Why do people make notes,take notes, leave notes? Even my computer has “Notes” little things to write notes on, Why?; I never make notes, never take notes and rarely leave notes ( only when I’m leaving a note for the War Office; she expects them and I like to keep the peace, most times 😉 )
Are notes really necessary? All my acquaintance think so; well I suppose they do because they write them. But what do they do with them once they’ve written them? Where do they keep them, do they read them? the word “Notes” I always feel should be followed by a question mark.
A few years back, when I signed up to be a volunteer guide at the museum, I along with a number of, other shall we say mature age, men and women went along to receive instructions on how to do it and not get it by somebody who did it and got it! Well something like that 😉 Naturally I took along a note book as per the instructions, what I was going to do with it was beyond me. All the new kids on the block had their notebooks and pens/pencils at the ready prepared to take copious notes and looking very keen; like a bunch of high school kids on their first day.
During the lecture if you can call it that, the pens/pencils were moving feverishly across the pages and I recall looking on in wonder, wondering what they were writing and should I be doing something similar instead of listening to what was being said. So I doodled as I listened.
After the lecture when we were told that we were all now qualified volunteer tour guides and welcome to the ranks and when would we be available to start as there was a shortage of guides.
All the newly qualified tour guides packed up their”Notes” usually placing them into folders specially bought for the occasion and we toddled off. I checked my doodles while waiting for the ferry to take me round to Circular Quay ( it really should be semi-circular quay, not that it’s that anymore either), they didn’t look very interesting so I dumped them in the garbage bin at the wharf.
So you can see I’m not particularly into “Notes”
Are “Tweets” notes? I’ve been doing a bit of tweeting on “Twitter” lately and I’m starting to suspect that they are…..!