Time once again for Share Your World! Melanie has the rules over at her place, in case you’d like to play along. Here are this week’s questions and my answers.
On A Scale Of 1-10, How Strict Were Your Parents? I’d say an 8 and leave it at that.
What Wastes The Most Time In Your Day To Day Life? My short attention span. I’ll be doing something, then go off on a totally unrelated tangent and not get back to what I was doing, because by the time I remember what I was doing originally I might have made several jumps to something else.
Do They Bury People With Their Braces On? Melanie made it clear that the braces she was talking about are the kind to straighten your teeth, not the kind a gentleman wears to keep his trousers up, which we here in the US call "suspenders," except in the UK suspenders are garters that women wear to keep their stockings up, as in a garter belt. Now, having gotten totally off the subject (see what I mean?)… I would suppose that would depend on whether they were paid for or not, though I can’t see an orthodontist wanting braces that have been on someone’s mouth back. On the other hand, I think it would be rather ghoulish of an orthodontist to demand full payment on braces for a dead person, but that wasn’t the question, was it? I’m going to say "yes," because what good would it do to take them off? Oh, you can’t get to heaven, with crooked teeth… never mind (remember that song from Boy/Girl Scout camp?). Maybe they have a special place where people with braces get buried, like Brace Hill ("they died with their braces on…").
Why Does A Round Pizza Come In A Square Box? Keep in mind, first of all, that Little Caesar’s (pizza! pizza!) used to make square pizzas, but they didn’t put them in boxes, they put them in a bag. Also, many frozen pizzas now come square, and Sicilian pizza is made in a baking pan, so they’re kind of oblong… where was I? Oh yeah… It’d be really difficult as well as cost inefficient to come up with round boxes. Domino’s delivers in a square box, but the inside of the box has fold-up flaps so it’s more octagonal than square, which is a little more round, anyway.
And now a word from Little Caesar’s.
Gratitude goes to the US Census Bureau, who last Friday sent me the code I needed to do the census online, and today sent me a followup letter reminding me to do the census. I don’t have the heart to tell them that I did it when I got it the first time, because I had nothing else to do because I’m more or less stuck in the house while the coronavirus runs rampant through the streets. At least that’s the impression that I get from news reports…
See you in the funny papers!