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Monday, December 19, 2005

Monday Questionnaire
Keeping it All Bottled Up Edition


1. ________ offends me, but I usually keep it to myself.

2. ________ makes me happy, but I usually keep it to myself.

3. ________ confuses me, but I usually keep it to myself.


(Thanks to Erin for her assistance in the compilation of these questions.)

12 Comments:

Blogger Eric said...

1. Rudeness.

2. Cancelling an author's contract.

3. Most contemporary popular music.

9:49 AM  
Anonymous erin said...

1. Ridiculous and ignorant generalizations about certain groups of people (ie, "All Christians agree with Jerry Falwell!")

2. Watching reruns of old primetime TV and old sitcoms from childhood

3. Ad-speak (a fake language that advertising and marketing folks made up because they don't know how to use the English language properly)

9:55 AM  
Blogger Emma Goldman said...

1. Littering. And fur. Fur doesn't always offend me, and I'm not a vegetarian, and leather doesn't offend me--i.e., I don't have a consistent position on this--but fur coats kind of gross me out.
2. I'm stuck on this one. I like to share happiness. I guess I usually keep the small pleasures to myself, mostly.
3. French "cinema." But i don't keep it to myself.

Really, I don't keep a whole lot to myself, as my friends will testify; I'm a running commentary.

9:55 AM  
Blogger kStyle said...

1. Surliness.

2. Being the best at something.

3. The joy some people derive from complaining.

11:06 AM  
Blogger Ann said...

1. Correspondence I receive at work that's laden with typos, misspellings, terrible grammar, misplaced punctuation, etc. But I'm having trouble with the difference between "offends" and "irritates." I'm not sure if I'd consider these messages "offensive," because that implies that it's always bad for everyone no matter what, and sometimes the people with whom I communicate aren't native English speakers or didn't get the same level of education that I did, so I can't be too upset. Still, when I get a letter (a letter! composed on a computer! sent in an envelope!) like the following, I can't help but feel sad and a little angry, because I wouldn't be caught dead sending a message like this to a company or organization, never mind friend or relative:

Dear Sir or Madom
I was wondering if you still Carried [book title] for 2006.Is so how much .And where can i get it.Because I been useding it for last 13 years. Becaus I like it very much it come in handy for me.So you please l;et me know.Thank
Thank
[name]

*sigh*

2. Oh, I'm as up front about my passions for Pepsi and InStyle magazine as art and web design. Let's see... Well, one of the great joys in life is peeing when you really really have to go. That makes me happy, sort of.

3. Collections. I just don't understand why people collect things. Why?? Why would you buy things just so you can have more of them?

2:50 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

I love your answer to #2, Ann. That's very true, and rarely admitted. Well done.

5:26 PM  
Blogger Larry Jones said...

1. Littering offends me, but I usually keep it to myself.

2. Unexpectedly seeing Gwyneth Paltrow naked in a movie makes me happy, but I usually keep it to myself.

3. Accounting spreadsheets confuse me, but I usually keep it to myself.

(Didn't see Goldie's answers before I wrote mine.)

3:15 AM  
Blogger Eric said...

Idea for next week's question: "Unexpectedly seeing _________ naked in a movie makes me happy."

10:07 AM  
Blogger Emma Goldman said...

Perhaps you would have appreciated the collection I had going for awhile, Ann. I don't remember how or why it started, but I had a "phallic monuments of the world" postcard collection, and most of the items in the collection were provided by friends of mine rather than purchased by me. When they'd go someplace, I'd ask for a contribution to the collection, and some people came up with extremely entertaining items. People got very creative in their interpretations--not just postcards of the eiffel tower or something. It eventually expanded into 3D--small statues of phallic monuments. I still have it somewhere.

8:20 AM  
Blogger kStyle said...

Hey. Ann. Don't you collect postcards? Or didn't you at one time?

But, true, I can't see the appeal of collecting dogs painted on velvet or Precious Moments, either.

9:52 AM  
Blogger Eric said...

I collect Victorian tea sets, but they have to be complete. So far I have sixteen.

11:14 AM  
Blogger Ann said...

I did/do have a postcard collection. But for the past many years I've only bought art postcards. I don't really think of it as a "collection"--I procure the pictures for reasons other than just having a lot of them.

2:51 PM  

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