Share Your World — Wizards and Muggles

Share Your WorldOnce again, Melanie is sharing her Share Your World prompt this week with Roger Shipp. Roger clearly has an unhealthy obsession with Harry Potter and he has asked four Harry Potter-related questions. Then Melanie, who does not possess that same unhealthy obsession with Harry Potter (but may have a few of her own unhealthy obsessions), has asked her non-Harry Potter-related (aka “Muggle”) questions.

So let’s get right to Roger’s Magical, Mystical Questions:

What happened to cause you to discover ‘bullies” were real?

I was in elementary (or some call it “grammar”) school and there were two bullies. I’ll call them Frank and David (because those were their names). They didn’t particularly like one another, as they were competing with each other about who could be the biggest, meanest bully. The only survival technique I could come up with was to ingratiate myself with each of them as best I could, so as to avoid falling victim to their bulliness. It worked, and I managed to get through elementary school relatively unscathed.

Eavesdropping — When given the chance, how often do you eavesdrop?

I try not to eavesdrop. Frankly, I don’t give a damn what other people are talking/gossiping about it. Unless it’s about me, of course.

Escalators, at one time, were the ‘next big thing.’ When was the last time you rode an escalator?

It was probably when I went to my last doctor’s appointment back in February. His office is on the third floor of a hospital and you can get there by stairs, escalator, or elevator. I didn’t have the patience to wait for the damn elevator and I didn’t feel like taking the stairs. So….

Have you ever ‘let’ someone win in a sports competition or a board game? How did it turn out?

I may have let my kids win some board games or when playing badminton or tennis when they were little. You know, just to build up their confidence. Now that I’m a dotting old fart, they are the ones who occasionally let me win.

Melanie’s Muggle Questions:

Melanie admits that she was very short on time yesterday when she scheduled her post, so she’s borrowed her questions from Rory and Sandmanjazz to fill the questions today:

Do our fears start with our DNA?  (Credit to Rory)

Yes, I’m deathly afraid of DNA. By the way, is DNA a disease or is it a federal spy agency like the NSA?

If you could have your hair any color for 24 hours, what color would you choose?  (Credit to Sandmanjazz)

Hell, I’d choose to have hair of any damn color on my head, since right now I don’t have any hair at all on my head.

When do you think a person gets old?  (Credit to Rory)

When they can’t remember how old they are.

8 thoughts on “Share Your World — Wizards and Muggles

  1. newepicauthor September 7, 2020 / 12:10 pm

    I laughed when you said that Melanie may have a few of her own unhealthy obsessions and then I laughed the rest of the way through all of your answers. The Gone with the Wind reference and you being afraid of DNA and wondering what exactly what it is. Great answers!

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  2. Dora September 8, 2020 / 11:01 am

    Heh. The NSA’s DNA is eavesdropping — on everyone — and that DNA everyone should be deathly afraid of: well, everyone who prizes freedom anyway.

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  3. Melanie B Cee September 8, 2020 / 1:35 pm

    Thanks Fandango for Sharing Your World and exposing my overly interested status **koff koff OBSESSIONS Koffity koff koff * * You have skewed MY world a little with the revelation that you’re bald now. I pictured you with hair is all… but it’s probably cooler sans hair where you’re living, right? You know, of course you do, that “DNA” is deoxyribonucleic acid, right? I think, personally, that the NSA (and TSA, FBI, CIA and all those other ‘secret’ agencies) have something wrong with their DNA, but that’s just me being a wee bit paranoid (and yeah. Now they’re gonna get ME)… *sigh* Well thank you again, sincerely, for a very pertinent and on-target Share Your World. We’ll get through the end of the Potters and it’ll be back to square soon enough. Cheers!

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  4. leigha66 September 13, 2020 / 8:14 pm

    I can’t see an escalator without thinking of a friend from college who as a kid always thought he would be cut like sliced bread at the end of the ride…. take a look at one next time. I can see why that thought might come to a child. Good answers though Fandango!

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