obstropulous (ab-strop-you-lus) Seeming to be helpful while really making things more difficult.
It really is not all that difficult to be obstropulous. Just ask anyone who had to cook dinner while that one inquisitive kid was hanging around the kitchen. Sure, he or she might be wanting to learn how to make whatever dish or baked goodie you are trying to put together, and they will help you gather ingredients, but soon, there might be salt spilled, eggs on the floor, or maybe even cats invading the kitchen due to the fact that some of the water from a can of tuna spilled over, and then there is not only one obstropulous creature in the kitchen, but many. The kitchen is not the only place where you can find obstropulous creatures. They might turn up in the garage, a workshop, or crafting area. Such is the life for the curious and clumsy. Don’t be too hasty to be rid of them, after all, they do mean well. Maybe some kind of compromise can be found to work for both the creative and the curiously clumsy. With the holidays coming up, and kids spending more time at home due to the economy, this might be a good opportunity to turn that flawed trait into something good that everyone can work with.
One-liner of the Day:
Some people hear voices.. Some see invisible people.. Others have no imagination whatsoever.