Monday, August 08, 2005

What is this fascination people have with turning up at other people’s houses unexpectedly? Does anyone actually like this kind of surprise? Because I for one can’t think of a single time when someone has come over to my place and I’ve thought, ‘How nice to see this person but it would have been even nicer if they had just turned up without me knowing, either when I was in the middle of scrubbing the toilet bowl or plucking my moustache or this morning when I was still in my underwear, finishing another illustration for my book.’
Seriously though, is there anyone out there who prefers people turning up at their house unexpectedly rather than them knowing?
I get it the worst I think because I work from home, doing art, which to most people means just sitting around being bored and waiting for someone to come over and entertain me. The way they see it, by coming over here, they will not only do a good deed by ‘getting me out of myself’ for a while, but also get a cup of tea and a couple of biscuits as well. Can’t get better than that, can it? And I think fair enough, come over but why not give me a call as you’re coming up the road and say, ‘I’m coming, put the kettle on’? Just so I get a two minutes warning so I can maybe try and flatten my hair a little. Is that too much to ask?

5 comments:

Kamyar said...

tell me about it.

negar said...

dont you shave your hair anymore?

Shirin said...

Funny you should say that Negar because I very nearly shaved all my hair off again today as I was really getting sick of it but then I looked in the mirror and thought I quite like my bouffant hair style at the moment (it’s especially handy for scaring small children) and so I decided to stick with it for a little while longer.

GazanKhan said...

People who don't call before coming know that if they let you know befor, you probably can think of something and may save yourself.Those who think they are welcomed, never try to take you by surpirise.Am I right or what?!

shady said...

can't u just not answer the door (or the phone)? or do what i did as cautionary measures (just in case they decided to show up anyway despite my not answering the phone)... get a doormat that says: GO AWAY!