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Saturday, September 29

Something rather curious happens in the cottage on a regular basis. It doesn't bother me. It's not a bad thing. It just gives me cause for wonder. It doesn't just happen on my watch. It happens when Linda's here. And apparently it happens a whole lot when Amy is here. As a matter of fact she's the one who initially brought it to my attention. I'm so easygoing I probably wouldn't have even noticed if I hadn't had my awareness raised about it. You're wondering now what it is, aren't you?

Well, I'll tell you. Some of our customers open the refrigerator door when they're in the shop. Some even open it more than once during a visit. As if the contents inside may have changed. Maybe they think there is something wonderful for sale inside it? Maybe they think we live here in this sweet little shop and are trying to confirm this? Maybe they're hungry and just feel at home? Maybe they're just "openers".

You know what I mean by "openers"? The folks who look in your medicine chest when they use your powder room. They're not bad people;they're just curious. Heck, I've done it before. Sometimes it just automatically happens. Your hand just goes there before your head has a chance to process it. Right? You "openers" know what I'm talking about. I'm not a full time "opener". But I can stake claim on opening a few doors in my day. How 'bout you?

Sometimes my "opening behavior" has evoked guilt. Like snooping might feel. But I really do think "opening" is much less calculated, almost absent minded, like an automatic human response, similar to sneezing. What do you think?

Anyway, hope your weekend is as beautiful as the weather we've been blessed with today!


Sweet Remembrance said...

I can honetly say I am not an opener as in fridge or medicine cabinet but I am nosey, oops curious in other ways!
I like to see whats in every little box, bowl and jar.
I am curious indeed...

Abby Kerr Ink said...

What a witty post! We have a mirrored armoire for sale in our shop that has a most tempting skeleton key in the lock. *Everybody* passes this armoire and takes a peek inside...and I'm sorry to say there's nothing very interesting in there! Just our stereo. It must be inborn in our nature to open closed doors. :)

Rosemary said...

I would never think to do that.
I am not an opener of other peoples things.
I thought you were going to say the door opens by itself, like a haunted house.
Just curious people.
Have a great weekend!

Georgia Peachez said...

How funny! I am definitely not an opener, I would never open unless invited to do so. But I think that I do associate with some openers. hmmmmmm.

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

LOL! Funny! I don't think that I am an opener... Or maybe I just haven't noticed that I am an opener! LOL! I will have to think about it. But my husband says that I am a sniffer...I pick up stuff and smell it. Not everything, mind you! Some things are just not suppose to be sniffed at! I always touch and feel of plants and flowers and then I have to smell them of course. Can't pass them by. Oh, and freshly washed sheets, have to smell them...candles, lotions, soaps, potpourri, of course. Babies.... you get the drift. Just good smelling stuff!
I've enjoyed your blog! I hope you will visit me sometimes. I am Barbara over at Southern Lady's Vintage!

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