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Sharing My World 2015 Week 1

It’s 2015 and it (was) the first week, which means it’s time for Share Your World 2015 Week 1, hosted by Cee on her wonderful photography blog.

It’s not Sunday, which is my traditional SYW day, but tomorrow has been designated “Unicorn Appreciation Day”, so I shall be busy appreciating unicorns!


How do you get rid of pesky phone calls from telemarketers?
Fortunately I get very few of these now since I registered with the Telephone Preference Service. I used to get so many I stopped answering the phone.

I wish I could be like my dad, who is quite rude to telemarketers, but I can’t bring myself to be nasty which is actually worse for them as they’re forced to speak for ages, wasting their own time, before I can get a word in to tell them that I’m not interested. Sometimes they’re quite nasty about it.

I once had one chap who talked for a full 2 minutes with no break whatsoever before I finally managed to say “actually I rent so I’m not interested in water pipe damage insurance, that’s my landlord’s responsibility”. Poor fellow :-(.

What are you a “natural” at doing?
Hmm, umm, I don’t think I’m really a “natural” at doing anything. Unless “slobbing around” counts. I seem to be able to manage that without too much effort!

How often do you get a haircut?
It used to be every 6 weeks, but now it’s every 5. My hair is quite short so it doesn’t take long to start looking messy, curling round my ears and whatnot.

My hairdresser used to be a “walk-in” type so I kept putting it off until my hair got ridiculously messy, but a year or so ago she started out on her own and only does appointments which forces me to go at a pre-arranged time which is a good thing, hair-wise.

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “fun”?
Hmm, umm, ah. Well, nothing came immediately to mind. That’s a bit depressing, isn’t it?

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  1. January 10, 2015 at 6:04 am

    You definitely need to deal with the “fun” issue. Maybe you need a pet.


    • January 10, 2015 at 6:17 am

      I might get a cat some day. I like cats. Since I live alone a dog would be out of the question but cats sleep all day anyway 🙂


  2. NotAPunkRocker
    January 10, 2015 at 6:19 am

    That’s no good for the “fun” question! Perhaps taking a ride on a roller coaster is an option? 😀


    • January 10, 2015 at 6:32 am

      Yeah, after a nightmare like that everything will seem like fun 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • January 10, 2015 at 7:22 pm

        You are insulting my FAVORITE fun thing. Okay, my back and I have agreed to give it a rest, but talk about an adrenaline rush!


  3. January 10, 2015 at 8:40 am

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who struggled with the ‘fun’ question! They were tricky ones this week I thought…


    • January 10, 2015 at 9:13 am

      I thought so too. I can do “contentment” or “relax” but not “fun” 🙂


  4. January 10, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Ali, It’s a lot of fun to read your remarks about fun. 😀 The most pesky calls we get here concern insurance. My dad was good at handling pesky people. I was once getting a magazine tht woldn’t stop even though I told them I didn’t want to subscribe anymore. My dad said he’d take care of it. He sent them a letter. I don’t know what was in it, but the magazine stopped coming immediately.:D Good answers this time. 🙂 — Suzanne


    • January 10, 2015 at 11:15 am

      With the Telephone Preference Service, which only handles UK-based companies, we’ve started getting calls and recorded messages from abroad now. I no longer answer any international calls or calls from “Unknown” (I’ve set my phone to automatically reject those).
      At least with unwanted email we can just delete it 🙂


  5. January 10, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing this week 🙂


  6. January 10, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Here comes fun… 😀 Sincerely, Little Binky 🙂 Pawkiss 🙂 ❤


  7. January 11, 2015 at 5:39 am

    Perhaps a telemarketer could make an appearance in a future episode of Friday Fictioneers……


  8. January 12, 2015 at 5:56 am

    That is depressing…you need to work on that fun factor.


  9. January 12, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    Hm, I just hang up when the speech starts, that was 2 mins you lost. I don’t know them, I can’t care about everyone’s feelings, ridiculous.
    Wish I had the money to come be your Auntie for a month. I do a great sad face when I don’t get my own way.

    Yes you could skydive, they do soft landings, your eyes would be fine. Ride bikes, do roller coasters, go to the Pubs, not drink but laugh at the drunks. Need to have running shoes on.
    Zip line, go to public hearings and argue against something.
    Caves there, we could climb thru the caves. I did that last weekend, it was a blast. I will not jump fences with you!
    Good grief young man!!


    • January 13, 2015 at 8:42 am

      Skydiving is only a soft landing if your chute opens 😦
      I would be up for the caves thing. I’ve always fancied a bit of spelunking.


  10. Kev
    January 13, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    That’s about how often I get my hair cut lol


    • January 13, 2015 at 9:00 pm

      I really couldn’t handle having it cut any more often, and if I could get away with leaving it a bit longer between cuts I would! And £9 a time, too.


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