DP Daily Prompts: In Retrospect

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Yesterday you invented a new astrological sign. Today , write your own horoscope__ for the past month(in other words,as if you’d written it October 1st.

According to my new astrological sign, I am ambitious, determined, patient, and intelligent. Today is October 1st, I see myself taking a trip somewhere for a few days

I do not see any project for me that is overly ambitious, everything seems to be simple, it will be a good trip for me I’ll learn a few things from it.

I see myself face to face with some sales ladies, who will tax my patience,if I’m able to succeed, it will prove my horoscope which says I’m intelligent is true.

I’m checking what my horoscope said and what really happened the past month.

Yes I took a trip in the first week of October. I went to a store in the Eaton Center in Montreal, I saw some pretty mugs I picked a couple, one for my neighbor and one  for me, I went to the cash register to pay for them, the first question I was asked was, “Do you have a Bay Card?”

I replied, “No, I don’t and I do not want one.”

Well the lady would not leave me alone , she told me all the advantages of having a card, that there are ‘Sales’ I can take advantage of and a million other things, she kept talking I smiled and refused to get one.

In the end my determination slackened and I agreed to get one, she wasted no time and gave me a temporary card.

I showed patience but failed in the “determined” department.

This trip was more difficult than I thought it would be. The sales ladies are really something, I wish I had said, “What part of I do not want a card, don’t you understand?.”

The lady kept up the pressure and I succumbed , doesn’t show much determination  on my part,does it?

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365 Writing Prompts: First

Tell us your first day at something___ your first day of school, first day of work, first day living on your own,first day blogging, first day as a parent,whatever.

My first experience of a snowstorm was on November 13th I was in Montreal ,Canada , I was on my way  to the typing school as usual, while walking to the bus stop I noticed the sky was white and calm ,I didn’t know anything about snow then, yes I knew they have snow but how much or when I had no idea. I also didn’t think of the famous phrase, “it’s the calm before the storm.”

I entered the school building and went straight to the typing class, some of the girls were already there,I sat in my seat and began typing, our teacher came an hour later, she looked at me and said, “girls I hope you brought your boots today, there is a lot of snow on the ground, it is turning out to be very stormy.”

I heard it but had no reaction , I wasn’t quite sure what a snowstorm meant, I continued my typing, at four pm we all got up to get ready to go home, the teacher looked at me and said, “Don’t you have boots?”

Of course I wasn’t wearing boots, I was wearing sandals and my  sari, it still didn’t strike me that I’d have trouble getting home.

As usual I got out of the building and walked towards the bus stop, one gentleman came and asked me if I saw  any buses moving, I wasn’t looking for any buses moving, I was waiting for the one I took daily to go to school and back home.The gentleman could tell by the way I was dressed I had no idea of what a snowstorm means. He mumbled something which sounded like there are no buses moving, he then left.

I stood there and tried to understand the situation I was in, I was still not aware it would be difficult for me to get home. I saw a cab I raised my hand to stop him, he stopped and asked, “Where will you go?”

As soon as I uttered ‘Victoria Avenue’ he said , “none of the cabs will go there, it’s too dangerous.”

This scared me I walked back to the school building , called my husband, my brother-in-law picked up the phone, he told me my husband wanted me to stay in the school building,he will get me when the snowstorm stops and the buses start moving.

After waiting for several hours my husband came to pick me up, I was relieved to see him and told him I will not go to the typing school anymore.

It was the first time I saw so much snow, I also learned it was a blizzard and one has to be properly dressed to be out in one!