Moving Conditions

Halvah as packing and tidying obstacle
Halvah as packing and tidying obstacle

Packing books:
1. Unfold moving box.
2. Tape bottom.
3. Put books in box.
4. Tape box shut.
5. Label, stack with other packed boxes.
6. Dust shelf.

Packing books, cat owner’s edition:
1. Unfold moving box.
2. Attempt to tape bottom. When first section of tape proves to be totally covered with hair due to a curious cat’s investigation and head rubbing, pull off section of tape, drop on the ground, pick up dispenser to tape again.
3. Chase completely frantic cat around the house, remove first piece of tape from their back foot, toss tape in trash.
4. Realize you set the tape dispenser down at some point during the chase. Sigh, then search house for approximately thirty minutes before finding it.
5. If tape is not too hairy, tape bottom of box, set on the ground.
6. Remove cat from box.
7. Remove cat from box.
8. Remove cat from box.
9. Put books in box. Quickly.
10. Go to tape box shut, realize the tape dispenser got moved aside during the all the cat removing. Search. Finally find. Curse silently.
11. Tape box shut. More or less. Ignore tufts of hair sticking to tape.
12. Retrieve pencil the cat pushed under the bookshelf, label box, stack with other packed boxes.
13. Remove cat from shelf.
14. Remove cat from shelf.
15. Remove cat from shelf.
16. Dust shelf. For all the good that will do.
17. Pour drink or dish up ice cream.

 

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