Change, you say? My dad and I respond this way:
We quote it often. In fact, I got this text from my dad this morning while I was at work – “We fear change. But I think you’ll like it.”
Ominous, isn’t it?
By the time I got home to the empty house I had completely forgotten about his text. I was heating up some food for dinner, and while it cooked I opened the cupboard to retrieve a small glass for my grape juice.
Those are not glasses. Those are mugs. They belong on the left side of the sink. This is the right side of the sink.
Cue a short spell of hyperventilating, hand-flapping, and pacing, all while processing – “AHHH CHANGE. It makes sense. That’s above the coffee makers. BUT IT’S NOT THE SAME. The other cups are now beside the cupboard that holds Mom’s tall glasses. It makes sense. IT’S NOT OKAY. It’s logical. It’s practical. BUT IT DOESN’T LOOK RIGHT.”
To be honest I was concurrently amused at my response. I think if I had been more specifically forewarned I wouldn’t have had quite the same reaction. And because it’s such a practical and logical change I’ll be cool with it soon.