Sunday, December 12, 2010

Folding a Fitted Sheet Could Drive You Crazy

Maybe it’s just that time of year when people need a laugh, but I’ve seen a lot of funny lists going around.  One of my sisters sent me one today and #5 on the list was “How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?”

Well … via Kottke I had learned the answer to that just the other day:

That should save your sanity.   Which is good because you don’t want to be a crazy person.  Or, maybe you do.

What none of us want is to have to deal with a crazy person.

One of the best lists I’ve seen lately was in a blog post from Judge Larry Primeaux of the 12th Chancery Court of Mississippi called “Dealing with Crazy Clients” was very practical and not necessarily limited to Crazy Clients:

1. If you don’t have to deal with a crazy person, don’t.
2. You can’t outsmart crazy. You also can’t fix crazy. (You could outcrazy it, but that makes you crazy too.)
3. When you get in a contest of wills with a crazy person, you’ve already lost.
4. The crazy person doesn’t have as much to lose as you.
5. Your desired outcome is to get away from the crazy person.
6. You have no idea what the crazy person’s desired outcome is.
7. The crazy person sees anything you have done as justification for what she’s about to do.
8. Anything nice you do for the crazy person, she will use as ammunition later.
9. The crazy person sees any outcome as vindication.
10. When you start caring what the crazy person thinks, you’re joining her in her craziness.

Good advice.