Here are my answers for Melanie’s “Share Your World” questions this week. My usual method of doing the link is just not working. You can find her post here. https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2020/05/18/share-your-world-5-18-2020/
What’s something you really resent paying for?
I really resent paying the ridiculously expensive shipping fees that are now charged if I buy anything from overseas, especially from the USA. As a doll collector, I used to buy a lot of Barbie stuff from the USA. The exchange rate has made that very difficult now. I used to put up with that but not when the postage is more than the value of the item. As an example, a vintage Barbie outfit that would fit into a small, letter-sized package. Yet to have it shipped to Australia would cost over $40. I can’t justify that.
What was the most unsettling film you’ve seen?
I always find it difficult to answer questions asking me what is the most, the biggest, the hardest anything I can remember. I don’t seem to have the sort of mind that files these things in order, or at all sometimes. Anyway, I read the question before going to bed and the first film that popped into my mind was “Deliverance”. I saw it when I was a teenager, maybe seventeen and I found it extremely disturbing. I do however love “Dueling Banjos”. I was interested to learn that the tune predates the movie by about 20 years. I chose a different version of it to share instead of the one from the movie because I still can’t watch it.
Do you judge people?
Fandango wrote in his answer to this question that we all do and I’m sure he’s right. We judge people by our own values but nothing is ever as clear cut as you’d like it to be. I know from personal experience that some people who are very kind and helpful, who have done nice things for me personally, sometimes have views very different from my own when it comes to religion or politics. On the other hand, I have no problem in judging anyone who is cruel to animals as being a nasty person.
Finish this sentence: “Back in my day, we…”?
We had more respect. Kids were taught to behave better in public and to look after their toys at home. People could spell. We were not all obsessed with mobile phones. Yes, I am being judgemental about millennials. Get over it.
Another week has gone by, not very different from the last one, or the one before. I’m grateful that I am not the type of person that gets bored easily or requires a lot of social contact.
Things are starting to reopen. Kids can go to the playground, nature lovers can visit a National Park as long as it is no more than 30km from their homes. Cafe’s are allowed to serve a limited number of seated patrons. I haven’t been out yet apart from around the neighbourhood. The travel aspect is still a hassle so I’m waiting until things are opened up enough for me to enjoy at least half a day out. Meanwhile, I’m still enjoying the autumn colours on the few deciduous trees around the neighbourhood.