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Sharing My World 07-09-2020

Here is my post for Melanie’s Share Your World, co-hosted by Roger Shipp with his Harry Potter-inspired questions.

What happened to cause you to discover ‘bullies” were real?
It was when I went to “big” school. It was just low-grade bullying. I only ever got punched once and that was right in front of a teacher. Heh heh.

Eavesdropping – When given the chance, how often do you eavesdrop?
I don’t really eavesdrop. I just sometimes hear other people’s conversations 🙂

Escalators, at one time, were the ‘next big thing’. When was the last time you rode an escalator?
Whenever I was last in Marks & Spencer. They have an escalator up to the first floor (if you’re American that’s probably the “second floor”), which is where menswear is. That was at some point before lockdown.

Have you ever ‘let’ someone win in a sports competition or a board game? How did it turn out?
Nope. I don’t think that does anyone any favours. No, you lost, get over it! Stop crying and man up, you snivelling little three year old!

Do our fears start with our DNA?
For sure. I’m terrified of DNA.

If you could have your hair any colour for 24 hours, what colour would you choose?
I’d leave it the way it is. Brown with edges of grey. Very distinguished, I reckon 🙂

When do you think a person gets old?
When they’re around 10 years older than me.

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  1. September 13, 2020 at 9:36 am

    I’m sure you’ll never grow old.

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  2. September 13, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    hehehe! No purple hair in the 80s?

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  3. September 13, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    When I was in primary school a couple of brothers who were neighborhood bullies knocked me down on the way home from school. I told my father who handled it to my satisfaction. He expected me to take my own part with mean girls but he scared off bullying boys. He’d start off with “Now you listen to me.” I was never bothered by them again. He’d been a Chief Boatswain’s Mate in the Navy and said he wasn’t very big but always had big friends. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  4. September 13, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    Those three year olds really need to learn how to lose gracefully!

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  5. September 13, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    Always good to have a healthy fear of DNA. 👍

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    • September 13, 2020 at 5:01 pm

      Yeah. And according to the TV it’s constantly getting rewritten by alien pathogens 🙂

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  6. September 13, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    Stuff of nightmares — When a three-year-old bully walks up to you after beating you in a chess tournament, pulls your greying locks, and says, “Hey! It’s in your DNA!” and shoves you up the down the escalator.

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    • September 13, 2020 at 5:03 pm

      Great, I bet I’ll dream that very scenario this very night 🙂

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  7. September 13, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    Stop bullying that three year old!

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  8. September 14, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    You know you go to a rough school when even the teachers are punching you…

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    • September 15, 2020 at 5:25 am

      It was dog eat dog back in the day…

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  9. September 14, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    Thanks Alistair for Sharing Your World! So ‘old’ changes once every ten years? Heh. Being content with one’s own hair color is fabulous, so much less maintenance that way too! Sniveling three year olds are the reason I usually avoid games (with my family any way). They’re mean to me….. Bwahaha. Have a wonderful week!

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    • September 15, 2020 at 5:26 am

      You try to patiently explain to a kid why they lost horribly, all you get is tears, There’s no talking to some toddlers 🙂

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  10. September 15, 2020 at 3:03 am

    15-20 years older is older. 10 is a spit in the pan anymore 😉

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  11. Lyn
    September 17, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Bullies… We had a bully at school. He was in 6th grade and only picked on the little kids (of course) – until one day when I decked him. Unfortunately, it was just as the principal walked out of his office. Explanations were demanded and given 😀

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