How to create my own problems

@Asylum (48224)
Manchester, England
April 5, 2016 11:18am CST
I have no idea how or when I developed this talent, but I have a natural ability to generate problems for myself from the most unlikely sources. Due to having arranged for someone to come and fit laminate flooring in my bedrooms, I proceeded to transfer a great deal of furniture downstairs. I also disconnected all the peripherals from my computer, including the printer. Since I have paid the bill in advance via direct transfer from my bank account to theirs, it seemed prudent that I should print off the bank transfer receipt to show them when they arrive. I saved it as a PDF to my computer and thought I could simply carry the printer back up and print it off. I now have so much stuff piled in a heap in the kitchen that I cannot find the USB or power cable for the printer. They will be easy enough to find when I begin moving it all again, but at present I have no idea where they are. It looks as though I will just have to mention the fact to them and let them check their account for confirmation.
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@marlina (77809)
• Canada
5 Apr 16
Sometimes I do create my own problems too and I am pretty good at it.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
5 Apr 16
I doubt if you could be as talented as I am.
@carebear29 (28647)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
5 Apr 16
I think we all make our own problems. LOL
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
5 Apr 16
Most likely so, although I seem to have developed a talent for it.
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@TheHorse (72250)
• Walnut Creek, California
5 Apr 16
Eeps. I try to keep things really simple.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
5 Apr 16
Oh no, simple is far too easy and boring.
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@Hate2Iron (8022)
• Canada
5 Apr 16
I'm really good at losing things. There are times when I don't think that I lost them at all, they simply fall into this black hole only to show back up again at a later date! I swear there is more going on that we realize sometimes!!
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
5 Apr 16
They probably fall into a time portal, which would explain why they reappear later.
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• United States
5 Apr 16
Sounds like something I would do. I can be the most disorganized organized person sometimes
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
5 Apr 16
I was totally convinced that the cables were on top of the printer, but they seem to have escaped somehow.
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@vhpsandi (360)
• Mumbai, India
5 Apr 16
This is the natural ability of I guess all of us. Making extra work and create uncalled for problems for ourselves.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
5 Apr 16
I appear to have developed it into an art form recently, at which I am a master.
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@amadeo (72889)
• United States
5 Apr 16
Oh! I know the feelings there.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
5 Apr 16
It seems that several people do and I am far from alone.
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@marguicha (101852)
• Chile
5 Apr 16
You can tell them to check their account while mentioning that you have the receipt but not the lost cable.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
5 Apr 16
It is the only option because I have no intention of trying to dig my way through all the stuff stacked in the kitchen. Once I start transferring items back upstairs it will certainly come to light.
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@rebelann (42773)
• El Paso, Texas
6 Apr 16
Well, you are not alone. I manage quite nicely causing problems for myself. The trick is to think before I act which I have found is much harder to do than it sounds.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
6 Apr 16
That certainly seems too demanding for me because I am not in the habit of thinking.
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@rebelann (42773)
• El Paso, Texas
6 Apr 16
Yep, that was my point @Asylum
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
6 Apr 16
@rebelann Oh of course, I had forgotten how well you know me.
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@pgntwo (22458)
• Carthage, Tunisia
5 Apr 16
People are very good at getting in their own way!
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
5 Apr 16
I have become far better at it since I have got older, although I have always had a talent for it.
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@pgntwo (22458)
• Carthage, Tunisia
5 Apr 16
@Asylum Not forgetting the OCD tendencies begin to take a front seat...
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
5 Apr 16
@pgntwo That is something that I have never experienced.
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• United States
6 Apr 16
I suppose that all of that is still easier than doing the flooring yourself.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
6 Apr 16
The decision was made not just due to simplicity ut mostly due to concern that making a mess of the door frame would defeat the whole object of trying to improve my home.
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• United States
6 Apr 16
@Asylum Yup, that seems like solid logic right there! My family and I do a lot of home improvement projects ourselves. It is not very often that we have to hire someone to work on the house. Of course, that does not mean that it does not come with its own set of problems, such as figuring out who to blame if it does not turn out right.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
6 Apr 16
@purplealabaster That is where I have a real problem because there would be no-one else to blame.
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
6 Apr 16
Yes when you are too efficient it almost always back fires doesn't it? I hope they are coming soon to do the laminate.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
6 Apr 16
They have just informed me that it has been delayed until Monday.
