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Monday, October 22, 2012

Cleanliness is Next to… Nagging?

I’m supposed to write about nagging. My favorite nag – or rather my least favorite - is “clean up your room.” I wanted to write something funny and original, but there’s nothing new under the sun. So I stand in the presence of greatness:

“Do you know what you call those who use towels and never wash them, eat meals and never do the dishes, sit in rooms they never clean, and are entertained till they drop? If you have just answered, "A house guest," you're wrong because...
...I have just described my kids.”
-Erma Bombeck
“When You Say: Please pick up your toys now.
They Must Hear: Hey! Who’d like to argue?”
-Baby Blues Cartoon
“My mother would walk into my room and . . . all she had to do was see a shoe upside-down, and to her that was the filthiest room she'd ever seen. My mother was an authority on pig sties: ‘This is the worst looking pig sty I have ever seen in my life! And I want it cleaned up!’
Never in my life did I ever say to my mother, "Mother! I'm going up to my filthy room, and sit in it in the name of God!" Yet my mother would come up to my room, and say, "How, in the name of God, can you sit in this filthy room?" -Bill Cosby
Contributed by Elaine Jack, Assistant Editor for Today’s Family magazine.

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