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OT: Wrapping presents with the help of your CAT

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  • Mariya
    1. Clear large space on table for wrapping present. 2. Go to wardrobe and collect bag in which present is contained, and close door 3. Open door and remove cat
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 1, 2004
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      1. Clear large space on table for wrapping present.
      2. Go to wardrobe and collect bag in which present is
      contained, and close door
      3. Open door and remove cat from wardrobe,
      4. Go to cupboard and retrieve rolls of wrapping paper.
      5. Go back and remove cat from cupboard.
      6. Go to draw, and collect transparent sticky tape, ribbons,
      scissors labels etc.,
      7. Lay out presents and wrapping materials on table, to enable
      wrapping strategy to be formed.
      8. Go back to draw to get string, remove cat that has been in
      the draw since last visit and collect string.
      9. Reopen draw and re-remove cat.
      10. Remove present from bag.
      11. Remove cat from bag.
      12. Open box to check present, remove cat from box, replace
      13. Lay out paper to enable cutting to size,
      14. Try and smooth out paper, realize cat is underneath and
      remove cat.
      15. Cut the paper to size, trying to keep the cutting line
      16. Throw away first sheet as cat tried to chase the scissors,
      and tore paper.
      17. Cut second sheet of paper to size. By putting cat in the bag
      the present came out of.
      18. Place present on cut to size paper
      19. Lift up edges of paper to seal in present, wonder why edges
      now don't reach, and realize cat is between present and paper.
      Remove cat and retry.
      20. Place object on paper, to hold in place, while cutting
      transparent sticky tape.
      21. Spend next 20 minuets carefully trying to remove transparent
      sticky tape from cat with pair of nail scissors.
      22. Seal paper down, with transparent sticky tape, making
      corners as neat as possible.
      23. Look for roll of ribbon, chase cat down hall, in order to
      retrieve ribbon.
      24. Try to wrap present with ribbon in a two directional turn.
      25. Re-roll up ribbon and remove paper that is now torn, due to
      cat's enthusiasm to chase ribbon end.
      26. Repeat steps 13-20 until down to last sheet of paper.
      27. Decide to skip steps 13-17, in order to save time and reduce
      risk of losing last sheet of paper. By retrieving old cardboard box,
      that you know is right size for sheet of paper.
      28. Put present in box, and tie down with string.
      29. Remove string, open box and remove cat,
      30. Put all packing materials in bag with present and head for
      lockable room.
      31. Once inside room, lock door and start to re-lay out packing
      32. Remove cat from box, unlock door, put cat outside door,
      close door and re-lock.
      33. Repeat previous step as often as is necessary. Until you can
      hear the cries from the cat outside the door.
      34. Lay out last sheet of paper. (I know this is difficult in
      the small area of the toilet. But try your best)
      35. Realize cat has already got to the paper. Unlock door go out
      and hunt through various cupboards, looking for sheet of last years
      paper, until you remember that you haven't got any left, due to cats
      help with wrapping last year.
      36. Retire back to room lock door, and sit on toilet whist
      trying to work out how to make torn sheet of paper look halfway
      37. Seal box, wrap with paper and start repairs by very
      carefully seal down tears with transparent sticky tape. Now tie up
      with ribbon and decorate with bows to hide worst effected areas.
      38. Label, then sit back and admire your handiwork,
      congratulating yourself on making good of a bad job.
      39. Unlock door, and go to kitchen to make drink and feed cat.
      40. 40. Spend next 15 minuets looking for cat, before coming to
      obvious conclusion.
      41. Unwrap present, untie box and remove cat.
      42. Retrieve all thrown away sheets of wrapping paper, feed cat
      and retire back to room for last attempt, making certain you are
      alone and the door is locked.
      43. Find least torn and wrinkled sheets of paper, along with the
      ones that the pattern matches closet.
      44. Vainly try and wrap present in patchwork of paper. Tie with
      the now tattered ribbon and decorate with the now limp bows. Label
      and put present in bag, for fear of anyone seeing this disaster.
      45. At time of handing over present, smile sweetly at receivers
      face, as they try and hide their contempt at being handed such a
      badly wrapped present.
      46. Swear to yourself that next year, you will get the store to
      wrap the damn thing for you.
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