- by Fred Moore
I thought: We?ll get everything ready, then bring the trailer home to our condo. I want to do a little work on it before we take off for a couple of days, but first I have an errand to run.
She thought: I’m all ready to go, we have everything we need. I?ve baked cookies to take along, and fried chicken for our first evening?s meal. I?m all packed. Let?s go!
I said, “Honey, would you like to go with me to take this ad to the newspaper office?”
She said, “Sure. Everything is ready to load into the van.”
I thought we would look over our Camping Checklist when we brought the trailer home. Then I?d be certain I hadn?t forgotten anything.
I said, “It?s good to have you along, because it’s always easier to get the trailer when you?re there to help hook it up.”
She said, “You?re not planning to bring the trailer back to the condo, are you? Everything we need to put in the trailer is with us, and since we?re already clear across town, we should just hook up the trailer and go.”
I said, “But I have some work to do on the trailer before we leave.”
She said, “Is it really necessary? We?re getting a late start as it is.”
I said, “Well, I guess it isn?t really necessary. Maybe you?re right, we should just go right on.”
Famous last words. I forgot that I hadn’t done our usual final rundown on our Camping Checklist, so, we ended up doing without a few essentials, including a flashlight and my toiletries kit. Oh well, maybe my teeth won?t rot out in just a couple of days, and she?ll just have to endure my facial bristles!
Moral of this story: Not a bad idea to communicate clearly with your partner