Hah! Like you, Kay, I'm absolutely brilliant, based on my work space.
Hi, Linda. That is a fun factoid and it makes me feel better. ��
I am a collector and clutterer. A friend said it's normal for teachers, and I would sometimes leave big notes atop stacks of papers "Don't try to clean this table this time." When I worked at Prudential as a secretary, the manager's systems of piles of paper could NOT be disturbed. The cleaning staff were not to touch it, and his assistant manager showed me the system of moving papers to the floor, in order, dusting, then moving them back to their rightful places. A new manager's philosophy was "A messy desk is the sign of a messy mind." Then I saw a sign that added, "Then what is an empty desk the sign of?" ;-)
Dear Mary Garrett, boy can I relate to what you've written!I too am a collector. Although I manage to throw things out, I just keep right on collecting MORE. I shall treasure your concluding sentence!