It really very simple and has the benefit of a natural Built In Streamline System which regularly alerts me to important items whilst less important, or worse - circular, memos are relegated to minor inconvenient characters...
It goes something like this:
1. I go to my pigeon hole and collect my post/memos/telephone messages etc.
2. I return to my room. Which, by the way, is in another building and a good five minute walk.
3. I pile it on my desk.
4. It stays there.
Now I know what you're thinking: That this is not a filing system. That it is, in fact, a pile. You are wrong.
See the beauty is in the simplicity of the system.
If something is important then eventually someone will come and find me and ask why I've not done something. So then I do it.
Otherwise, after a two week period I can safely assume that it's all rubbish, brush it from my desk and into the recycling and start a brand new pile.
So far it's been spot on.
But something has been happening lately. Something underhand and sneaky.
Someone has been phrasing Memos thus:
Unless you provide a reason against us stealing your free periods to make you scrub the boys toilets using your own tie - which we have noticed you have not been wearing - we're going to do it.
Of course, this is where my filing system has broken down.
This week I have:
Missed an Exam invigilation.
Had a Drama Class arrive during my free period.
Failed to handout Letters from the Government.
Not attended a meeting with the Head of Year Eight.
I may have to develop a new system...
Send good vibes Caroline's way, she deserves them for being both lovely and, so far, Black Box-less. Hopefully tomorrow will see it all sorted. Much Love and Crossing of Fingers.