It’s Monday and that means Melanie is offering us her Share Your World prompt again. Here are the items Melanie wishes us to share on this first day of the second month of the year.
If the government offered to suspend all laws, and law enforcement for 24 hours, letting you (and everybody else) do whatever you wish, would you be in favor of it, or not?
Hell no. Unlike our former American President, Donald Trump, I am not a proponent of chaos and violence.
What would be the creepiest thing you could say while passing a stranger on the street? (We’re suspending the whole social distancing and COVID involvement in this scenario.)
I generally don’t engage with strangers I pass on the street, so I don’t really have an answer to this question. Besides, I try to limit saying creepy things to the people who are near and dear to me.
As a child, what did you think would be great about being an adult, but isn’t as great as you thought it would be?
Having and being able to spend my own money on anything I wanted and being able to do whatever I wanted to do whenever I wanted to do it. Then I got married.
What, in your opinion, has been blown way out of proportion?
I’m going with the stock market. So many economists use the stock market as an indicator of the nation’s financial health. Well, only about 50% of Americans are investors, either directly or through their retirement funds, in the stock market. And even though the stock market soared to record highs during the Trump administration, I think that most Americans do not feel that their financial situation has gotten any better. And for many, it has gotten far worse. So let’s quit using the Wall Street as a gauge for the financial well-being of Americans on Main Street.
Where is your ‘happy’ place?
Sitting on the couch in front of a fire and reading a book or reading and writing posts for my blog.