I grew up with ten siblings, and most of them were messy or sloppy, and never noticed the need to make anything tidy, much less look clean. This is where my wiping; thus the finishing touch began in my life. I was no longer satisfied with “it is clean, so leave it”. The place needed to look clean; especially the kitchen counter. Although we had put the food away and washed the dishes; the splotches of grease where the frying pan had set and the soapy suds on the edge of the counter in front of the sink were all there just trashing the place up. Was it too much to ask that these little things not be left there to evaporate or crust over? I knew then that someone needed to come in and be the finishing touch, delivering that last wipe. In my opinion, it is sloppy, but it may not have the same ef...
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...ices and personal belongings get thoroughly wiped daily including the interior of my car. I may have a few empty cups in the floorboard, but you can rest assured that the dash and the radio, the gear shift and cup holders have been wiped multiple times today.
I will always have the last wipe, last touch or maybe it’s getting that last word in. My brother told me that when I come around and touch things after someone has already done their best to clean or organize it only gives me the satisfaction or makes me feel like I have played a part in making it that way. It is annoying for others when I keep fidgeting with something or wiping to make something better when really I am trying to deflect my attention at something to make it feel like I have had control over it. Wiping gives me a comfort and something to keep myself busy with. Without it things could get messy.
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