DP Daily Prompts: Cliche

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Cliches become cliches for a reason. Tell us about the last time a bird in the hand was worth two in the bush.

I use this expression quite often, we as humans are tempted to think if we wait, something better might show up, it’s not always the case.

My daughter and I were looking for an apartment in London ,my daughter went online, she saw a few and wrote the addresses and phone numbers so she could contact them.

She was able to get an appointment to see one at 10 am next morning. At 10 am we were there to see the apartment, it was a one room apartment, one could use it as a bedroom at night and living room during the day.

The rent was 210 GBP a week, I knew it was expensive, there were some advantages it was close to her place of work, there were little shops nearby where my daughter could get her groceries, it was in a good area and it was a secure place. My daughter wanted to see other apartments which were even closer to her place of work.

While we were talking to the landlord, I saw another couple waiting to see the apartment. It was the time of year when apartments in London were scarce and those that were available were grabbed by the would be tenants right away.

I told my daughter, “let’s not wait, let’s take this one.”

I felt if we let it go we may not get another one as close to her work as the one we viewed. I reminded her, “a bird in hand is better than two in the bush.”

We took the apartment, my daughter spent one year in that place and loved it.

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365 Writing Prompts: Community Service

Your entire community– however you define that; your hometown, your neighborhood, your family, your colleagues, is guaranteed to read your blog tomorrow. Write the post you’d like them all to see.

I live in the capital of my province. we have one university here. some of the inhabitants buy houses to rent it to the students, who are from other communities and some are from other provinces and countries  as well.

Memorial university has a wide variety of subjects to choose from and the tuition fees is the lowest, so it attracts many students from various provinces of Canada and other countries.

My house is located close to the university.

I know some of the neighbors, we visit each other regularly. It is a relatively quiet neighborhood except when the students renting the houses have a cause to celebrate. The landlords try their best to inform the students, that it is a residential place and they’re not allowed to be rowdy.

The students try their best but go off the handle and forget the rules, which either results in their leaving the house or if they promise not to be disruptive they’re allowed to stay!

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365 days Writing Prompt: Moment of Kindness

Describe a moment of kindness, between you and someone else—loved one or complete stranger.

It was a few years ago I met a student,she seemed nice ,she was always homesick.Occasionally I’d invite her for supper. we got to know her, she was pleasant, and always called us whenever she was free. We developed a strong bond of friendship or so I thought.

She went back to Dhaka without completing her degree, her parents convinced her to come back and complete her degree. I volunteered to let her stay with us, I didn’t want her to rent a place, I had enough room for her in my home. Her plan before she left home was to complete her degree in three months and return home. I didn’t mind having her for those few months.

I noticed she was not really studying and when she’d complete her degree was up in the air. She had regular conversation with her mother who thought her kid was busy studying, she showed an interest to move out and rent a place of her own, I had no problem with her decision. My kindness perhaps was too overwhelming for her.

She rented a place and moved out, I haven’t heard from her since. 

I try to show kindness but it never works, somehow it ends up making me sad. I brought my sister,it didn’t work out, my husband’s nephew same thing happened, you’d think I’d learn my lesson but I put the past behind each time and welcome the present with open arms. If  I’d think of the phrase,”Once bitten twice shy”,   Perhaps I’d stop my kindness for good!

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