Melanie has graced us today with another one of her Share Your World prompts, where she asks us a series of question and wants us to share our answers with her and her readers. So here we go.
Do you feel you ask enough questions or do you settle for what you know?
That depends. If I’m not that familiar with the subject matter at hand, I will ask questions, particularly if the person I’m asking the questions to is very knowledgeable on the topic. But if I’m speaking with someone who I know knows less than I do, or is a bullshit artist, I don’t ask many questions because I know that I know more than that other person.
When did you fail to speak up when you feel you should have?
It’s not that I fail to speak when I know that I should have, as much as it is that I may fail to speak when I know that it won’t make any difference. For example, if I’m engaged in a conversation with a staunch Trump supporter, where logic and facts hold no sway, what is the point of speaking up?
When was the last time you felt lucky?
When we put our house in San Francisco on the market right as the COVID-19 pandemic struck and I was afraid that the housing market was going to collapse and I’d be stuck with two houses — the one we bought and moved into and he one we were trying to sell — for a lengthy period of time. But lo and behold, we got an offer on our San Francisco house within 10 days of putting it on the market, despite the lockdown, and it was significantly above asking price. I really felt lucky.
What is a boulder?
Is this a trick question? A boulder is a large smooth mass of rock detached from its place of origin.It’s also the name of a beautiful city in Colorado, home to the University of Colorado.