Share Your World – Week 125

Cat not included.

Onto #7 in my countdown of 10 items that weren’t on your shopping list when I started working retail 23 years ago that have since exploded into huge must-haves… shipping boxes!  At the dawn of the new millennium, sites like eBay and Amazon were emerging from the Dot Com mess of the 90’s to give people the power to operate their own retail business in their home.  I honestly don’t know if we even sold shipping boxes at Mecca in 1998…. but now, we get several pallets of them in a week as they fly out the door to help deliver your shitty goods all over the world.  Oh, and maybe even serve their original purpose as moving boxes for (Read in George Carlin’s voice) all your stuff!  What’s funny is that people used to come in all the time and get empty cardboard boxes off of us for free as we were stocking…. but now, it’s much easier for them to just buy the cheap ass cardboard we sell on the shelf rather than track down someone whose been putting up small boxes of candy…

And now that we’ve sealed up the intro in packing tape and bubble wrap and is now much more available than it was back in the day… let’s get on with Share Your World!  Questions, as always, by Melanie

Box it up for me! And don’t even worry about the bubble wrap…

What are you most proud of in the last year?

The squirrels!  Continuing to go about their business without a care in the world about what others think of them…

This is the life…

If you see a puddle on the ground, do you walk around it or give in to the child within and splash about?

I wear cheap shoes which tend to wear out easily and be a bit….. leaky.  So no puddle splashing for me…

You don’t know what you’re missing out on!

Do you feel free? Why or why not?

Anyone who feels free has little imagination or too much inhibition.  Besides, I believe freedom is a finite quantity where the only way to give additional freedom is to take some away somewhere else.  I’d feel bad for putting someone in chains just because I want to be able to do more…

Then again, some people like being chained up…

What life skills are rarely taught but are extremely useful?

Because the world can’t read your fucking mind…

GRATITUDE SECTION

I’m a bit sour this week… but there was that awesome notification I get each and every May 26th reminding me that it’s my anniversary with WordPress!  Only it isn’t… my real blogging anniversary is December 24th.  But that doesn’t keep me from celebrating my Fake WordPress Anniversary each and every year… and this year is my 10th Fake Anniversary!  Now, who wants a slice of fake cake?

Whatever you say, WordPress…

About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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21 Responses to Share Your World – Week 125

  1. your definition of freedom should get a place in constitution…. well explained!!!!

  2. We’re with the Weims on defining freedom – we see evidence of your theory every day from the “”Gov-ment” on down (or up as the case may be). Anyway, I think squirrels are grand – they don’t give a darn what anyone thinks….as long as their nuts are safe (huh?). Gosh I can remember many moves in my many years using boxes “obtained” by me from dumpsters behind shopping centers. Whatever happened to honest stealing????

    Pam

    • I pack all my stuff in boxes I personally emptied at work…. in fact, when I used to take my baseball trips, a big case that used to hold bottles of detergent was one of my two “suitcases” I’d bring! The other was a regular duffel bag… no need to bring 50 outfits for a three day trip!

  3. Why do you have a fake anniversary? I think you’ve explained this before but I’ve forgotten… seems to be happening more and more.

    • I signed up to post on a baseball blog somewhere (through Gravatar, I thought) on that day (May 26, 2011). Apparently, it signed me up for WordPress as well…. though I was sure I had to sign up again when I actually started my blog later that year. I still get that trophy on 5/26 and no recognition at all on 12/24!

  4. Kismet says:

    I want a piece of the fake cake says the fake me.

  5. Thanks, Bill for Sharing Your World and some much-needed hilarity on what has turned into a fairly grim week for a lot of us. Anyone not using their turn signals ought to be executed. I mean the man will go after anyone having a road rage tantrum after some assh*le suddenly turns without warning. I say that it’s merely blood pressure therapy to beat that clueless ‘driver’ about the head with their turn signal stick. But I’m not FREE to impose my will on the world 😉 A great definition of freedom btw. Maybe it is finite, and that’s why ‘they’ (the man again) keep taking away more and more of it, presuming we don’t notice. Could be. Mr/Ms. Squirrel looks very free and damned cute if I might say so. Now we can pack this SYW away until we need it again.. Have a simply stunning Memorial Day Weekend. I hope Mecca will provide those unlucky enough to be working with hazard pay!

    • I could do a whole post on traffic pet peeves. The other that really annoys the fuck out of me are people who have no clue how four way stops work. And I don’t mean the people who run stop signs, though they have a special hell waiting for them as well…. but the people who won’t take their fucking turn because they want everyone else to go first, even if they were already sitting at the intersection five seconds before you! GO WHEN IT’S YOUR TURN!!!! Those idiots hold up impatient traffic more than even those people who pull out in front of you then drive about 20 mph…

  6. Ally Bean says:

    Good answer about the squirrels. They all seem to have risen above the pandemic restrictions as if they didn’t know the world was under siege from a virus.

  7. randomlyerin says:

    Blinky blinks, what??

  8. Happy anniversary…fake or real. We’re just glad to have stumbled on your site.

  9. draliman says:

    I delight in walking out in front of cars which are obviously about to turn into the road I’m crossing but aren’t indicating, so I can glare at them. I expect one day I’ll be squished but at least I’ll have the moral high ground.

    • I’ll admit, I do the same…. when I’m driving! I just dare people to do something stupid in front of me. Granted, I was more likely to pull that stunt in the old Neon rather than my nice new Sonic…

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