Share Your World ~ 11/17/20

I’m baaack! And Awaaaay we go! Thanks Melanie for hosting. http://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2020/11/16/share-your-world-11-16-2020/

Oddball Questions:

Is cereal soup? Why or why not? Nope. Soup is soup. Cereal is cereal. Some cold cereal with milk can acquire a soup like texture if it sits too long. I like my cereal crunchy. That’s why the cereal milk bar in NYC grossed me out. It is also why when I worked in the office I ate my cereal dry with a carton of milk chaser. People always commented how strange that was until I explained why.

What are some interesting ways to answer everyday questions like “how’s it going” or “what do you do”? How’s it going is a loaded question. Don’t ask it if you don’t want to know the answer. I might just answer “things suck!” depending on when you ask me.

No one ever asked me what do you do. For a decade of my 36 year career I had an “elevator speech” which is a shorthand way to tell an executive what you do if presented the opportunity during a two minute elevator ride. Never had to use it and now I don’t care. I’m as high up the ladder as I care to be. My executives already know me.

What was your favorite toy growing up? Dolls of course. Or jacks or jump rope.

If you have a pet, and you could ask it three questions, what would you ask? We have two dogs. Red heeler/lab mixes. Buddy and Spot. Do you like it here? What are you thinking? What else can we do for you?

Added our Buddy as feature image. Doesn’t he look like he can understand “human”?


Attitude of Gratitude Section (Always Optional)

What’s one simple thing society at large could do to improve our world? Be kind. Respect one another. The bonus is doing so is free.

17 thoughts on “Share Your World ~ 11/17/20

  1. I love playing jacks and marbles. I also liked playing football, rolling down the hill in a large gutted tractor tire. Building tree houses and hanging out with my boy cousins. All tomboy here! Love your doggy questions. 🙂

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    1. Awww fun! Same here. I wasn’t the only girl but my sister is 11 years older. I played with the boys in the neighborhood mostly trying to keep up with them on bikes. I was always lagging behind and my brother was told to “watch” out me. Not fun for him. Such a good memory though.

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      1. My grandparents had a old house in the country and we would curl up in that tractor tire and push each other down the hill. The hill wasn’t steep but just enough to get it going really good. Wasn’t going back on a tractor so it was cheap entertainment. They had to watch out for me. Of course being in Texas, all of us was watching out for each other and rattlesnakes. 🙂

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  2. Thanks Jilly for Sharing Your World! Great answers all! It’s true that “How’s it going?” or “What do you do?” are usually meaningless questions, tossed out there because some folks greatly fear ‘the ‘awkward’ silence” I guess. And given that nobody with sense is socializing, I doubt either question gets a big airing this year. As Mr. Antion says “no one is bothering with ‘how’s it going?” because inevitably the answer would be ‘horrible.” Twenty-twenty will go down as possibly the worst year in history. Possibly. Thanks for participating today!

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    1. For that silence, I prefer nice weather isn’t? or awful weather isn’t it? All relative to the season since weather is usually a safe choice. Thanks Melanie!!

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  3. I eat wheat Chex because they stay crunchy as long as you do not dawdle. I LOVED playing jacks. I cannot tell you how many hours my friends and I played the traditional games plus the alternative games.

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