Curious? I got rid of hard rubbish after clearing out my home the other day so it would be spick and span for pre-sale viewing. One of my pieces of furniture a concrete Moroccan tiled table top was rejected by the Removal Guys from the council. I was waiting for this. It was heavy, my body weight so I was not surprised.
This is when I needed to have a special friend around to help a Solo Gal. I am fortunate to have Oscar who was my Triathlon coach many years ago. We have remained friends and for this deed I called on him. He helped me cart all the hard rubbish to the street. While the concrete “wheel of fortune” table top lay sitting in the middle of the pile. I sort of knew it would be hard to get rid of.
We had a coffee after everything was positioned on the street ready for a quick pick up by the council. I asked Oscar what I could do if the table top remained and he immediately said he had a sledgehammer and would deal with it. This remark, had all the makings of a murder mystery.
Alas, the table top remained alone after the council pick up so I texted Oscar and he said I’ll do it. Great, I don’t have to go around the bins at night depositing large pieces of Moroccan concrete table top slyly into neighbours trash. I came home 4 hours later there was no evidence of that piece of table that hosted many dinner parties and clients sessions when I lived in Byron Bay.
The morale of this story is an important one for me. Do you ask for help when challenged? I had to as there was no way that I could physically get rid of the table top. I had already given some delivery guys a couple of bottles of wine to take it out to the nature strip. So to complete the story I made Oscar one of my Mother’s famous boiled fruit cakes to do the deed.
To complete the learning: What about you? Do you ask for help?
- Does it take something mentally and or physically heavy and impossible for you to ask for help?
- Do you try to do everything solo like me many times for fear of others saying, “No they cannot help?”
- Or do you put it in the too hard basket and never ask for help. Good way to start feeling like a victim.
How about this week try asking for help and start with something small. My table top experience, well it was one that I would not like to repeat too many times but Oscar what a great friend you are. Thank you.
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