“Monday Melanie” has given us a new set of questions for her Share Your World challenge!

QUESTIONS

What’s the worst commercial you’ve recently seen (or heard)? Why was it so bad?
This is a hard one because so many are terrible! Most annoying are the Liberty Mutual ads. I would not recommend this company to anyone due to their ubiquitous, stupid ads! Everyone I talk to hates their commercials as much as I do. Also ads for intimate products, like tampons or sanitary pads.

Since you crossed off “recently”, the ads for Folgers Coffee were awful. In one ad, a person says, “Is your coffee grounds for divorce?’ I mean, how tacky!! Another really old Folgers commercial bragged about the “crystals” in its coffee. Who wants crystals in coffee?? Just give me pure, finely ground coffee, please! No additives!

What takes a lot of time but is totally worth it?
My hubby says, “love.” Awwww!

So I will say something else: the creative process of seeing a project through to the end. I spend long hours and weeks completing photo albums but I love doing it. I can say that a lot of my blog posts fall into this category as well. They’re time consuming, but fun to do. I’m in an art workshop – same thing. The camaraderie of other people who love art is part of it, but also dedicating 90 minutes a week to painting or drawing something is calming and fun, even if it takes weeks to finish it or to come back to. I’m in a writing group – same thing again. I have written a lot of things, and some of them are quite good, others not so much, but it’s worth the time because it is the creative process that is totally worthwhile, especially when producing a finished product I can be proud of!

Have you ever smiled at a stranger and then wished you hadn’t? Why or why not?
Yes, but only because the stranger stared straight ahead and made no attempt to smile back. So rude. Fortunately, where I live now, everyone – whether we know them or not – smiles and says hello!

It’s good to be able to see smiles again after over a year of wearing masks!

What do you think is the nastiest tasting food?  (This one might be a recycled question.  It’s familiar to me anyhow)
Olives. They’re so bitter.

GRATITUDE SECTION (as always, optional)

Are you at peace with yourself?   Your world?   Please share, whether you said “yay” or “nay”! 
Yes, pretty much. Most of the horrors of my life – the failures, dissatisfying experiences, vindictive people – are behind me. In the senior community where I live, we are all retired and we do pretty much what we want and like to do. Most people are friendly and pleasant to be with.

There are many problems in this world, and a few in my life, but I am overall happy and without regrets.

Gratitude Quotes

2 thoughts on “SYW: On Annoying Commercials, Nasty Food, and the Creative Process

  1. Thanks, Katy for Sharing Your World! I love the new background you’ve chosen, it’s beautiful! Very artistic! I think it’s great that you’ve been able to attend some good creative workshops or classes, many of us are still unable to attend such things as they haven’t re-opened them. I took out the ‘recently’ because many people stream what they watch and it is ad-free. I thought it would be fun to see what old ads were annoying, and you came up with a couple of good ones! I find green olives to be very bitter, but I like black olives. Greek olives though, again fairly bitter…you made a good point with your choice! Have a great week!

    1. Thank you, Melanie! There are many other terrible commercials, but I don’t have patience for almost any commercials! That’s why I like to watch ad-free channels (such as PBS – they have ads, but never interrupt programming with them unless they’re having a pledge drive). Black olives are bitter, too – at least I think so and always pick them out of any salad or pizza I get with them! I’m surprised things are not opening up in your neck of the woods. Does Utah still have Covid restrictions?

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