Saturday 9: Rain
1. What do you typically like to do on a rainy day?
If I had my druthers, I’d read, take a nap, drink lots of coffee …. you know, stuff I do all the time anyway.
2. Tell us about the last time you did something you later regretted, that you can share with us.
That I can share? Well, that narrows things down quite a bit. It’s a dumb work thing but early in my time there, I didn’t send up a stock certificate the usual way (i.e. booking it in on the system so it can be accounted for and tracked.) I just sent it off to some wrong department – I have NO idea why. My angels kept prodding me to follow up on it and twice I started but got sidetracked. Of course, as luck would have it, the cert belonged to the husband of our office big wig. Neither her assistant nor I followed up on this so it was a good three weeks before we realized it was missing. I was so mad at myself for not doing it the right way, first of all, and then not listening to my angels to try and find it before it became a huge issue. It caused both the big wig AND her assistant to lose faith in me and I had to work to earn back their trust. No one ever found the cert and it had to be replaced and I had to answer 100 questions as to why I didn’t do it according to procedure (rightly so) and I was humbled by the entire episode. And now I book in every single thing and track all of them. At least I learned. (But I felt like such a dumbass.)
3. I recently got an email from a lover from a very long time ago. I was asked “Have all your dreams come true?” If it were you and it was from someone you remember fondly, how would you answer the question?
I’d say that I’m definitely on track to realizing my dreams.
4. If you had a job interview and was asked, “If you were an animal, what kind would you be (other than human?)” How would you answer that question.
I can be nothing else but a cat. I love treats, independence, occasional lovies and naps.
5. Do you think it is a good idea to share with a new lover stories of your past lovers?
Depends on the relationship and the person. I’d be more comfortable sharing things from much older relationships than anything real recent but I’m pretty open if asked.
6. When do you think it is permissible or even important to lie?
Oh, I don’t like to hurt anyone’s feelings so if the question is not of any life changing import, I’d consider it. Also, it depends on the person and situation. Some can take it, some cannot.
7. What was the last thing you did that you never thought you would?
I ate some steamed crabs last week that were not very good and I left one on the table. I can’t recall a time I’ve EVER left a steamed crab so it had to be pretty yucky.
8. What is one important lesson that you learned from your mother?
Don’t just blurt out whatever weird shit floats into your head. HAVE A FILTER that’s based on empathy. She didn’t – not at all and stabbed me and others many times with her words.
9. What is one important lesson that you learned from your father?
Life can be worth living even if you can’t see and can’t walk. (Although maybe for not a very long time, but still.)
#2 was inside but interesting. I know it was embarrassing and awkward but unfortunately, if it wasn’t it wouldn’t have made such a big impression on you and you wouldn’t have learned. “Nothing good comes easy.” Unfortunately.