Saturday Satisfaction

The way this week goes, I need to think up something clever in connection with Saturday, as well. Well, satisfaction to my mind is a pretty accurate attribute of the day.

Sleeping in late, or maybe lingering in bed, even if you have woken up early due to working habits; having a nice and relaxed breakfast and the lack of necessity to do anything in particular… (if that is the case, of course) can be mighty satisfying. Well, it is often the case that we use our weekends to get some “work” done, for lack of time during the week. I guess that is a normal human urge – to get busy with something, to take part, even if we do complain a lot about it.

I’ll admit what I hate about Saturdays. I hate it when people (too general, I know) insist that we go to visit, or that they come to visit. In short, I hate visits, no matter in which direction. It feels like I am wasting my time for relaxation. I hate interaction with people who come by for a coffee and stay for 3 or 4 hours, talking small talk. Oh, yes – I definitely dislike small talk. Not that I have anything particularly “big” to talk about. I hate it if we go over to their place, although we may leave any time we want. Ha! – in fact, with this type of people, it is not so easy to leave. They say: “Oh, why so early? Stay and let’s talk.” Beyond all my powers of patience (which are very scarce) is behaviour of the sort – “Why do you want to go home? What are you going to do there?” If you make the mistake of suggesting anything, say – “we need to do some cleaning”, they go like, “Oh, you’ll do it, no need to hurry. What are you going to clean? Your house is so small, you’ll be ready in no time. What else?” Well – maybe now it’s hahaha, but I’m sure a lot of us have been there, right. 😉

So, the Saturdays I get the most satisfaction are those that I spend with three living beings only (one is a cat). No arrangements, no appointments and thus – no arguments. My husband will confirm on the last one.

So far, this has been such a Saturday. Enjoy it, have the satisfaction you are looking for and don’t forget to kiss your most beloved living beings today, as well!

4 replies on “Saturday Satisfaction”

  1. Madison says:

    Ha! I know exactly what you mean – visits of that kind require a healthy dose of assertiveness or at least an employment of the ‘broken record’ technique (as in ‘Yes, thank you..lovely time, but I have to go now…’ repeat as needed)

    In the end, your time (for relaxation) is money – imagine burning banknotes as you sit there listening/exchanging small talk trinkets…

    I say, stand up and leave.

    Last resort: Tell them that you are leaving because they want probably to clean their place. When they say why would you say that you can always say something like ‘Oh, I just thought..never mind, I guess you like it so…(this is where you take a look around) ..cozy’ .

  2. Madison – I like the “repeat as needed” 😀

  3. RJ Clarken says:

    I love a nice, quiet Saturday morning when I really have nothing to do and nowhere to go, but with two kids and a dog, it rarely lasts long. 🙂

  4. RJ – the less frequent, and the shorter those moments get, the more precious they become. Anyway, a long do-nothing stay in bed will get boring at some point. Messes with self-improvement, so to say 😉

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