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In terms of general neatness, I am ...

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A neatnik (Felix Unger)
  297 votes / 1%
Neat, but not neatnik
  2628 votes / 17%
Neither esp. tidy nor especially messy
  3620 votes / 23%
Leaning toward messy, but not a slob
  5548 votes / 36%
A slob (Oscar Madison)
  1879 votes / 12%
Worse than slob (Oscar the Grouch)
  670 votes / 4%
Recovering from one of the above extremes
  446 votes / 2%
15088 total votes.
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In terms of general neatness, I am ...

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  • Chaotic order (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Hentes (2461350) on Friday May 24, 2013 @07:07PM (#43817643)

    All my stuff is in order. I know exactly where my stuff is, and I can find anything I want within seconds. But to an outside observer it still looks like a trashheap.

  • by reboot246 (623534) on Friday May 24, 2013 @07:18PM (#43817755) Homepage
    My house is cluttered because it's full of too much stuff, none of which I would be willing to throw away. By the time you've reached the age of sixty you've accumulated a lot of things: e.g. books - I own thousands of books and I'm not willing to part with any of them. I throw things away only when they're broken or worn out completely. I still use towels that are older than some of you. I could fill a small room with photographs of children and grandchildren. In fact, one spare bedroom is filled with toys for the grandkids to play with when they're visiting. Another spare bedroom is full of computers and computer parts + a couple of bookcases. Indoor plants have nearly taken over the kitchen. I think you get the picture.

    But everything is clean; I can't stand filth.
  • by Orp (6583) on Friday May 24, 2013 @08:36PM (#43818267) Homepage

    I'll bet most of the people reading this poll had to look up Felix Unger and Oscar Madison. Chrissake, The Odd Couple went off the air in 1975.

  • No filth (Score:5, Insightful)

    by amiga3D (567632) on Friday May 24, 2013 @09:36PM (#43818589)

    I hate filth. I don't care at all about neat but dirt and filth I don't like. No dirty dishes and soiled clothes laying around. Now clutter I don't really mind. Books and papers are no problem. Things can be tossed on the couch and chairs but I don't feed roaches.

  • Back and forth (Score:5, Insightful)

    by PuddleBoy (544111) on Friday May 24, 2013 @11:55PM (#43819163)

    I swing back and forth.

    I'll slowly let things get too messy/disorganized - piles start to develop - then something (like visiting someone else's house which is neat) will light a fire under me to get my place cleaned up. So I'll swing the other way and start throwing out things (like old software manuals, receipts, parts that I'll never really use) and taking old computers to be recycled. (fess up - how many computers are in your place right now that should be gotten rid of?)

    I'm not consistent - unless you count the oscillating cycles.

    (Do I get extra points for saying "oscillating cycles"?)

  • Re:Back and forth (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 25, 2013 @05:48AM (#43820253)

    My trigger is somebody announcing a visit at my place. There can be long times between visits ...

  • by anyaristow (1448609) on Saturday May 25, 2013 @08:22AM (#43820647)

    If you're going to host an event in your home, could you please clear off enough space on one of the covered surfaces for the snacks people are bringing, wash the dishes and empty the trash, remove the clothing from the living room so people have a place to sit, vacuum the food debris off the floor, and open a window? Yeah, it's none of my business, and I have the option of never accepting your invite again, but these are life skills you should have learned in your twenties, the latest, and if you're going to blame your life circumstances on "the man", at least try to take care of this one thing you do have control over.

  • Re:Sanitary. (Score:5, Insightful)

    by p00kiethebear (569781) on Saturday May 25, 2013 @02:50PM (#43822895)
    As a food service worker though, it' not my job to prime someone else' personal immune system. It's my responsibility to make sure my equipment is sanitary and that food is cooked and held at proper temperature.

    People with compromised immune systems like to eat out too.

    On a personal level I agree with you, I mean shit, I make sushi for a living and eat plenty of fun bacteria at the end of every shift and when I'm at home I'm happy to just wipe down the sink with soap and water once in a while but when I'm working it's not my job to strengthen people's immune systems, It's to serve them safe food, that's what they expect and that's what they are paying for.

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