Share Your World for February 24, 2020

It’s that time again! Melanie has a few probing questions for us. And awaaaaay we go!

What do you think of best friends of the opposite sex? Or to put it another way “Can men and women ever be platonic friends? Doesn’t sex always get in the way?” I’ve been married to my best friend, Mary, for 42 years and we’ve known each other for almost 44. That’s the only way it works. Sorry.

What is the greatest struggle you’ve overcome? Getting back to normal after my stroke. It’s still a work in progress.

What is the darkest thought you’ve ever had? I’ve fantasized about beating somebody to death. What about the darkest thing you’ve done that you’ve never told anybody about? That’s something I don’t wish to discuss.

What is your least favorite food? Condiments. Mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise (including Miracle Whip), pickle relish, steak sauce, horseradish, ranch dressing, honey mustard dressing etc. etc. are gross. Barbecue sauce is okay, though I prefer that it be cooked into the food. The only salad dressing I like is oil and vinegar.

All for now. See you in the funny papers!

17 thoughts on “Share Your World for February 24, 2020

  1. Whoopsie…Mr. Webb there was the lamb disliker, I’m with YOU on the whole condiment thing. I’ll put in on if I want it, thanks!! It’s one of my biggest pet peeves that any sandwich or burger or something with meat, veggies and a bun has to be drowned in sauce. Yich!!

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    1. The thing that I don’t understand is that for years if you ordered a hamburger (say) in a restaurant there were condiments on the table and you could put them on yourself. They put lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles on the plate if you wanted to add them, and if you wanted anything else you could ask. Why do they insist on adding all that stuff for you?

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  2. Thanks John for Sharing Your Forthright World with everyone! 🙂 It’s always a pleasure to read your submission! I’m on the fence myself about whether or not men and women can be platonic friends. I’ve always had more men friends than women, well until I got old and moved up here. There ain’t no men to be friends with!! 😛 Onions win hands down as the most gross and disgusting food. I’ll take your lamb, as long as you take the peppers and onions off the kabob!

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    1. I think we straightened out the “lamb” thing. I happen to love Greek food, and there’s a lot of lamb there. Especially in gyros (one place where my ban on condiments eases: I like the onion, tomato and tzatziki sauce – in moderation).

      I worked with a lot of women, and while we would go out to dinner together (especially if it was a group), I avoided further contact, not because I was unfriendly, but because I’ve seen cases where what appears to be an innocent evening out turns into an amorous and not-so-innocent occasion (especially in the presence of alcohol). What other people do is their business, but it’s not for me.

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  3. I’m married to my best friend. We understand each other’s ups and downs and basically want the same things from life. My least favorite food is stewed tomatoes.

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  4. Yeah….best friends of the opposite sex works…if one is gay:). I have male friends but they are gay and I think of them as brothers. As for heterosexual…nope one or the other will ponder what it’s like to bed the other, or they actually fall in love. I wonder if one never overcomes but adjust to the new life because whatever it may be,it is life changing. I am still trying to deal with my constant pain. The darkest thought…I was in high school and when so many were telling me my parents and everyone would be better off without me around, spitting on me, trying to break my fingers…I almost succumbed. Now I realize they were a-holes. I will not say what I have done…really? Why ask. I hate…hate sausage..blechhhh. Disgusting

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  5. Me too Mr. John…I’ve been married to my best friend for 41 years, and we’ve been together for 44 years. I was 16 years old when I fell for him. He was a college boy at Northwestern and he had me at Hello <3. Great questions, I have to get over to my blog and answer them. Happy Monday 🙂 …

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    1. We were raised in the days when, if something broke, you fixed it. We used to joke that it wasn’t a marriage as much as a fight to the death… and we realized that yeah, it is: anything this good is worth fighting for…

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  6. I have had a couple of very bad experiences trying to be good friends with females, don’t think it works although it should. My greatest struggle was my divorce which took me about 10 years to get over. Least favorite food has to be lamb. Have eaten it at barbeque contests and tried it at a Greek restaurant. I just don’t like it. Hey, good to talk with your again, John.

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