Odd Shaped Basket

Have you ever ‘butt dialed” someone?  (‘butt dialed’ means have you ever made a phone call that you weren’t aware of making, because the buttons on the phone got pushed by your sitting on them (in your pocket) OR having something in your handbag press against them?)
I hardly ever bother to turn on my phone, so I can honestly say that I have never done this, but since I have fat fingers, I have encountered a lot of problems sending text messages.

If you were given 1000 acres of land, what would you do with it?
That would depend where the land is and if it had any value.  Leo Tolstoy told a short story about a peasant named Pahom, who overhears his wife and sister-in-law arguing over the merits of town and peasant farm life.  He thinks to himself, “if I had plenty of land, I shouldn’t fear the Devil himself!”.  Unbeknownst to him, Satan is sitting behind the stove and listening.  Satan abruptly accepts his challenge and tells Pahom that he would give him more land and then snatch everything from him.  A short time later, a landlady in the village decides to sell her estate, and the peasants of the village buy as much of that land as they can.  Pahom purchases some of this land, and he is delighted, but as he gains more success, he becomes increasingly disgruntled when other peasants trespass on his land and his neighbors’ livestock start to wander on to his property.  Pahom feels that he is still too cramped and he buys more land as he becomes consumed with greed.  In the end, Pahom realizes that God may not let him have all the land that he desires and then he falls down and dies.  His servant buries him, so the only land that Pahom needed was for his grave.

What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen on-line recently? 

Have you ever eaten something off the floor?  ‘5 second’ rule applies or not (the ‘5 second rule’ is that if you pick up the dropped food within a set time frame, it’s still ‘clean’ and you can safely eat it)?
There’s no magic period of time that prevents transmission of bacteria that will contaminate your food and even if a floor is cleaned regularly, it still has germs.  The handle on your refrigerator, or the knob on your faucet, or money in your wallet, or even your cellphone may have more germs than your floor, so I have done it and I am not really paranoid about everything.

Gratitude Section
I am grateful that I am still able to write every day and catch up with my friends here on WordPress.

Written for Melanie’s sparksfromacombustiblemind’s Share Your World.

5 thoughts on “Odd Shaped Basket

  1. Have you ever eaten something off the floor? ‘5 second’ rule applies or not (the ‘5 second rule’ is that if you pick up the dropped food within a set time frame, it’s still ‘clean’ and you can safely eat it)? – Not recently, but I did it without thinking when I was a kid. (Didn’t we all).

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  2. Thank you Jim for Sharing Your World and a really funny video! The donkey chasing off the alpaca/llama thingie was especially side-splitting…I guess that donkey was highly territorial or really really hungry! 😉 Good points about the food on the floor, it’s not sanitary to eat something off the floor, even in my house where the floors are scrubbed on a regular basis and the vacuuming is up to date! Ziggy takes care of most dropped items (within reason) though, so no problem! Have a wonderful week!

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