You know how we sometimes feel uncomfortable in a crowded elevator? How people stare at their feet like they think they’re growing another foot? Or stare at the doors silently thinking, “Hurry up and open. Hurry up and open.” ?
If you are tired of elevator boredom, here are a few of my favorite ideas (from this list) to add a bit of wit to your day:
- Sell Girl Scout cookies.
- Offer name tags to everyone getting on the elevator.
- Bring a chair along (second favorite)
- Do Tai Chi exercises. (On this one, you might have to ask others to stand back)
- Show other passengers a wound and ask if it looks infected.
- Start a sing-along.
- Play the harmonica. (Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen comes to mind)
- Draw a little square on the floor with chalk and announce to the other passengers that this is your “personal space.”
- Greet everyone getting on the elevator with a warm handshake and ask them to call you Admiral. (for me, this comes in first)
Or, you can always take the stairs.
Daily said, “Try to be Witty. But don’t strain yourself in the process.”
photo one- credit
photo two- credit
I once knew a girl named Strict Janet
the Moonshine Still, she ran it
one sip of her “tea”
at once took a knee
and she kicked me off the “free” planet
Planet– Daily Word Prompt
A month ago, I didn’t have to read the fast-food menu.
I already knew what my husband wanted.
I prepared myself to say “a four piece chicken basket, please.”
I pulled up to the speaker.
Why wasn’t Microphone Person saying, “Welcome to Wally’s. May I take your order?” ??
Instead, no one said anything. Not even a snarky, “what would you like?”
“Hello,” I said. “Hello?”
That’s when I realized my mistake.
Had anyone watched me talk into the trash receptacle?
Last Sunday, on the fast food run, I decided not to make the same mistake. Instead, I chuckled and snapped this photo as a reminder.
Of course the world teases and laughs at us at times. How else would Mother Earth spin?
Miss Pompous puffed out her chest and said, braying,
“My Chanel suit and shoes are all new!!!”
I lifted my chin at her neighing,
“You should buy a kazoo.
Or a kangaroo.
‘Cause THIS woman you CANNOT outdo!”
And with the last word, I showed her the bird-
Not a finger, you silly,
(painting by C. Dennis-Willingham)
daily word prompt: Priceless
A few days ago, the daily prompt was Unmoored. Really? Who uses that word in a novel unless they are writing about ships. I don’t write about ships.
My thoughts were Adrift.
So I decided to Catapult a thinking cap on my head.
And guess what? Nothing happened. Nada. Zip. Niente.
So I have nothing to post.
I painted this from a photo I took while in the meat-packing district in New York City. It was an Abercrombie and Fitch ad. So, I aptly call this painting, “Meat Packing”.
A man from FEDEx, posed
(daily word prompt- “exposed”
An Opaque look at life won’t get you anywhere. Search until you can see the light. Look out the window. You might see a woman walking steadily on one leg. 🙂
“Yesterday, we buried Sugar, our pet rat. Now, she’s no longer in the freezer next to the Haagen Dazs.”
The things we do for our children!