Fandango’s Provocative Question #87

FPQWelcome 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.

This past Sunday, in my Who Won the Week post, I referenced a recent survey that pointed out that two-thirds of those who participated in the survey said the pandemic quarantine has made them a better person.Given that so many people have been bellyaching about having to be subjected to these stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus and how inconvenient, burdensome, and aggravating it’s been for them over the past six months (and possibly for a while into the future), I was surprised at this survey result.

So, I am wondering how you, my fellow bloggers, would respond to such a question. So here goes.

Having been subjected to stay at home restrictions (to one degree or another) over the past six months, would you say that the quarantine has made you a better person? If so, in what ways? If not, why not?

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36 thoughts on “Fandango’s Provocative Question #87

  1. Marleen September 16, 2020 / 3:43 am

    It hasn’t made me better or worse. It is resulting in the makers of my hair products increasing sales a little bit. My hair is longer yet, and it takes more time and more shampoo and conditioner (of a lavender sort that I always enjoy) to get the job done.

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      • Marleen September 19, 2020 / 12:49 pm


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        • Mister Bump UK September 19, 2020 / 9:40 pm

          I thought they were a US company? Electric Hair clippers. They’ll save you a bundle on hair care!

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          • Marleen September 19, 2020 / 11:17 pm

            I actually have used hair clippers before — for my sons when they were very young, and on their dad (a phase in his life). I never paid attention to the brand name, or any competing brands. Of course, we had attachments with numbers to use.

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      • Marleen September 19, 2020 / 7:24 pm

        I, now, entered those letters for a search. I take it you’re recommending I shaved my head. 😏 I admit I considered it for a moment, once.

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        • Mister Bump UK September 19, 2020 / 10:11 pm

          I did so at the start of lockdown. My wife just said “don’t do it again”. It’s not so good now – it has grown out and the bit by my ears is the same length as on the top of m,y head. But it doesn’t seem overly important to get a haircut… I don’t have anyplace to go.

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  2. Marleen September 16, 2020 / 4:09 am

    Okay, I’ve gone back and looked at your “Who Won the Week” from Sunday. You mentioned hobbies. I have, in fact, baked two cakes that would more likely have been purchases before COVID-19. I used to bake cakes and cookies and pies (both dessert and pot pies with crust from scratch) and cornbread… all the time when my children were growing up. I had a larger kitchen (and a smaller office). I do think I’ll continue to bake some.

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    • Fandango September 16, 2020 / 6:48 am

      See, you are, at least, a better baker, if not a better person, right?

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      • Marleen September 16, 2020 / 10:59 am

        I have to give Irene the credit. [She with a post below.] I made two types of cakes I haven’t made before. And one of them —the name of it— was featured in an engaging fictional series I’m watching. It was fun to know what goes into it. Access to knowing of Irene’s site involves you being a great host of blog commenting.

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  3. Irene September 16, 2020 / 7:17 am

    Awareness of our surroundings, a better understanding of the needs of the more vulnerable, and the enjoyment of our loved ones at home … yeah, I think better person definitely.

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  4. rugby843 September 16, 2020 / 8:18 am

    It has not changed my daily routine much at all, except for yearly doc appointments which I have not been to.  I do find I am increasingly depressed at the state of things, but not all is virus caused.

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  5. CARAMEL September 16, 2020 / 10:40 am

    In all honesty my main feelings are that my Mum and Dad were right about everything they ever told me. I am so glad I listened to them on so many levels. They always said to avoid debt and keep life simple. They always encouraged us to love outdoors and fresh air. They taught us to be content and enjoy free fun. They showed us how to focus on the wonderful rather than the negatives. They always said to fill life with strong friendships rather than focusing on gathering more materially. They trained us to be clean (mumma’s a nurse, dadda’s a window-cleaner) and trained us with great habits for life. They always said to put some money away for a rainy day. The always pointed out that it is unwise to put your whole trust in this system because it is crumbley. They trained us to think about how to help others in times of need.

    I respected them before this year….but now, they seem so wonderfully wise and I feel I am blessed beyond measure to have such great parents.

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    • Fandango September 16, 2020 / 12:24 pm

      They shared very valuable life lessons with you. It’s great that you appreciate the values they instilled in you.


  6. pensitivity101 September 16, 2020 / 12:43 pm

    We go about our business more or less as normal but with a few revisions, ie masks and gloves, keeping our distance, or at least trying to. I do miss my darts, and the freedom of a walk along the prom then a cup of tea and piece of cake in the cafe. But make me a better person? Not really, still the same, just more careful and wary.

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    • Fandango September 16, 2020 / 1:56 pm

      I think many of us are more careful and certainly more wary. And possibly more weary, too.

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