I was the first one up and I started preparing the Christmas dinner which Andy and I cooked together. Andy had made sure that everyone had a present to open. Kevin and I both received puzzles to solve. Trying to solve them brought home to me my difficulty in visualising things. Eventually, and with teamwork we all solved both puzzles.
I didn’t eat much of my dinner (my eating is getting slower and slower) and afterwards we all sat down to relax. We continued to play with the puzzles and also, after a string of defeats, I finally beat Andy at othello. Later, Tania and Kevin cleared the kitchen. I considered telling them not to throw my meal away but decided that such a comment would be unnecessary. I was wrong. When I discovered that they had done just that I was very disappointed. And annoyed.
I considered the lesson. For me the learning point was that I should never assume that people will act how I expect them to act. As the afternoon progressed I was tempted to mention it on more than one occasion but I didn’t. This is more progress for me because in the past I would have gone on about it and may have ruined the whole day for the sake of making a point.