The October 28, 2019 Edition of Share Your World

Back for another week of Share Your World!

  1. Where’s the line between respectful disagreement and being downright mean (bullying) to someone? I think there comes a point in any argument where all involved parties need to agree to disagree and let the matter drop. Continuing to argue after that point is pushing up against that line, and fisticuffs or ad hominem attacks (which include saying bad things about someone’s mother) are uncalled for.

  2. Would you prefer to live in a world where alcohol was free or where politicians were honest? I don’t drink, so I guess a world where the politicians were honest.

  3. What’s one habit you have that your family or friends think is rather childish? I really can’t think of anything.

  4. Would you rather go to a big party and rub shoulders with the rich and famous or go to an amazing quiet Garden that hardly anyone has ever visited? I hate big parties, so I’ll take the garden.

  5. What do you think of the idea of “trick or treat or money for a charity” as a way of making Halloween more useful? I always hated Halloween to start with, and this would just make it worse.

See you in the funny papers!

13 thoughts on “The October 28, 2019 Edition of Share Your World

  1. I agree with your first response because when it gets personal is when the line has been crossed. I would want to be where the politicians are honest but then I know I entered the Twilight Zone. I would prefer a quiet garden unless the celebrities at the party would be Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne and others from the golden era. I love Halloween and I would always go for the chocolate. My hubby is like you..hates Halloween

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    1. I liked the candy part of Halloween, just not the costume part. As for the movies, Mary and I were talking the other day, and the old movies like “Frankenstein,” “Dracula,” “The Wolfman” etc. weren’t very scary at all, because they omitted all the gory stuff (Frankenstein tossing the little girl in the water might count, but that was more funny than spooky). She always talked about the movie “13 Ghosts” (the original), which used to scare her and her friend, but later she realized the scariest thing about it was Margaret Hamilton, and she wasn’t all that scary, just a little creepy.

      When I started taking blood pressure meds, I quit drinking, which I tended to do in excess, anyway. I hardly miss it. Likewise, I quit smoking almost 30 years ago, and hardly miss it, although there are times I do, more the whole ritual than the actual doing it.

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      1. I don’t dress up for Halloween. I just enjoy the time of the year. And smoking, I agree it’s more the ritual. I couldn’t stand the smell of smoke and dirty ashtrays.

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  2. I’m always amazed at what people will argue over, and get ugly over. Take the last Presidential election, for example…families coming apart over people they’ve never even met. I am a sometimes-drinker, and I would still take a world in which politicians were honest.

    Kim

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  3. Thanks for your remarks in #1. I am having a disagreement with my younger sister over the care of our mother and we’ve been trading emails. Her last one called me rude, hurtful and insulting, none of which are true of course. I am choosing not to respond even though I’d like to give her some back. Politicians being honest would be such a nice thing. I’m not one for parties either but there are a few famous people I’d like to pal around with. Where does all that “charity” money really go anyway? Give the kids some candy.

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    1. Exactly. I remember when I was in 3rd grade they handed out the UNICEF boxes for us to take with us while trick-or-treating, and the nun was upset that no one returned theirs. Hey, people were giving away candy if you came to the door, I’m not going to refuse that and demand that people give money to an organization that can’t be trusted. It’s like the “save the world for $19 a month” organizations that buy half the advertising time on the subchannel stations like MeTV and Cozi (Humane Society, Shriner’s Hospitals, even St. Jude’s Hospital, which is actually a charity I donate to): how much of that $19 a month is going to the organization and how much is being held by the company that runs those commercials? If I want to give money, I’ll go directly to the charity. It’s like the United Way: turns out the director of the United Way was using donated money to pay for the love nest he shared with his underage mistress. It’s a racket…

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