DP Daily Prompt: Handmade Tales

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Automation has made it possible to produce so many objects—from bread to shoes—without the intervention of hands(assuming that pressing a button doesn’t count). What things do you still prefer in their traditional, handmade version?

Automation has its place in our lives, we are living in an age when time is of utmost importance, some of us leave one job to go to  another, if that’s the case who has time to cook . This is when ready made food comes in handy. Assembly line products are welcome most of the time.

Having said that, I do like to cook food from scratch when time permits, no matter how easy it is to buy a TV dinner that we can stick in the microwave oven and within minutes we get a hot meal.

There is a certain charm of cooking  food by hand,for starters it won’t smell the same or will have the same flavor.After a while one gets tired of ready made food. I know I will. When I cook I have the privilege of making it spicy or use less spices according to how I feel that particular day.

While automation gives us freedom to do other things that require our immediate attention, when we cook food ourselves we make sure it is something tasty and not harmful for our well-being.

https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/dp-daily-prompt-handmade-tales/

DP Daily Prompt: Antique Antics

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What’s the oldest thing you own?( toys, clothing,twinkies,Grecian Urns, anything’s a fair game.) Recount its history from the object’s point of view.

I am a sofa set, I’m not sure when and where I was born, I have traveled in many places,I was tired I needed one place to call home. The owner was kind he let me stay in his well decorated store in Montreal. One day a family came to the store, they were looking for some furniture, I pleaded to God to keep me in the store, I was beginning to love my home. 

I was watching the customers going and coming but no one showed any interest to grab me, I was soooo glad, to my dismay I saw a family approaching towards me. Then their conversation scared me they were thinking of taking me away from my home. My owner tried to convince them the other set is better, but they refused to listen, they bought me and the dreaded thing happened, I’d be shipped to “NEWFOUNDLAND”, I thought I was done with the monotony of travel,but it was my fate, it took me to far away Newfie town. I arrived in the town safe and sound, the problem arose when the shipping agency tried to charge more than the store owner had promised for shipment. The family refused to pay more, they informed the agency, they will not pay any more than what they were promised.

The thought of sending me back to Montreal didn’t seem a good idea to the agents, they agreed with the original price and I was brought to my new home. I’m here for a long time, I see a lot of people they seem to enjoy the comfort I provide when they’re seated.

Lately I’m disturbed by their kittens, they have a bad habit of making me a scratch post, I can tell you this much, if the owner doesn’t stop the felines from damaging my body, I’d end up in the city’s garbage dump. I am very scared, I hope this doesn’t happen to me.

Would you dear readers help me from these naughty Felines?

https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/06/11/dp-daily-prompt-4/

 

DP Daily Prompt: The Cat Says Meow Post by Ranu

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Meow (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Once I had three cats,their personalities were completely different. J.D was sweet,but she’d show her anger if her sleep was disturbed. Alex was a jealous cat,she disliked sharing her owners with other cats.Thursday the sweetest of all,tried hard to please everyone. J.D got along with her but made sure Thursday did not take advantage . Alex did not like Thursday or J.D.,she kept her distance from them.

After observing the three for a considerable length of time, it helped me to gain some experience. I’d take Thursday’s role but will make some changes. I’ve experienced that in this world of people and animals,one cannot be too nice.It almost always backfires.

My good friend is stuck,he was always too accommodating,but finds himself in a quandary,the more he gives in the more is expected of him,it has come to a point when it is unbearable. My fear is one day he’ll snap and all his good deeds will come to a screeching halt. I foresee that day is not too far. I will not portray the change by taking his role. I’d  rather be Thursday. So here it comes!

‘This morning J.D was playing with a ball. She was having fun. I tried to join her.She hissed at me,I was livid,I did the same to her. I moved round and round to take the ball away, I pounced and got the ball in my paw,I kept meowing, I was happy to see J.D disturbed. The ball gave me minutes of enjoyment. I thought, See I had fun and made J.D miserable,this is how I should treat them’.

‘It is my turn to be nasty with Alex, I’ll scratch her,hiss at her,when she tries to be mean,I’ll teach her I’m not the same Thursday any more.  I noticed J.D and Alex are friendly with me. Will they continue to do so if I change and become the same old meek cat pushed around by those two,I do not think so!’

The lesson to learn is,  “Do not let anyone walk all over you”!