Share Your World for June 1, 2020

It’s Share Your World time again! Melanie has all new questions for me, and you, if you’d like to play along, or if you already play along. Rules and badges and stuff are all at Melanie’s. And now, here are today’s questions.

Is it ever okay to commit a crime? Please explain. If the law you would be breaking is unjust or violates your Constitutional rights (here in the US and other nations where a Constitution protects your individual rights), then by all means. The same holds true for regulations, which are like laws in that they were developed by the regulators and rubber stamped approved by the legislature. There can be extenuating circumstances, of course.

Do you deal with change well? (not money, because I know some wit out there is thinking how bulky coins are. Well I did, anyhow.) First, I think we all know what “wit” she’s talking about. As to the question: No. For example, I received word recently that my A1C is as high as it can go without my being diabetic or pre-diabetic. So, I have to change my diet, and I don’t wanna. The reason I stayed for 20 years at a job I hated after five was because I didn’t want to write my resumé and didn’t want to give up the four weeks of vacation I was getting. I worked myself into a snit over the prayers at Mass changing however long ago that was. And I think enough has been said about the f***ing block editor.

Do you like birds? The sound of bird song in the morning, taking pictures of them, as food? I do, as a matter of fact. I love crows (why? CAWS!) because they are very noisy and clever. We have a chicken hawk who lives in the trees behind our house and love to see him soaring overhead. As we live close to Sweat Mountain we see the occasional turkey buzzard. And, during the warm months, we see a lot of cardinals and blue jays. The state bird of Illinois is the cardinal, and I’ve seen more since I’ve been in Georgia than I ever saw when I lived in Chicago. We also have a lot of generic birds (or as I call them, “boodies”) that are occasionally pretty entertaining. There’s one bird that tries, every year, to build a nest under the roof of the front porch, and by the time it gets close to being done, the whole thing falls apart. My favorite “boodie” story: the pavement on one of the streets in our subdivision has a few holes in it, and one afternoon, after we had had a downpour, Mary and I drove in and found a little boodie bathing in it. Cutest thing I’ve ever seen…

What’s the least used item of clothing you own? I have a very nice gray suit that I bought when I left the 20-year job so I could interview. I think I’ve worn it a total of four times and doubt seriously that I’ll ever wear it again. It’s the perfect suit to be buried in, except I’m going to be cremated.

See you in the funny papers!

16 thoughts on “Share Your World for June 1, 2020

  1. Love your answers and I would break the law if it infringes on a person’s rights like Martin Luther King and the disgusting racial laws. If I was star I g, I would not hesitate to steal food to feed myself and my family. I am not one for change and need to take time to alter my thought or what is going on. I was the last person to leave my work to work from home. Funny, I want more sweat pants and loose shirts now. I love sparkly, fancy dresses and have 2 that I have worn once. I love birds and hear the cardinal every morning. When I am sitting at my desk I can see our cherry tree and all sorts of birds fly in and our from there. Crows are very clever and th3e is the YouTube video of a crow with a bottle cap who uses this to slide down the snow covered roof. Whenhe slides down, he take the cap, flies back to the top and repeats his fun time.


    1. Those crazy crows… Do you remember Heckle and Jeckle? They were supposedly magpies, but looked like crows. Definitely a crazy cartoon…


  2. Thank you John, sincerely, for Sharing Your World! You are a really funny man and I hope your wife tells you often about that! 😀 Watch out for that A1C and for goodness sake do make the pain in the ass change. I ignored it when I was at that stage and now I have to inject myself with insulin. There’s so much more pain in the ass about being diabetic or even pre-diabetic than one might realize. Arrrggh. I loved your ‘boodie’ in the rain story and wish you could have gotten a photo of it, I bet it was darling! 🙂 Maybe they can cremate you in your ‘good’ suit…I never thought about it much (as I’ll be buried when I go … IF they’re still even doing that then), but do they send the person to their final stop naked? O_o Ew. Uh, I suspect they did send hubby to the furnace naked, but the funeral people took care of his remains, there was no funeral nor mourners to send him off. Interesting point.


    1. Yes, they send you to the furnace naked, or at most minimally covered. Someone else can probably use the suit. It cost a fortune, because Omar the Tentmaker isn’t cheap.

      Mary will see to it that I make the change in my diet. As she’s the one responsible for 90% of it, I’l be okay. We’ve discussed NutriSystem, although that’s one of those temporary things , but I think I could make it stick.


  3. Great answers, John! The world is definitely less formal and that’s fine by me. I got rid of corporate clothes some time ago. I love to hear birds chirping, especially in the morning.


  4. I don’t think I have a complete suit in my closets. I have a couple of suit type coats and some dress pants, but I haven’t worn anything like those in long time.

    I’m hoping everybody likes birds. I know I do.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out


  5. Haha – I love your answers, John. I’m trying to remember the last time I wore a suit. I think it was 2009 for some awards banquet. I think it still fits, but I’m not testing that theory.


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