Share Your World – Week 181

Ah, the good old days of Scan Trons and Number 2 pencils…

It was a nerve-wracking day on June 23, 1926 when a group of 8,000 American high school students in 300 locations were all given an assessment exam known as the Scholastic Aptitude Test, which we still know today as the SAT.  With children for the past few generations almost universally being expected to enroll in college so they don’t end up working at Mecca (LOL), the SAT has pretty much become a right of passage for most U.S. teenagers.  Unless you didn’t live in a coastal state and took its rival, the ACT (American College Testing) like I did on a boring Saturday morning in 1992.  What’s funny is that both tests got KFC’ed in recent years, in that their well known acronyms effectively became the names for each test as the official names were eventually dropped altogether.  Oh, and they also dumbed themselves down over the last decade to simply reflect the selected things good Amurrican kids are expected to be taught in school these days rather than…. you know…. test for actual intelligence or non-“core” education…

Ah, it must be graduation day!

OK, time’s up!  Smartphones down!  It’s time for us to take a real mental challenge and answer Melanie’s Share Your World questions for this week!

This looks like a multiple choice question…

What are three scents you like?

I must really have a negative attitude towards smells, because all I can think of are scents I can’t stand.  Pretty much any perfume/cologne.  Cinnamon and such that’s popular around Christmas.  Reefer…. my God, I long for the days when nobody dared go out of the house reeking of it.  Wood burning in the winter when it smells like the entire neighborhood’s on fire…

Rainy smells better than any of that shit…

What is something true (factual) that most other people don’t believe?

That every fact is open to interpretation.

Squirrels are cute and mischievous. Good or bad? You decide!

Would you rather have a massage or get a facial?

Mitzi was going to answer this question, but got censored.

Have you ever thrown someone a really extravagant party?

I have never thrown a party, period!  If people want to have a good time, let someone else do all the hard work…

Too many rowdies show up at tea parties.

Feel free to share some gratitude. It can be a photo, image, quote or just some wisdom.

Wisdom!  LOL!

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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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9 Responses to Share Your World – Week 181

  1. noelleg44 says:

    We once threw a wedding reception!

  2. Ah yes, the rite of passage-taking the SAT. Pfft. Dumbest most useless day ever spent. 😇

  3. Thanks E.S. for Sharing Your World and an awesome cartoon as dessert! I am too old to have been subjected to SAT or AAFT or who gives an eff type testing. At the end of the school year we were tested on our overall knowledge and what we had learned; not some P.C. bull muffins designed to make America look a lot stupider than some of her denizens actually are. You have satisfactorily answered why the last couple of generations I’ve interacted with vis a vis young persons seem so dim witted.

    I understand the aversion towards scent. There are very strong and very over-used ones in popular demand right now. I admit that the smell of bacon frying wasn’t a positive though, nobody (religious reasons excluded) doesn’t like bacon, but if you’re one, no offense meant!

    I also understand the aversion to big gatherings of jolly folks that you never see except at big gatherings and of whom you’re not entirely fond. My t-shirt today reads “Introverts are AWESOME, they just keep that to themselves.”

    Have a great week!

    • I’m OK with frying bacon and most food smells (which is probably why I’m 50 pounds too heavy). But anything artificial is just nasal torture… and that includes all that scented candle shit we sell at Mecca!

  4. we prefer scent #1 before #2.. the most people grin when they smell reefer… but we think no one will grin when the hood is on fire (european insurances aren’t for making money via hot-renovation)

  5. draliman says:

    A fact about facts. I guess that makes your answer a metafact…

  6. Kismet says:

    Before the SAT you took the PSAT. Ka Ching for the test makers.

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