MRS F: What are you doing?!?
MA F: I’m just putting some books in the new bookcase, now that it’s finished.
MRS F: Those books don’t go there.
MA F : I’m just putting them in there temporarily. You can rearrange them later.
MRS F: MOTHERRR IF YOU DO THAT I WILL JUST HAVE TO TAKE THEM ALL OFF THE SHELF AND PUT THEM BACK IN A PILE. Leave them where they are. I will sort the piles tomorrow.
MA F: I’m just trying to make things easier for you.
MRS F: Yes, Mom, I understand and I appreciate it and I know that it doesn’t look like I have any sort of system, but my books have discrete shelving areas and it matters to me to get them back to where they belong. The new bookcase is for coffeetable books or large folio-sized things that won’t fit on the normal shelves.
MA F: Well, I’ll just put these away then *takes large pile of assorted paperbacks and starting randomly shelving them wherever she sees an empty spot on a shelf*
MRS F: MOM STOP
MA F: These just look like mixed fiction.
MRS F: Some of those are Victorian studies and they need to go with the rest of the Victorian books.
MA F: What about this one? *looks dubiously at a cheap paperback edn of My Secret Life*
MRS F: MOTHERRR THAT IS A VERY IMPORTANT PIECE OF VICTORIAN PORNOGRAPHY AND IT IS REFERENCED EVERYWHERE SO I HAD TO HAVE IT.