Some women have a shoe problem, others a purse problem. Some have an addiction to clothes.
I don’t have those problems, thankfully.
I have a hanger problem!
Yes, I’m back on dating sites, so prepare for some humor. Such as these first contacts from the site mail (unedited). I did not respond to any of them, but for your entertainment, here is what I might have said if I had (in bold violet text).
I’m not talking about passing the person who is doing 5 MPH over. I’m talking about passing the person who is doing 20+ MPH over, right along with everyone else.Embed from Getty Images
Why do they do it? Here’s my ideas!
Got any other ideas?
In response to Daily Prompt: The Cat Says Meow.
My name is Jake. I am a boy cat.
Ooooo, there’s that brilliant yet stupid human girl again. She’s just such a confusing mess. Definitely confusing. She’s a bit cat-like, but yet so un-cat-like. Can’t she get it straight?
She’s so smart in some ways – like a cat. She knows how to open doors and cabinets. I sure wish I could do it as well as she can. I can close doors pretty good. I even know that the gold knob is what she uses to open the doors.
She knows lots of other stuff too. She knows how to flush the toilet. Oh how I wish I knew how to do that. I love to see the water swirl around and go down.
But yet she’s stupid about it too. She doesn’t eagerly watch the water swirl it’s way down after she flushes. She just gets up and walks away. What a waste of effort.
The most important thing she knows, is how to open the cat food canister. I’ve REALLY been studying that and just can’t figure it out. I’ve knocked it over, even though I know she doesn’t do it that way. One time I knocked it over and got a reward. But the dang lid wasn’t on it then. And now she reminds the human kids to put the lid back on so I don’t pig out.
Again – she’s also stupid about this. She opens it and gives me and my friends food – but doesn’t take some for herself. What kind of stupid is that?
She seems clean, but I have NO clue how she gets clean. She never licks herself clean. I suspect it has something to do with the water sprinkles she stands under in the morning.
She likes to touch me. I really don’t like to be touched. She should go to Sophie or Angel for that. They’re girl cats and just don’t know better. And I REALLY hate it when she picks me up.
Damn – I could go on and on about her. But enough is enough. I see that Sophie needs to be put in her place.
In response to Daily Prompt: Too Soon? (re-posted)
Can anything be funny, or are some things off limits?
Even in the worst situations there is a chance to find humor. Even if it is humor used to lighten the mood. And I always say to look for the positive in a situation. Humor is positive. But by golly, there are so many situations where one should tread with caution. And the situations vary dramatically from person to person.
Off limits for me: death of a loved one.
I started the above SHORT list with several things in mind, but eliminated all but death of a loved one. All of the remaining things I had in mind could be lumped into either physical trauma or emotional trauma.
Physical trauma – laughter helps the healing process and some accidents are funny after you’re over the initial shock. And some medical problems come with laughable incidents / features. So I took that one off the list.
Emotional trauma – same as physical trauma. Laughter helps the healing process. But this is where people need to tread lightly. Enter with caution because our hurt emotions are much more volatile than any physical pain. When we lighten up about our emotional hurts, we become more willing to learn something. And that may cause us to laugh at a situation that we previously thought off limits.