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Sharing My World 14-09-2020

Here is my post for Melanie’s Share Your World, once again augmented by “Harry Potter-themed” questions from Roger Shipp.

You have just been gifted a magic wand that specialises in completing household chores. You can request the completion of only two household chores. Which chores would you assign your wand to complete?
Well, this wand is a bit disappointing, to be honest. Only two chores? Vacuuming and cleaning the oven. My oven’s instructions said it was self-cleaning, so I never cleaned it. And it’s filthy. So that needs doing.

At the local Wizards-R-Us store there was a sale on handshake shockers, instant darkness pellets, and levitation pills. Which of these ‘party thrillers’ are you more likely to purchase?
The instant darkness pellets. They’d be useful in all sorts of situations, like random street muggings and the like.

In the alley behind Wizards-R-Us, there was a tradesman selling a Love Potion. The sales pitch was too much for you and you yielded and purchased one vial. What do you do with it?


You are the Great Clearinghouse Winner of a new ‘good luck’ potion – Felix Felicis. It has to be used within the next thirty days or its potency becomes diminished. Do you use it? Do you give it to a friend in need?
Yes, I’m combining these two. Think of the “significant other” I could hook with these two babies in my “chat up” arsenal.

If everyone spoke their mind, would this world be a better or worse place? Why?
It would be simpler but a disaster. Think of how many people would get beaten up by strangers, fired from their jobs, divorced by their partner…

Can achieving nothing make a person happy?
Yeah, if they’re really lazy and unambitious. Like me.

How do you know if you love someone enough to marry them?
You never will. Take a chance.

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  1. September 20, 2020 at 10:34 am

    Because many are currently speaking their minds I think we know part of the trouble in society today. They could also end up with a black eye or broken nose. For goodness sake stop it whoever you are! 😦 — Suzanne

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    • September 20, 2020 at 4:10 pm

      Some people (like certain American presidents) can’t help it, whatever’s at the front of their brain just comes spurting out, but I’m sure the rest of us have better self-control 🙂

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      • September 21, 2020 at 7:12 am

        For goodness sake let’s hope so, at least after the present elections which are no holds barred. People are ready to almost explode after some of these lockdowns.

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  2. September 20, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    You oven sounds mine!


  3. September 20, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    I agree; oven-cleaning and vacuuming are the worst chores. I’ll gladly take a magick wand that will take care of both.
    There does appear to be very little self-control these days. People seem to say and do anything regardless of the consequences.
    I know you have achieved quite a bit!


    • September 20, 2020 at 4:11 pm

      I haven’t yet achieved a clean oven, unfortunately 🙂

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  4. September 20, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    Enjoyed your responses to these questions, Good luck with that self-cleaning oven. But one of the “magic wands” in your possession should be the Owner’s Manual. Wave that over the oven; it may help. 🙂

    As to speaking your mind, this was actually a (very brief?) teaching at a Bible school forth years back. “Be honest and upfront, say what you’re thinking.” One of the fellows spoke his mind to an older female co-worker; he told her she looked like a horse. Didn’t go over well.

    I agree with Patricia. Either fewer people should speak their minds, or they should think more charitable thoughts in the first place. 🙂


    • September 20, 2020 at 4:12 pm

      “Be honest and upfront, say what you’re thinking.” is fine – in principal. In an ideal world. But this isn’t 😦


  5. September 20, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    Thanks Alistair for Sharing Your World. Your mega potion might be worth quite a lot … people really need some love and luck in this world, don’t they? I bet you could market it really effectively too! I have a dirty ‘self cleaning’ oven too, I tried to ‘clean’ it once and the stench was too much for me, so I’ve never tried to evoke that ‘spell’ again. Who knew that “molten” was a setting on an oven?? Have a great week coming up !


    • September 20, 2020 at 4:13 pm

      Sadly, years of pizzas have taken their toll on the oven 😦 Worth it, though 🙂


  6. September 20, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    My perfect world includes self-cleaning all.


  7. September 20, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    Self-cleaning ovens are badly named. But if you ever want to turn on all the smoke detectors in the world at the same time . . . . 🙂


    • September 22, 2020 at 5:10 am

      Maybe I’ll just give mine a good scrubbing. One day… 🙂

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  8. September 23, 2020 at 2:27 am

    The instant darkness pellets will come in handy should you ever need to shield your filthy self-cleaning oven from visitors as well…


    • September 23, 2020 at 5:06 am

      If I’m going to use them to cover up “not entirely clean” areas, there won’t be much house left…


  9. September 23, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    You can add Granny’s oven too, Draliman…I just wonder, what is it with ovens…well, better not speak my mind…MOL😸Pawkisses for a wonderful day🐾😽💞


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    January 6, 2021 at 3:56 am

    Another well written post! Thank you for sharing!


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