I am so fascinated by cuckoo clocks so years ago when we saw one in the stores my husband gladly bought it for me. I have had it for about 5 years now and I love it. You may wonder what really is my problem then?!
The problem is that ever since we brought it home, I have been trying to get it installed on the wall. But alas it has never been hung and lies in the corner of my closet. Hopefully the cuckoo is still alive.
My repeated requests were shrugged off with "Jot it down; I will get to it when I have time". It has been on my honey-do-list since then, but unfortunately Honey has been busy otherwise.
Few times when he volunteered to work on the list, we would disagree on where to hang the clock. I would say in my office and he would say in our bed room. If I say in our bed room he would say in the kitchen. There have been close calls where he came with the hammer and nails to work on it, but then the phone would ring or a friend would visit or a child would cry that he would hurry to the scene - completely forgetting my poor cuckoo clock.
There have been times when I would challenge to do it myself, but then the electric drill would need to be charged, so I put it on charge only to never find time to get back to it. I have even promised myself that may be next time when Ganesh visits I will request him, but Ganesh has come and gone many times while the cuckoo bird is out of sight and out of mind.
When I start complaining my husband would say, "If you keep hiding it in the closet; how will I remember? If you leave it on the counter top I will do it when I see it". It kind of made sense so I left it on the counter top with frequent reminders but for whatever reason the cuckoo just wouldn't budge. After months of seeing it on the counter top, attracting piles of paper and mail on top I took it back to the closet.
Then recently we painted the house and I was so sure I would finally get to use it, but weeks and months have passed and my cuckoo clock still awaits installation.