alix (my pseudo step daughter) said, you know i'm anal about being on time to stuff.
i said, you don't say.
she said, i do say, and i have this whole routine i go through to prepare. it's very precise and everything has to be done in order.
i said, um ... um ... um! you go girl with your bad rigid self!
then she said, but don't get me wrong. i can be spontaneous too ... as long as i get three days notice.
that's when it occurred to me even though our thought processes were quickly parting ways, it was in everyone's best interest to leave well enough alone.