A friend of mine was in Europe closing on a real estate transaction last week and was telling me about the experience. He noted that it was stressful because the agents and attorneys had forgotten to tell him he needed an original document that, of course, was still in the US. He is European and had lived in this country earlier in his career and he calmly noted to me that “they always screw things up but because of that they are really good about finding solutions.” Which they did and he was able to close on the transaction.
His story made me think of me and my wife. I consider myself to be very organized and have specific places for everything. But when I misplace something which seems to be happening more frequently as I get older, I panic because I can’t find it. My wife, on the other hand, is a little less organized and can sometimes lose things more often but she has an amazing skill at finding things. In fact, when I lose something, I have to go to her to help me find it. And she always does.
People having different personalities, skills and ways of doing things are what makes the world fascinating. While it can sometimes be frustrating when you think you have a better way than someone else, it’s best to remember that sometimes, those different skills come in handy for us personally. I’m going to try to not lose that perspective, but if I do, I’m sure that Jen will help me find it.
This week’s selection is:
Starstruck (HBO Max)
Written by and starring Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning comedian, writer and actor Rose Matafeo, `Starstruck' follows the life of Jessie, a millennial who lives in East London. She juggles between her two jobs in order to afford the overpriced apartment that she shares with her best friend, Kate. On New Year's eve, she hooks up with Tom, and she soon discovers that he is a famous film star. Their worlds could not be more different, yet fate keeps bringing them together under the most extraordinary circumstances.