A bit less de-cluttering joy today— it’s raining. Perhaps I should put my pending tray out in the rain 😄 A whole new approach to filing — “arbitrary rain filing”. If it’s sunny you sit out in the garden and read it, but if it rains on it you throw it straight in the bin ! (You can see my other blogs on this theme by clicking on “Clutter” in the TAG CLOUD).
Back to the pending, now called “P N-E tray”— it’s got a name because it’s been around for so long.
Today’s first find is an investment report on my technology shares. I am client number 38,336, so I must be very important to them. I get a personally signed letter from their computer. After their initial advice that technology was such a good area to invest in, it takes quite a few pages to explain why the share price has fallen from £2.53 in 2014 to £1.62 in 2016 ! Strange that technology companies are making billions and my investment advisers operate out of one of the best addresses in London? Perhaps I should become an investment adviser not an investor. Another one for the bin.
My second treasure of the day is —- a bank letter this time from their computer, telling me that deposit protection limits are going to fall from £85,000 to £75,000.
What a happy coincidence. With one of my many spare brown envelopes I can send the bank letter to my investment advisers to let them know my money is less safe. With another envelope, I can send my technology investment report to my bank to tell them not to worry I have no money left to put in the bank.
If only their computers would talk to each other, I would not need a pending tray, Amazon forests of paper could be saved and all I need to do is send them my life’s savings to play with and pay for all their high salaries, all-powerful computers and luxurious offices.
That’ s half my P N-E tray gone in a nanosecond. Gone either up in the clouds or a puff of smoke.
Any better ideas ?
There will be a copy of Walt Hopkins’ and George Simons’ book — “Seven Ways to Lighten Your Life Before You Kick the Bucket” –— for the best ideas on de-cluttering.
Wishing everybody a clutter free Happy New Year !