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
6 Apr 16
@Asylum lol That is to be expected since you are all ready for them to come!!
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
6 Apr 16
@BelleStarr It does bother me unduly, but I will not be very happy if they try delaying it further.
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@cherriefic (4805)
• Philippines
6 Apr 16
I guess we have that kind of talent in our own way. What we need to do is to control it not to be a problem.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
6 Apr 16
It will certainly not cause me a great deal of problems, but it was great surprise to me to discover that I had managed to secrete the cables among the rest of the items so quickly.
• Philippines
6 Apr 16
@Asylum Maybe you're really good at it anyway.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
6 Apr 16
@cherriefic Oh yes, I have an exceptional talent for such things.
@kaka135 (14115)
• Malaysia
6 Apr 16
I guess I have this natural ability too. I always want to keep things safe and secured, and it ends up I don't even remember where I have kept them - they are too safe now! I guess the staff can easily check on their side. Hope you'll get the laminate flooring soon!
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
6 Apr 16
The staff will have no choice but to do so because I cannot print off the information. The reason I wanted to print a copy is that the people who arrive to fit the floor are not likely to have internet access for the bank, so they will have to telephone the business reception. They are due tomorrow, but now I am becoming suspicious. The laminate should be stored in the room for 48 hours first, yet there is nothing here.
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@kaka135 (14115)
• Malaysia
13 Apr 16
@Asylum Yes, though it'll be easier for them if you have the printed copy, well, it doesn't matter anymore.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
13 Apr 16
@kaka135 The job is now finished and he checked online with his mobile phone to confirm the payment.
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@Marty1 (36175)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
6 Apr 16
@asylum I am always losing things in my room so don';t feel bad. I am trying to read all my extra newspapers and books, so i have less clutter. Don't worry about it as I could easily see myself doing the same thing!
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
6 Apr 16
I am just perplexed as to how I could misplace them so quickly. I was convinced that they were on the top of the printer, but apparently I must have moved them to stack something else there.
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@Marty1 (36175)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
6 Apr 16
@Asylum I misplace everything mostly papers, so I put them in a special box now, the ones that are important! It helps me from losing them! I don;t even move things around in my room and misplace them!
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
6 Apr 16
@Marty1 I have a filing cabinet at home, which ensures that important documents cannot go astray.
@allknowing (69306)
• India
6 Apr 16
We all do that. Don't we? Hope those guys will trust you and proceed with the work.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
6 Apr 16
They will simply have to accept my word or telephone the office to request confirmation. I will certainly not allow them to call here and not do the job.
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@allknowing (69306)
• India
6 Apr 16
@Asylum For this you will have to first alert them that you do not have the order copy.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
6 Apr 16
@allknowing I shall simply tell them when they arrive, or maybe I should telephone them today and ask if they are already aware?
• United States
6 Apr 16
Oh dont you hate that? I have often done that sort of thing only to find what I thought would be fine and accessible is no longer. It bothers me too.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
6 Apr 16
It can certainly be very annoying, but will be a great problem in the end.
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• United States
6 Apr 16
@Asylum Hope it will.
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@ridingbet (59368)
• Philippines
6 Apr 16
even though I have to trust, I still create my own problem by thinking this person is not trustworthy. really, "an idle mind is the devil's workshop" for me, so now, I just forget about it.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
6 Apr 16
Second guessing oneself is something that we are all guilty of at times.
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@ridingbet (59368)
• Philippines
6 Apr 16
@Asylum indeed. we create our own problems with distrusting ourselves too
@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
6 Apr 16
Sometimes even careful planning can leave some details overlooked. It's not easy to pile up furniture and peripherals in a manner that leaves everything accessible. When we moved into a house a few years ago, I just wanted everything in quickly and let them pile all the boxes and furniture in the largest room that was near the door. It took weeks to sort it all out, and I created that problem with my impatience.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
6 Apr 16
My concern has been eradicated now because the company has just telephoned me to inform me that they cannot attend tomorrow. The original plan was to have the small bedroom done tomorrow and the larger bedroom on Monday, but now both are Monday. I mentioned the payment while he was on the telephone, so now there shall be no need to print a copy off anyway.
• United States
6 Apr 16
Won't they have a copy of it or some kind of proof you paid - no one will work for free!
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
6 Apr 16
Oh yes, they will have the money paid into their bank account and my name as reference. Of course they may not be able to look at that while here unless they can access the internet banking on their mobile phone.