My wife and I have some friends who are truly organized. If organization were an Olympic event they would be multiple gold medallists. Clutter, mess and chaos are simply not in their vocabulary or their life. Ask them about a trip they took four years ago and within seconds they can effortlessly produce details of restaurants they ate in and leaflets describing local places of interest. In the summer not a blade of grass is allowed to stray beyond its permitted length or borders. They are truly fantastic, I like and admire them tremendously and most importantly, they are very, very, very rare! Most people are not like this at all.

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