Melanie has submitted questions for this week’s Share Your World – a much needed distraction from what is gearing up to be a hectic week. Trial weeks are always stressful, especially since none of my other work stops while I work on trial prep and attendance.
Is every piece of truth worth telling? (credit to the magnificent Cyranny for this one) If asked, then yes. But I don’t see the harm in staying silent. If you don’t have something good to say, best not say it.
Whom do you miss more Freddy Mercury or Prince? (if you don’t know who those people are, just skip this question. It’s cool). Freddy Mercury. Not to discount the amazing musician that Prince was, but I just liked Freddy Mercury (and Queen) music more.
If you could only email or text people for the rest of your life (no other form of communication), which would you chose? Email. Texting is quick but so hard to get the phone not to auto-correct or assume what I am saying. I like typing an email better. I’m extremely long-winded and texting is not meant to be so detailed.
Would you prefer to work the midnight shift at a really creepy out of the way motel OR work alone for eternity? Work alone for eternity without hesitation. Even in my current job, I have asked for a windowless broom closet with a computer so I could research all day and never deal with clients. Windowless with a computer was accommodated, but I still have to deal with…ugh, people.
Bonus question because yes, these are a weird bunch this week: What’s one secret you’re still keeping from your immediate family? (no details required. You could say something like “The lost weekend in 1982”. You can also answer “Why I NEVER keep secrets from my nearest and dearest!”). I honestly do not keep secrets from my immediate family. For one thing, my sister would know if I was hiding something and I get furious when my family keeps things from me so I would not do that to them.
GRATITUDE SECTION (always optional)
Please feel free to share something uplifting that you’ve experienced so far in 2021. Something uplifting so far in 2021…hmmm. I guess the one thing that happened that really raised my spirits was after the unexpected death of a neighbor’s husband, the community came together with gift cards and cash to help her out. No one really knew exactly who it was – she was not a member of our neighborhood page. (She is now.) No one asked. All we needed to know was one of our neighbors was hurting. One neighbor who did know coordinated the gathering of items and delivery so that the grieving widow would not be overwhelmed. The questions were limited to “how can I help” and not the gossipy “what happened”. That was very uplifting to see such kindness for a relative stranger.