Share Your World 2019: 26 August


QUESTIONS:

If you had to sum up the whole human species in 3 words, what would those words be?

I need four words. Our own worst enemies.

Where is the strangest place you’ve relieved yourself?  Obviously in an emergency situation.

When I was younger I could “hold it” for a really long time. We used to go on steam train excursions to country areas where sometimes there were no facilities and the call was “Ladies to the left, gentlemen to the right.” but I could not relieve myself out in the open so I’d hang on until we reached a station. I’ve never as far as I can recall used a toilet in a plane. Now I’m not so sure what I’d do in an emergency situation let’s hope I don’t have one.

The “gold plated” toilet

What is the worst smelling place you’ve ever been?

As usual, memory fails me. Stinky places, well I’ve visited wineries and while I like the products where they make them does not smell so good. I wouldn’t say it was the worst ever though. When I worked in the rail system I often had some pretty stinky railcars to clean, vomit, urine or even the chemicals we used to clean graffiti were pretty unpleasant, especially on a hot day when the trains had been standing in the yard for a few hours.

How drunk is drunk enough?

For me, drunk enough is a bit light-headed. I do enjoy a drink but I don’t like the idea of not being in control.

Gratitude Is An Attitude!

If you’d like, please list five things that are priceless to you.

Here they are, not in any particular order.

  • My childhood dolls
  • My independence
  • My pets
  • My good health
  • My sister

Author: Taswegian1957

Born in England in 1957 my family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. David passed away in 2015 and I'm here on my own now but I have Cindy the dog and Polly the cat to keep me company. I currently co-write two Wordpress blogswith my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and a "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania.

6 thoughts on “Share Your World 2019: 26 August”

  1. Thanks Vanda for Sharing Your World! I think a blog post about your experiences with trains (it sounds like you have quite a few) would be fascinating! Thanks for sharing some of them here. And really? They instructed people to just let fly out the side of the train?? Oh my. I guess if you gotta go, you gotta go!

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    1. I think that was the idea, it didn’t happen often but occasionally we’d be travelling through countryside where there were no roads or people so they would stop somewhere, people would get out and find a convenient bush. It was mostly men and they just seem to need something to aim at.I don’t know if any of the very few women, mostly wives and girlfriends ever needed to go . On the other hand we didn’t drink as much beer either.

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