It’s the Least I Could Do

With natural gas prices being what they are, I’ve taken to doing household chores in the morning to warm up. I can keep the thermostat set at 64 degrees if I remain active, dressed in layers.

Photo by Hannah Gullixson on Unsplash

So, this morning I was cleaning the blinds. I started out just dusting them with a microfiber cloth and they looked pretty good. But then, I rinsed the cloth and tried a little detergent and found they fairly glowed after being washed. I mentioned to Mike that while it was more work, the soap and water WAS far more effective.

He replied, “Yeah, I’ve been thinking about doing that for a while.”

I said, “I appreciate the thought.”

“It’s the least I could do,” he answered.

5 thoughts on “It’s the Least I Could Do

  1. I’ve always loved that expression. It’s so…polite-sounding. And then you stop and think about it and my response there turns from one of appreciation to “Well, thanks for nothing, jerk”. 🥸
    I mean, it’s one thing to bother to calculate the minimal acceptable action, but another to point it out to others.
    I’m often curious – yes, I spend some time thinking about this – as to what other actions were discarded as being “too much” of a response to a situation.
    Love this.


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