Melanie, over at Sparks From a Combustible Mind, has gifted us with another edition of Share Your World. Are you ready?
How comfortable are you speaking in front of large groups of people?
When I was still working, I used to have to speak frequently in front of large groups at client presentations, conferences, and seminars. I was okay (i.e., comfortable) with doing so because I was intimately familiar with the subject matter, knew more about the topic than most members of the audience, and was well-prepared. Since I retired, I’ve had only one occasion to speak in front of large group of people and that was when I gave a toast to the bride and groom at my son’s wedding and I enjoyed it. Of course, I was slightly inebriated at the time.
What would be the best thing you could reasonably expect to find in a cave?
Donald Trump cowering and hiding out in a hole in the ground, just like Saddam Hussein was when he was captured.
“On December 13, 2003, Saddam Hussein was captured by American forces after being found hiding in a hole in the ground near a farmhouse near Tikrit.”
What did you think was going to be amazing but turned out to be horrible?
A camping trip with my family to South Dakota: the Badlands, Mt. Rushmore, etc. While at a KOA campground near Mt. Rushmore, I tore my Achilles’ tendon in a pick-up basketball game with my son. I ended up going to a hospital ER in Rapid City where they immobilized my ankle. Then and we had to cut our amazing trip short so that we could head home in order for me to have surgery to repair the torn tendon. It was pretty horrible.
What’s the silliest thing you’ve observed someone get upset about?
What to have for dessert. It wasn’t me or my wife, but it was a couple in a restaurant (in the Before Days) who almost came to blows over what to share for dessert. Such a weighty decision, right?