Share Your World — Did You Ever?

Share Your WorldIt’s once again Monday and time for Melanie’s Share Your World prompt. This week Melanie asks a series of weird, “did (or have) you ever” questions. And I must say that, given my advanced years, there are very few “did you ever” questions where my answer is “no I never.”

What is worse than a dentist with bad breath?

A proctologist with flatulence.

Have you ever been rejected by someone that you liked, or been told that you were not good enough for somebody else?

I have to admit that, back in the day, when I was a gawky, geeky, braces-wearing, pimply-faced teenager, there were a few girls who I attempted to pursue romantically, but who apparently weren’t as enamored with me as I was with them. So yeah, I experienced rejection. As to ever having been told I wasn’t good enough for someone else, no, not directly. But I suppose asking a girl for a date and having her decline my invitation is pretty much the same thing as being told that she didn’t think I was good enough for her.

Did you ever want to have toast for breakfast, only to find that all your bread was covered in green mold?

Yes, either green mold or lots of little white dots.

Did you ever sneeze so hard that your whole body hurt?

Yes, I’ve suffered from broken ribs several times, once as a result of a bad fall while skiing and once when I tripped while walking the dog, who zigged when I expected her to zag. If you’ve ever broken a rib, you know that the simple act of sneezing (or coughing or laughing) with a busted rib is excruciatingly painful. And it usually takes four to six weeks to fully recover.

Did you ever buy clothing on the internet that did not fit, but you wore them anyway, since you didn’t want to pay the $5 shipping charge to send them back?

Yes, I’ve bought clothing on the internet that did not fit as I had expected them to, but I always returned them because I am savvy enough to only buy things on the internet from vendors that offer free, no hassle returns.

Melanie has also asked us to share something that we are grateful for this November.

I am grateful that Donald Trump lost his bid to be re-elected. I’ll be even more grateful when he and his delusional GOP sycophants finally accept that he lost and we can get on with the transition of power to Joe Biden and to being trying to heal America.

Weekend Writing Prompt — Another Brick in the Wall

60c94531-4cb2-456f-bccf-da43004c146dParents on one side, children on the other. A wall with no gap in between.

Will the thawing of the hard, evil hearts who support this inhumanity ever be seen?

The president is digging in his heels on his wall and doubling down.

While he gleefully puts hundreds of thousands out of work in his government shutdown.

Lady Liberty must surely be crying.

The foundations upon which our great country was founded are dying.

Yet Trump’s political cronies are providing cover and protection.

What voters must do is voice our rejection.

(Exactly 91 words)


40710f6b-665c-4a76-b0ba-105aa364fcaeWritten for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where we are challenged to write a poem or piece of prose using the word “foundations” in exactly 91 words. Also for these one-word prompts: Nova’s Daily Random Word (children), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (wall), Daily Addictions (gap), and Word of the Day Challenge (thawing).