Melanie hosts a weekly feature called Share Your World. Today’s is a little whacky because it’s April Fool’s Day!
Rhetorical Questions, but feel free to answer if you’d like:
Why is it called “beauty sleep” when one wakes up looking like a troll??
That’s why we have bad hair days!
Why do they sterilize needles for lethal injections?
Why do most cars have speedometers that go up to at least 130 when you legally can’t go that fast on any road?
I’ve often wondered this myself.
Did they purposely make dyslexia hard to spell?
(Rather naughty): If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?
Odd but a bit philosophical or personal:
What are some things that are okay to do occasionally but definitely not okay to do every day?
1. Overindulge in a favorite confection – whether it is ice cream, chocolate cookies, pie, cake, doughnuts, etc.
3. Spend the entire day reading
What is the most embarrassing thing you have ever worn?
When I was in junior high and I got my period, sometimes there would be a blood stain on the back of my skirt. I couldn’t go home, so I was stuck wearing that skirt for the rest of the school day!
In your opinion, what’s the best type of cheese?
That’s a hard one! Being a cheesehead (from Wisconsin), I like all kinds of cheese. But the one I eat every single day is a Light Babybel.
What are some fun ways to answer everyday questions like “how’s it going” or “what do you do”?
If someone says, “Good morning” I sometimes say (if I’m grumpy or haven’t had enough sleep), “What’s good about it?”
For “what do you do” I have said, “I do a lot of things – which ones do you want me to tell you?” or “I do what is good for me and those I care about.” Sometimes I say, “Whatever I want – I’m retired!”
I’ve seen a great quote about teachers, which lists all the things teachers actually do all day. I can’t remember it but I have first hand experience with what teachers in fact do: I inspire kids, I write notes to students, I encourage children to do their best, I call parents, I turn kids on to books, I differentiate my instruction, I go to workshops and take classes, I collaborate with other teachers, I work 70 hours a week, etc. The list goes on and on!
Have you ever sent a text message to the wrong person? Details please.
Yes – well, actually I have received them. One of my son’s friends occasionally will text something really insulting, generally with expletives, and when I text back to him with some appropriately insulting response, he writes back, “Oh, sorry – I didn’t mean to send you that!” I forgive him because he has terrible eyesight.
If you could make a rule for a day, and everyone had to follow it, what would it be?
To be kind to everyone – even you, Mr. Trump!
I wish this rule could be followed every day!
You are about to get in a fight, what song comes on your mind soundtrack?
“We Can Work It Out” by the Beatles
Share a joke, if you know a good one!
I can’t think of any good jokes right now, but I like this line from a barbershop song: “How can I miss you if you won’t go away?”