“Where are we going?” Ned asked. “There’s a stay-at-home order, you know.”
“I know,” Dave said, “and that’s why we need to go where we’re going.”
“A Zoomer Show. It’s a seminar on how to use Zoom, a video meeting tool that permits people to meet with one another while maintaining social distancing,” Dave explained. “Tickets were hard to get, though. It’s totally sold out, standing room only.”
“We’re going to a packed auditorium to learn how to use a video meeting tool so that we don’t come in contact with other people? This a joke, right?”
Written for Bikurgurl’s return to her 100 Word Wednesday Prompt. Photo credit: Bikurgurl. Also for the return of the WordPress Daily Prompt. Today’s word is “joke.”
“Everybody knows that pestilences have a way of recurring in the world; yet somehow we find it hard to believe in ones that crash down on our heads from a blue sky.”
French-Algerian philosopher, author, and journalist Albert Camus
Written for today’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill.
You may recall that for the whole month of February I was posting my Fandango’s February Expression series. Each day, for the entire month, I would post an old expression, saying, or adage that you were likely familiar with. Many of you seemed to enjoy that series of posts.
So, for this year’s A to Z Challenge I’m going to attempt to post an old adage each day of the month of April (except for Sundays). But what’s going to be different from my February challenge is that I’m going to go through the alphabet, with the first letter of the adage beginning with the first letter of the alphabet (A), and continuing for 26 adages in alphabetical order until I get through the entire alphabet — from A to Z.
I don’t know if it can be done, but I’m going to give it the old college try. Here’s my first adage and it starts with the letter A.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Welcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.
By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.
What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.
In a post today, blogger Marilyn Armstrong wrote,
“I’m pretty sure that most people think that after this siege, things will go back to ‘the way things were.’ … I don’t think when the pandemic recedes we will be living in the same world. The world is going to change. I don’t know how and I don’t know if I’ll be around to see much of it, but it won’t be the same.”
I commented on her post,
“Sadly, given human nature to not learn from the past, things probably won’t change all that much once this pandemic is over. And with Trump having rolled back environmental protections, I’m afraid we’ll be right back doing the same damage to our planet as we were before this whole mess.”
So my provocative question this week is what do you think?
When we finally get through this COVID-19 pandemic at some point in the future, do you think the world is going to change from what is was like before anyone ever heard of coronavirus? Or will things quickly return to “business as usual”?
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