I am very, very Type A, and my wife E is the complete opposite. We each freely admit this, and while our day-to-day life usually involves some compromise so we don’t drive each other nuts, there are occasional tasks for which we both cheerfully agree to let my Type A nature take over.
A couple weeks ago, E paid off her car loan, and last week she got the title in the mail. As she opened the envelope and pulled out the title, I told her congratulations. She immediately held out the title and said to me with a big smile, “Here.” And I went off to put it in my Type A super-organized box of important papers.
Then yesterday she got a tax statement in the mail, and handed it to me saying, “Put it somewhere you think I won’t lose it.” Which made us both laugh, at how well it summarized our ability as a couple to take advantage of our different natures. And then I went off to put it in my Type A super-organized stack of tax statements.