Sunday Poser #65

Today’s prompt deals with the topic of advertisements.

Announcements ~ usually via appearance entice people

to make purchases.

With age comes wisdom and I’ve learned tis best to

conduct research of certain items prior to purchase.

Don’t be shy ~ ask questions.

There’s no harm ~ remember adage, ‘never judge a book by its

cover’ as products which appear to be great deals often result in

major disappointments.

A frugal gal, I stick to my old favorites.

Whenever there’s need for a brand-new item I ask others

for their opinions and look to Google for pros and cons,

the process of comparison shopping.

TV ~ I cancelled it three months ago due to high price and

lack of quality show selections.

Believe me this decision was made 100 percent tougher when

dealing with the customer service representatives as it appears

they are trained to sell upgrades and frown on downgrades.

As for social media I may view an advertisement; however, I know

it’s wiser to make my own personal decision based on actual need

rather than be coerced especially to people-please another person.

5 Things Tuesday ~ Skills Lost

Personal negative effects from the worldwide Pandemic:

  1. Both senior citizen centers I frequented weekly closed;
    no more opportunities for socialization.
  2. Aerobics and Zumba classes stopped plus no option
    for indoor walking those extremely hot summer days.
  3. I rarely saw my youngest daughter and grandchildren
    thus, I missed out on family celebrations.
  4. Bargain shopping became a thing of the past. I dislike
    regular shopping online.
  5. My faith slowly waned as depression showed up and
    alas there went my organizational skills.

SoCS: June 12th 2021

prompt: drive

Finally found drive blog more often
Lucky me wi-fi connection malfunction

Early morn felt pangs internet defeat
Cable provider proud occupant driver’s seat

Amazing technology still scads inability control
Shopping trip cool off cessation feeling blood boil

Creative gal love crochet items since back-in-day
Drive near hour specific brand yarn sale underway

Unfamiliar territory avoid traffic side street turn off
Lucky me, a one-way and ahead approaching car – city cop

Flagged pullover in progress driver warning heeds
Overgrown tree branches hid traffic sign politely she pleads

Rethink out-of-town sales option save shopper oodles cash
Fortunate day honest error, no GPS, result drive humongous laugh.

Share Your World – Nov. 9th 2020

  1. Do you like or dislike surprises?
    Ans: I enjoy both giving and being the recipient of positive ones – frown on negatives.

2 What’s your favorite zoo animal?
Ans: The peacock – so beautiful when feathers are spread.

3. What three things do you think of the most each day?
Ans: Family – world situation – agenda

4. When, if ever, is taking a human life justified?
Ans: Although this is not my call, it’s difficult to fathom the injustices done to
innocent victims by criminals who show no remorse.

Attitude of Gratitude Section (always optional)
Question: Do small miracles exist?
Ans: Yes, I’ve witnessed a special one (8lbs. 2 oz. son) born 2 years to date
from his older brother (stillborn) almost to the exact minute.

SoCS: October 31st

Today’s prompt word: trick

Yesterday my eyes played a hilarious trick on me.

I scanned the reminder post and wrote down the words: ‘have fun’.

Nobody likes to read depressing posts and to myself I thought what’s going to be fun

about Halloween 2020.

Earlier today I checked to find fellow bloggers writing about the word ‘trick‘.

How did I not see the correct prompt?

Scrolled too fast ~~ PERHAPS ~~ I laughed at myself.

The realization my desire to write energizer bunny battery had been stuck on low

percentage several days coupled with this IMO hilarious error the idiom

‘took the cake’ crossed my mind.

I’ve been questioning myself ’bout lots of personal stuff this week as how to


Asked the question ‘why don’t I blog for money’ was posed to me by a family


Likely there’s videos on YouTube with suggestions only I didn’t bother to research

Originally I had a goal to publish only midway through I quit due to lack of fictional

content and funds.

One could say, ‘I beat myself up about a goal unfinished which is not nor ever has

been my style’.

I knew I was tired from all the lifestyle changes, the missed opportunities and

most recent the lack of socialization due to the ongoing health crisis.

When you are going through a rough patch or having a bad day, you discover real

friends who encourage you.

For them I’m most grateful (you know who you are) and I send you all a ‘Blessed

Thank you’.

Back to the publishing idea and an international group I belong to on Facebook

Tis like my mind played a ‘don’t feel so bad for yourself’ trick when I accessed

the group after weeks away.

Yesterday’s question posed to the group was in regard to the length of time to

write, edit and actually publish a book.

I was in awe at the responses which ranged from 6 months for a children’s book

to a number of years with one never publishing their book.

The most hilarious answer I read: “My first book took a ‘year’ to write then I hid

it in the cupboard for ‘5 years

Pondering the thought – what led me to the group this Halloween – another mind


On a positive note, perhaps this was more of a treat to help me get back on track.

SoCS – October 25th

Today’s prompt: medicine

The Runaround

A call to the pharmacy for a refill for one’s medicine is answered by a menu followed

by the caller pressing the proper number for his/her need(s).

Automated systems often promise a person their medicine refill at a certain

date and time.

So far – so good.

Talk about a runaround this week

1. I drove to the pharmacy and stood in line then told medicine not available.

2 . Two days later the automated system stated still ‘working on it’.

3. Several days later I learned this medicine was on backorder.

4. Frustrated, I called another pharmacy – ‘yes’ that medicine was in stock.

5. I contacted the doctor’s office and explained the situation.

6. In record time I received an incoming call from the second pharmacy

and as luck would have it missed the call and there was no voice message

7. Another call the second pharmacy left me in awe as I was told by an actual human

the medicine refill was placed on hold since my prescription had been filled ‘six’ days

earlier and billed to my insurance company.


The irony: obtaining a refill for my anxiety medicine created more anxiety for me.

SoCS: October 17th 2020

Today’s prompt: misspelled word(s)

Auto correct is a great feature until one writes an English word in French. I tend to place

an extra ‘e’ at the end of words or a ‘u’ within which will automatically place a red line

to alert me that I have typed in my second language.

Examples: colorful – colourful / popular – populaire

You may not see the red correction line – I do though and I can either choose to let it go

with the French spelling or correct it back to English.