#FOWC — Diversions and Distractions

If you happened to have read my two somewhat political rants from yesterday (here and here) you probably figured out that I have a serious need to be distracted from the news. So I decided this morning, as a diversion, to rearrange my sock drawer.

The drawer in which I kept my socks contained my black “dress” socks, which I haven’t worn since I retired two-and-half years ago, and my white athletic socks, which I wear all the time.

And my undershirt drawer contained both my white and colored undershirts. So I thought that, since I mostly wear white socks and white undershirts and never wear black socks and rarely wear colored undershirts, it made sense to separate the whites from the coloreds.

And so, for the sake of efficiency, I moved my white undershirts and white socks into one drawer and my black socks and colored undershirts into a different drawer.

img_1782img_1784But once I finished that task, I began to fear that Donald Trump’s racist views about whites, blacks, and browns was rubbing off on me.

Was my inexplicable need to separate my white socks and undershirts from the colored ones nothing more than a logical and efficient way to organize my drawers? A simple act of diversion on my part?

Or was it actually something much more sinister? Was it due to some sort of subliminal message from our racist, xenophobic president piecing into my subconsciousness?

Damn! Even my diversions and distractions aren’t getting the moron in the Oval Office and the havoc he and his cronies are doing to this country — and the world — off my mind.

I seriously need to stop reading and watching the news before I find myself no longer able to tolerate Mexican food.

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge, “fear.”

13 thoughts on “#FOWC — Diversions and Distractions

  1. writebrainwidow July 13, 2018 / 9:40 am

    Thanks for today’s tidbit of sanity. I totally agree….I have a serious addiction to MSNBC and start to wonder if even the change of packaging of my dish detergent is ‘breaking news’.

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    • Fandango July 13, 2018 / 9:46 am

      Yes, I, too, am addicted to MSNBC. My nightly TV fare consists of Chris Hayes, Rachel Maddow, and Lawrence O’Donnell. *sigh*


  2. Marilyn Armstrong July 13, 2018 / 12:38 pm

    It’s better than the nightmares. I think. You know, I don’t OWN any white socks or underwear? Is that another kind of message?

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  3. Marilyn Armstrong July 13, 2018 / 12:40 pm

    By the way: I really feel strongly, as does Garry, that the whole “breaking news” thing is way out of hand. It used to actually mean something now, ALL news is breaking news. How about some regular news. Oh, wait. We don’t get any of that anymore.

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    • Fandango July 13, 2018 / 1:10 pm

      Donald Trump has redefined “breaking news.”


  4. teresam61 July 14, 2018 / 6:27 am

    I’m just impressed by your WILLINGNESS to organize your drawers!!!! I can’t be bothered with that until the contents start spewing out like too much Gorilla Glue put into a tiny space and I have to start mashing stuff down to get the drawer closed!! 🙂

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    • Fandango July 14, 2018 / 6:45 am

      If I had enough socks and underwear for that to happen I’d probably have to do my laundry less frequently!

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  5. leigha66 July 15, 2018 / 3:25 pm

    Don’t let him get into your thoughts Fandango! May be time to turn off the news and just let the music play a while.


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