My housemate, Griffin, has a lot of “gottas” in his life. He is someone who is just comfortable living how he’s living, and not too worried about fixing those small annoyances that drive me crazy. For example… Griffin chair in the living room where he sits 85% of his waking hours, and his bed are both too far from an outlet to plug anything in comfortably. To solve this problem, Griffin has a short extension cord he uses to bridge the gap. The issue? He only has one extension cord, and every day he unplugs in the morning, brings it out to the living room, plugs it in and sits down in his chair.
We’ve talked about Griffin getting another extension cord, but the answer is always “yeah, I gotta do that soon.”
I write this with no shade or ill-will, only with amazement and intrigue at how differently me and him operate. The other day, I started a list of Griffin’s “gottas” that I will add to as I hear them. Here is the list so far:
“I really gotta get a hard drive soon…” (2/3/21)
“I feel like I gotta keep screen time in mind moving forward so I don’t… Get dementia.” (2/3/21)
“I gotta get my website up soon… I’ve been saying that for a year now.” (2/4/21)
“I gotta start eating more.” (2/4/21)
“I think I’m gonna have a sale for my posters. Print a bunch out and sell them. I gotta do that soon” (2/5/21)