Rory’s Morning Dawdler — 02/12/23

Rory, the king of questions, also known as the Autistic Composter, has come up with a new series of questions that he calls “The Morning Dawdler.” He poses four questions three times a week, questions he says are “inspired by life, humor, conversations and observations, town life, blog posts, writers, gardening, news stories, television, entertainment, and human curiosity, and so on.”

Here are Rory’s four morning dawdler questions today.

What is it about writing that you enjoy?

I feel that I can express myself much better in writing than I can verbally. Writing down my thoughts, opinions, and perspectives gives me an opportunity to read what I’ve written and to refine it, sometimes multiple times, until it expresses exactly what I’m thinking or feeling. I also enjoy how writing gives me an opportunity to flex my imagination and hone my composition and crafting skills when I write short pieces of flash fiction. Finally, I enjoy the interaction with other bloggers here on WordPress.

You have twenty minutes to take five practical everyday items from your house that will fit into a backpack that you will need to survive for two weeks in the wild – what do you take?

I’m not exactly a survivalist and I doubt I’d ever find myself spending two weeks in the wild. But I think I’d need these six items at a minimum.

  • My iPhone and charger.
  • A large water bottle.
  • A sleeping bag.
  • A warm jacket.
  • Thick socks.
  • Hiking boots.
  • Oh, one more thing: a box of kitchen matches.

Have you ever experienced road rage while driving in your car as a driver or passenger in someone else’s car?

I get angry when I see drivers do really stupid or dangerous things on the road, but I try to keep my rage in check. As my wife often reminds me, in the U.S., you never know who may be armed.

Do you complain or keep quiet if you receive lousy service when out and about and what is most likely to tick you off the most?

I will complain if I’m served the wrong dish or if something that should be served hot is only like warm. What ticks me off the most is when the person I’m dealing with is downright rude or nasty.

14 thoughts on “Rory’s Morning Dawdler — 02/12/23

  1. Nope, Not Pam February 12, 2023 / 11:15 am

    Geez, I didn’t even think about the possibility of guns

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  2. Richmond Road February 12, 2023 / 11:56 am

    Ha ha! Two weeks ‘in the wild’ with an iPhone and charger? I think your concept of ‘wild’ might differ a little from mine ….

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    • Fandango February 12, 2023 / 8:41 pm

      Maybe some canned food and a can opener would have been a better choice?


      • Richmond Road February 12, 2023 / 8:54 pm

        Well, yeah. Were you planning to use the phone to order Uber Eats?

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        • Fandango February 12, 2023 / 9:13 pm

          That would be pretty wild if I could do that!


          • Richmond Road February 13, 2023 / 12:01 pm

            Where I live the phone cannot even be relied upon to consistently contact the people next door

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  3. Sadje February 12, 2023 / 6:07 pm

    Good list for survival in the wild

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  4. Bookish Bubble February 12, 2023 / 9:18 pm

    I would definitely leave that phone back at home and add some knives 🙂

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      • Bookish Bubble February 12, 2023 / 9:25 pm

        Maybe not as I can’t even kill a rat for the love of life in me. So, god help me! 😅

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  5. donmatthewspoetry February 13, 2023 / 12:06 am

    Plenty of charging points in the wild. No worries……

    ‘in the U.S., you never know who may be armed.’ That would worry me……

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  6. The Autistic Composter February 13, 2023 / 11:07 am

    Richmond has a point about the phone and charger my friend 🙂

    But hey you covered some of the more important things – matches, socks, boots, jacket and bag 🙂

    Oh yeah, guns would be a worry 🙂

    Interesting answers 🙂

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  7. leigha66 February 13, 2023 / 12:07 pm

    Your wife is right. Best to keep the rage in check for that very reason here.

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  8. wrookieschu February 13, 2023 / 12:22 pm

    That’s so true about the road rage. Even I get angry, I tend not to react for fear they might catch up with me and be psychotic.

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