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Sharing My World 30-09-2019

Here is my post for Melanie’s Share Your World.

If confronted with a violent crime against a single individual in progress (severe beating, rape, assault) do you try to do something about it (phone authorities or confront the criminal, stop the crime) or do you figure it’s none of your business and walk or drive on by? Worse (to me) would you record the crime for social media use without doing anything else?
I would leap into action, using my secret ninja skills to incapacitate the attacker and render them helpless, give an enigmatic smile to the victim and disappear into the night, the unknown warrior, seeking neither reward nor recognition, fighting only for truth and justice.

In reality… no-one really knows how they’ll react in such a situation. I’m not a fighter so hopefully I’d hide round a corner, call the police and then try to video it on my phone for evidence for the police. Maybe I would yell out to try to scare the attacker away, but I’d probably be too scared.

I liked my first answer better.

If someone asked to be your apprentice and learn all that you know, what would you teach them?
First I would need to assess that person’s suitability. Are they up to the task? Do they have what it takes? If I decide to take them on, I would teach them all about the dark side of the Force.

I need to find someone soon. It’s very hard to rule the galaxy with an iron fist on your own.

First think of a product. Now, what would be the absolute worst brand name for one of those products?
How about a real product? KIA cars. “Killed In Action.” Not something I want written on my car.

I would like to propose “Chocopoo”. It’s a chocolate bar shaped like a poo. It’s designed to gross people out. Plus, it’s tasty and delicious!

What ridiculous and untrue, yet slightly plausible, theories can you come up with for the cause of common ailments like headaches or cavities?
All that sort of stuff is caused by the low-level control wave used by The Few – the secret council which rules the world from the shadows. Though largely undetectable, it can cause minor ailments in a few susceptible individuals. And occasionally make their brains explode. But that’s quite rare.

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  1. October 6, 2019 at 10:33 am

    I love Chocopoo. Preteens would literally and figuratively eat it up. They “love” stuff like that. In fact, you might have given some enterprising person an idea and you’ll see the product in ads soon. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne

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    • October 6, 2019 at 4:58 pm

      I was going to say “you saw it here first” but I see from the other comments that it’s already on eBay πŸ™‚

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  2. October 6, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    Hmmmmm…. mysterious crime fighting superhero by night, master of the dark side looking to rule the universe by day. Will the real Draliman please stand up…


    • October 6, 2019 at 4:59 pm

      I am a Draliman of many evil talents…


  3. October 6, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Funny as always! πŸ˜€

    Captain Draliman to the rescue!
    Where can I apply for the apprentice job?
    A crime against chocolate! KIA-LOL
    This is exactly why I wear a tin foil hat.


    • October 6, 2019 at 5:01 pm

      I’m worried that if you were my apprentice the tin foil hat would interfere with your ability to access the dark side of the Force. But we can give it a go πŸ™‚

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  4. October 6, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    I really enjoyed your post….but….you sure could have skipped the product description part. I’m afraid candy manufacturers will read your proposal and realize what a big hit this would be with the 8-18 crowd. Then the rest of us would have to put up with it until it’s run its unsavoury course.

    I’m with you on the first one. though I’d love to leap in and rescue, my more prudent self would leave it to the police. And pray for divine intervention, since I’m not super-human myself and understand my limitations.


    • October 6, 2019 at 5:02 pm

      Chocolate poo is already out there, I see! Not great news…
      I always reckon I could do all the ninja stuff I see in films but I suspect it takes decades of training πŸ™‚


  5. October 6, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Thank you Alistair for Sharing Your World. As Peter pointed out, there IS a ‘chocolate poo’ on the market…but I liked your name for that better. If someone were to gift me with such a ‘treat”, I’m afraid I’d set it on fire and place it on their door step and run away..only to watch them stamping it out and getting “poo” all over their porch and shoes….at least it’d smell better than the one that is commonly used by people with a warped sense of justice. Now will the real Captain Draliman please stand up?


    • October 6, 2019 at 5:03 pm

      Marketing is all about the name. I still have a chance to make millions!


  6. October 6, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Your first answer to the first question reminded me of the behavioral-based questions asked at job interviews (what did/would you do when…). Do those who ask such questions really assume that the candidate’s responses reflect real life in any way, shape or form?
    I’m not talking about YOUR answer, of course. I have no doubt you would use your secret ninja skills to incapacitate the attacker… and all that other stuff. πŸ™‚


    • October 8, 2019 at 6:26 pm

      I would, but not everyone is, in reality, a one-man ninja assault team πŸ™‚
      I can only imagine those interview questions are designed to assess a person’s capacity for self deception…

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      • October 8, 2019 at 7:04 pm

        You’re so modest! 😁
        Yep, most jobs require someone highly capable… of self-deception.

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  7. October 7, 2019 at 7:49 am

    Imaginative mind, Ali! As always, i enjoyed your answers. πŸ˜€


    • October 8, 2019 at 6:26 pm

      Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed them πŸ™‚


  8. Lyn
    October 7, 2019 at 8:27 am

    I’m with you on the first one, Ali. I wouldn’t be courageous to confront the attacker, but I’d definitely film and yell.
    As for products, my son-in-law said if he made a chocolate bar he’d call it a “Nageela Bar” and the advertising would be based around the Jewish folk song traditionally sung at Jewish celebrations – Hava Nageela πŸ˜€


  9. October 7, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Especially interesting questions this week, and you came through with interesting answers, Ali! I would like to think that all my experience with the dark side would manifest in secret (even to me) ninja powers if I was ever faced with an assault in progress. Then I remember that the Committee of the Dark Side rejected my application, and I have to go with your second answer as well.


  10. Merbear74
    October 7, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    I would love a poo shaped chocolate! One Chocopoo please.


  11. October 7, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    I would teach them the art of procrastination. Step #1: get on WordPress.


    • October 8, 2019 at 6:29 pm

      Step #2: get excited about the auto-generated “this is your first post” page, write a rambling discourse on nothing in particular and then lose interest…

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  13. October 8, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Ninja hero! I like that thought. Interesting questions and cool answers.


  14. October 9, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    When you need a lion on your first question, just call me…I roarr like the best…πŸ€”or was it purr like the best? 😸Great answers to the questions, Draliman…chocolate poo..really…MOL…Pawkisses for a Wonderful DayπŸΎπŸ˜½πŸ’ž


    • October 9, 2019 at 7:06 pm

      I bet you have quite the intimidating purr when you need it πŸ™‚


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