It Really Doesn’t Matter

1FA602C7-4F0C-4F64-BD02-238A13089AFD“Did you remember to get the tickets for the charity gala at the country club for the week after next like I told you to?” Diana asked her husband.

“Ugh, I find those galas to be sickening,” Ronald replied. “I hate those ostentatious affairs with all of those pretentious phonies trying to outdo one another with their disingenuous shows of generosity. All they care about are the tax deductions.”

“You are so goddam lazy and selfish,” Diana said. “You know that I enjoy these charity events. And they raise a lot of money for worthy causes. I’m asking you to do this one thing for me and all you can do is turn it into a conflict. What is your problem, Ronald?”

“Fine,” Ronald said. “I’ll buy the damn tickets. It really doesn’t matter to you what I think anyway, does it, Diana?”

Written for these daily prompts: Your Daily Word Prompt (gala), Word of the Day Challenge (sickening), Ragtag Daily Prompt (lazy), The Daily Spur (conflict), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (matter), and Jibber Jabber (buy).

Fandango’s Provocative Question #44

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.

You’re probably familiar with this quote from philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist, George Santayana, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.“ In a 1948 speech to the House of Commons, Winston Churchill changed the quote slightly when he said, “Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it.“

So, speaking about what you remember about the past or have learned from history, how would you answer this question:

What do you think was (or is) the most significant event in the history of the human race? Please explain.

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In Other Words — Politics

81129A66-AC9D-4B1A-A315-576E5D578029I’ve always been interested in politics to a certain extent.

Especially in election years, which is the big political event.

But in the non-election years I found politics somewhat hum-drum.

Until, that is, our country elected as president such an awful bag of scum.

Now I can’t afford to lay about like that lazy cat above and be so ho-hum.

Written for the In Other Words prompt from Patricia’s Place. The challenge this week is to write a story or poem of five lines or fewer using the picture above and/or the word “ho-hum.” Photo credit: Patricia Tracy.