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November 14, 2008


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What an interesting article. I am trying to think how many houses I have been inside in the last few years and what the client's affliations were. As a professional organizer and Dem. I would say I agree more with the genetics piece of this story vs. the whole messy=lefty. As you know, Darryle, our house would be considered leaning way right just on looks!


When I read that article I immediately thought of you--since according to this theory you would be out there to the far right of Sarah Palin. I also have this feeling that the Obama house looks more like yours than like mine.


Oy. Oy Oy Oy and vey. I am such a lefty. I've had the misfortune of being friends all my life with neat freaks, the kind who were raised by grandmas that washed the rocks in the front yard. In defense, I keep reminding myself of my first mother in law's saying, "Tidy little people have tidy little minds."


One more thing we share--someday we really have to meet! I have a magnet sitting in front of me right now that says "A Clean House is a sign of a Wasted Life." Unfortunately, everyone I have ever shared a house with was a neat freak.

Mark Geduldig-Yatrofsky

If Rachel is the exception that proves the rule, I would have to submit that this rule may not apply beyond the borders of the United States. My wife, albeit one of the best organized people on the planet (and cursed with a husband who is the exact opposite), is Swedish and not anywhere near right of center. (I think the Germans must have learned orderliness from the Swedes.) Were I a methodical person, I might follow up this discourse with a study of how Americans differ from or reflect the norms of other nationalities. But I'm not, so in the words of Jimmy Buffet, I'll rationalize by asserting that "I don't want that much organization in my life!"

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