Share Your World For February 15, 2021

It’s that time again! Melanie brings us Share Your World every Monday. Ever feel like you want to join in? Just follow the link and all the rules and other paraphernalia is over at her place.

As close to Gleason as I could find…

Do you feel you ask enough questions or do you settle for what you know? I don’t know why, but I have always been hesitant to ask questions, preferring instead to work it out for myself. Which, face it, is really dumb. Especially coming from someone who used to tell classes "the only dumb question is the one you don’t ask."

When did you fail to speak up when you feel you should have? Near the end of my twenty-year career with the one company, they decided to partner with another software company for a reporting tool that was similar to one we already had, but that had a few flashy bells and whistles. Since I was an expert on the product we already had, they decided I could become the expert on the new one. After a short time working with the new product, I could see that it was basically crap. I said so and was told to shut up. I go on the first engagement and at the kickoff meeting, representatives of our partner company told the client that they could do something that they really wanted to do (it was the whole reason they bought it). After the clients left, the partner company’s representatives and I met, and one of their representatives said "I hope they didn’t mean they wanted to do x. We can’t do that." Which, of course, was exactly what they wanted to do. I wanted to tell the client this and I was told that I’d get fired if I did that. I got fired anyway (officially the company and I came to an agreement to leave) for something different. So I should have said something.

When was the last time you felt lucky? It’s going to sound funny, but the last time I had my teeth cleaned they found that I had some serious decay under one of my old crowns. I had been having issues, but they never saw anything on an x-ray until this last time, and the discomfort at times gets miserable. In a couple of weeks, I’ll go in so they can remove the crown and deal with the decay, and put a new crown on.

His name is Lucky, by the way

What is a boulder? One of the many fine products sold by the Acme Company.

I would like to say that today is my father’s 89th birthday. He never made it to 35, but he lives forever in my memory, and my heart. Happy birthday, Dad! His favorite cartoon was Road Runner.

See you in the funny papers!

21 thoughts on “Share Your World For February 15, 2021

  1. I haven’t heard ‘see you in the funnies’ since my great grandmother used it — in the 70’s. How can it be that long ago??? Good to drop in and see ‘what’s happenin’ 🙂

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  2. I sure hope your dental procedure goes well 🙂
    I have actually been in a similar software situation. We’re going back to what we had. I am delighted. I did speak up, but not as much as I felt, ya know? Like some overall vague I’m not a fan type talk, followed by two sincerely lacking features in the one we have been “trying.”

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  3. Thanks, John for Sharing Your World! What a very sweet tribute to your father! ❤ They might be ‘gone’ but they live on in our hearts, don’t they? LOL at the excellent memes you share each week…I have known “Lucky” (the leprechaun, not luck itself) for more years than I care to say. 😉 A subtle bit of warning about that decayed tooth under the crown: Be prepared for the TASTE (not to mention the smell) when they pop the old crown off. I had that situation once and the dentist in question (who had to take the crown off) literally stepped back because the stench was horrifying. I laughed (a tiny bit) and said “Yeah, it STINKS. But what if you had to TASTE it too!” It’s pretty foul. If you have a touchy gag reflex, it’s best to be prepared is why I’m over-sharing…. O_o Hope it’s helpful information, and yes, you will feel loads better. Those bad teeth can poison one’s whole system!

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    1. I’m glad you like the animations. Maybe I’ll start using them elsewhere. And yes, I’ve noticed the putrid taste and smell, and getting rid of that will be really good.

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  4. Your dad was way too young and it’s sad to know he was so young. I always asked and continue to ask questions. In fact, I remember being laughed at in high school( Catholic) during a Religion class. I kept asking to explain the Father, Son and Holy Ghost and why do we pray to each when they are one and the same. I also said the sacrilegious comment as to why pray to each saint and just skip to the head guy if he knows all. I was not popular. I still feel very bad, after almost 50 years, to not speak up when this one boy was being bullied by other boys. They pushed him to the ground and pulled his pants down showing his butt and genitals. I wanted to speak up but I was scared because I was already quite bullied by that point and thought they would do that to me. I ended up walking away and never told the teacher. I wanted to apologize to the boy, who was in my class, but I was embarrassed by my lack of action. I would apologize to him today if I knew where he was. I feel lucky almost every day for having my own home, savings, health( well, mostly), a good man by my side and good pets plus a job. Funny, boulders are very, very big rocks. My hubby just got some for his pond, free, which he was, somehow able to transport on our trailer( small one hooked up to our Honda). He used ingenuity, some basic tools, a fridge cart and his strength even with his rheumatoid arthritis. The one must have been about 700 lbs and, yes, he is still paying for it as a result.

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    1. The kids who laughed at you in theology class probably had the same questions and were told “it’s a mystery,” which basically means “I don’t know and stop asking me.” I know that’s what it meant when I was in school.

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