I like to think of myself as a kind and generous person. And I am – most of the time. However there are 5 things I’m rather selfish with – I’m not proud but at least I’m honest!
1.) Books. I’m very protective over my books. I do lend to an Aunt of mine but that is because she is as fussy as I am when it comes to returning things in the condition they were lent in.
2.) Weekends. Spare time is precious! We all have busy lives and I feel weekends are a precious commodity I sometimes need to be stingy with. Obviously hubby and I enjoy spending time with family and close friends. But I draw the line with random people that want to fill your social calendar.
The same goes for weekends away. This is Mark and I time. I don’t understand people who WhatsApp the day before asking if you will be in the same area. Family and friends are different but not some arbitrary person who has chosen the same weekend to be away and wants to meet up for an unplanned catch up.
No thank you.
3.) Leftover pizza. I love it the next day and have unashamedly eaten my husbands leftovers twice in the last month 🙂
4.) Stationery. I know it might sound odd to be territorial over cardboard folders and plastic sleeves but I love stationery. Even if the company bought it and I don’t technically own that box of paper clips and staples I feel the need to squirrel it away for winter. Or more accurately quarter end.
5.) Make up. I put this on at home and never carry it on me during the day. This way I can be honest and say I don’t have any if asked. I’m sorry but I don’t:
a) share my Clinique treasures
b) want another person’s bacteria on my mascara wand.
It may be selfish but it is certainly hygienic.
I cannot be the only person who feels this way about random things which are a pain to share! What are yours? Don’t be shy!