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Sharing My World 23/08/2021

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

Can you parallel park (if you drive)?
Yes I can and no I can’t. It’s 50/50. Once I got my car into a tiny tiny space between two cars perfectly. Another time there was a space the size of a bus and I ended up on the kerb.

I don’t do it any more basically. If I had a normal car rather than a sporty one it would parallel park and reverse park by itself. Maybe next car!

Do you prefer early morning or late evening? Or something in between?
Early morning for sure. I get up early every day – any time after 5am. I get very tired in the evenings.

Do you like avocados?
I doubt it. I can’t remember the last time I had one but I don’t really like the idea of them. The creamy-looking texture puts me off.

Is mind or matter more real?
Is there even “matter”, or are we living in our own minds? Maybe we’re in the Matrix. How would we know? (dum dum DUM)

It’s best not to contemplate such things, though. Reality is what you make of it. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter 🙂

Are people in this current generation less or more sensitive than people from past generations?
It’s the responsibility of older people like me to answer “more sensitive” to this question, noting that we shrugged stuff off which would these days involve an immediate police presence plus a couple of ambulances, a law suit and the creation of a new social pressure group with associated catchy hashtags. #oversensitive

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  1. August 29, 2021 at 11:09 am

    Is it a good thing to be more sensitive, or a bad thing, or should I just shut up and mind my own business ’cause I’m old and can’t understand the concept of “woke”?

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 30, 2021 at 6:16 am

      An example the internet gives me is “we need to stay angry, and stay woke”. That’s the state of English these days. Surely it should be “…and stay awake”.
      That’s good advice, as I often fall asleep in the middle of a demonstration.

      Liked by 2 people

  2. August 29, 2021 at 11:57 am

    I’ll be glad to have one of those cars too. Like Kitt from Night Rider, what a great car!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. August 29, 2021 at 2:26 pm

    Thanks, Alistair for Sharing Your World! There have been responders to that first question who gleefully proclaim the ease with which parallel parking can be accomplished. I say FIE! For myself I avoid doing that if any other possibility exists, because you probably could park one of those smart cars in the space between mine and the curb when I do try. O_o The police are rarely amused by that gifting of space either. Avocados are a wonder food, but I understand the tactile aversion to something that looks vaguely like Yoda took a dump in it..😬 I happen to love avocados, but now I doubt I’ll have the same zest for eating them. Oops. Have a really splendid week! 😀


    • August 30, 2021 at 6:18 am

      If you get parallel parking right, it’s a joy. For the other 99/100 times, it’s a huge embarrassment where you can easily get yourself into a bemusingly unrecoverable situation… 😮


  4. August 29, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    If cars were meant to parallel park, they’d have those wheels that change direction like office chairs and luggage. And with any luck, while sliding in, you’d run over an oversensitive Millennial or two who were too entranced in Facebook to look up from their phone…

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 30, 2021 at 6:20 am

      It would be just my luck if my car auto-parallel parked right over the top of a Snowflake. I think if you can prove they were on their phone it’s perfectly legal, though…

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  5. August 29, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    Loving these answers! BTW, The Avocado Anti-Defamation League will be holding a march to protest your dislike. #avosensitive


    • August 30, 2021 at 6:20 am

      Aw, man, just my luck to push yet another Snowflake button 😮

      Liked by 1 person

  6. August 31, 2021 at 7:56 am

    Your answers were fantastic, Draliman, Granny has the same problem with the parking, when she parked in smoothly she’s on an high and when it doesn’t work, she can easily law suit herself😸Pawkisses for a Happy Week ahead🐾😽💞


    • September 1, 2021 at 5:34 am

      I don’t even try any more 🙂


  7. September 2, 2021 at 2:57 pm

    Another early bird here.
    And you should definitely give avocado another chance because nth compares.


  8. September 18, 2021 at 2:20 am

    Nicely done 🙂


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