365 Writing Prompts: The Clock

Write about anything you’d like. Somewhere in your post include the sentence, “I heard the door slam, and immediately looked at the clock.”

This morning I noticed the sky was exceptionally white, the trees were still and the bare branches seemed frozen. I had an eerie feeling it probably is the calm before the storm.

Not another storm I thought, we just had one not that long ago, the sky looked the same as today. That storm dumped forty-five cm. of snow.

I checked the weather channel, I saw no faces what happened I thought. Anytime it’s this silent it scares me.

Oh no I see Chris the weatherman, he is predicting lots and lots of snow, what should I do, start cooking in case the power goes off, or wait and see, these winter storms are terrible, not only we get too much snow,the strong wind blows the snow all over the places.

As I was trying to decide if I should believe the weatherman and get things ready so we have food if the power goes off, I was  feeling so lazy I wasn’t   getting any energy to cook,to read, to write to do anything.

I was struggling to decide what I should do, “I heard the door slam, and immediately looked at the clock.” It was barely nine am, who could it be, I stood up and looked out it was the person from the “Geek Squad” he was here to deliver the new dish washer and take the old one.

I went and opened the door, in came a tall young man with a million dollar smile, “where will I put the dish washer?” he asked.

“In the kitchen”, I said.

“I am in a hurry, he said, I won’t be able to install this today, the wind is picking up, I have to be back in the store with the old one, before the storm gets worse.”

“Storm, I said,  where is it ?”

“It’s coming, get your scoop and shovel ready,” he said!

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DP Daily Prompts: Re-springing Your Step

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Tell us about the last experience you had that left you feeling fresh, energized, and rejuvenated. What was it that had such a positive effect on you?

I had the repairmen in to fix my dishwasher, it’s a new Samsung, I was told it’s a very good company, I bought it , the dishwasher only worked twice, I got hold of the company from whom I bought it.

They sent a man,he turned it on and found out it’s not working, he called someone who gave him a number to order the part needed to fix it.

This morning the repairman came with his buddy to replace the part, but when he turned it on the dish washer still did not work and surprisingly the repairman  does not know what’s wrong.

The feeling of energy came and left in a matter of half an hour, I still have the appliance which couldn’t be fixed.

On the up side I had some difficulty with signing in on a website, this is where I do my online courses, so I got hold of my good friend and explained my problem, we went back and forth last evening by email, but found no solution.

We decided we’d tackle this in the morning with a fresh mind, my friend thought since emails were not working, he’ll call me, something we are overlooking   we might be able to detect. Guess what, that precisely was the problem break down of communication.

It took a bit of time, now I am delighted I was able to go to the website to introduce myself. I’d say I am feeling fresh, energized and rejuvenated that the problem was solved by my friend, it wasn’t looking positive in the beginning!

I guess out of two problems, one could be solved was great i.e,  50% of my problem was solved, and I am a very happy person!

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DP Daily Prompts: All or Nothing?

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“Perhaps if we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.”—-Sylvia Plath

In my estimation, a human being by nature wants a place of his/ her own, next thing is  someone to share it  with and child/ children to raise. When these things are accomplished the other material things are desired because of necessity.

Things I consider important to run a house smoothly are 1. A stove, 2. A refrigerator, 3. pots and pans, 4. dishes, 5. glasses, 6. cups or mugs.

A dishwasher is an appliance one can do without, it though is convenient to have especially when we have company.

When we successfully acquire all the above things, what more can anyone want, we need food and drink to survive, they are life saving things. Tea and coffee to me is optional, we won’t die if we decide not to drink them.

I hope Sylvia Plath when she said, “Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.” She did not mean the most important things to live.

Right now there are a variety of things for sale, each store is competing to make more money, they are slashing prices to tempt the consumers. Each store window has a large sale sign of products on sale, it attracts our attention, we go in and find things that look so awesome we are trying not to get tempted, to be successful we step out of one store and go to another, we find this one has more things on sale which is irresistible, we check our wallet, there is not enough, but we have that faithful card which beckons us to use it.

We think for a moment and realize yes we can use the card but we’ll have to pay for the things we buy at the end of the month, we think some more about our savings, no we cannot afford it we tell ourselves, quietly we come out and say, “I don’t think I want anything.”

It really is true some of the things we buy are not necessary!

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DP Daily Prompt: Worst Case Scenario

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Of all the awful possibilities, what’s the worst possible thing that could happen to you today?

 

I do not want to end up with a house full of unannounced guests. My dishwasher which is hardly used does not work, the city has started rolling black outs and the supermarket is empty. There is no food left. I’m about to tear my hair because there is nothing I can do. 

I can handle the dishwasher problem by washing the dishes myself. 

The rolling black outs will be a major problem, I have an electric stove, no electricity means I won’t be able to cook for my hungry guests.

Lack of food in the supermarket will be difficult, even if all the other things were in super condition.

The only way I’d solve all of this is by taking the guest out to dinner, they could order anything they want, but wait what if after eating as much as they could, I go to pay the bill, I open my hand bag and find my wallet missing, the anxiety, the embarrassment would make me run for cover. Can so many things go wrong in one day, it can if I am unlucky. 

Thank God it’s imaginary!

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DP Daily Prompt: Those Dishes Won’t Do Themselves(Unfortunately)

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This prompt is interesting,it brings back memories of our visit to Chicago every year. It was my husband’s favorite city,he trained to be an ophthalmologist there. He sponsored his brother to U.S . so he could have a better future. But that’s only an introduction of my fear of doing dishes every morning while we were visiting his family.

Every morning we found dirty dishes in the sink on the counter,they were everywhere. The first morning of our visit, I was amazed to see the dishes lying around unwashed. We were dying to have a cup of tea,believe me there wasn’t a clean cup in the cupboard. My husband said,” let’s wash them it won’t take that long.” We started washing dishes,it took nearly an hour,to say that I was annoyed would be an understatement. Finally we got them washed,while the lady of the house was taking care of her beauty sleep.

It was the same thing each morning,maybe we didn’t understand she was telling us indirectly we were not welcome. My husband adored his brother we had to stay for three weeks. Then we decided if we bought them a dishwasher things would be different. We did buy the dishwasher,it made no difference,now the dirty dishes were in the dishwasher and more in the sink.

Was she sending us a message,she sure did but my husband was completely oblivious of this fact,”You are not welcome!”