In my line of work, which I refer to as being a ‘shit kicker’ (not literally of course!) I’m tasked with a lot of remedial things, either because others are lazy, or simply not competent enough to know how to do so.
You were caught in an avalanche. To be rescued, you need to make it through the night. What thought(s) would give you the strength to go through such a scary, dangerous situation?
The thought of being trapped in an avalanche is quite terrifying. I’ve heard about people who have experienced this – some have died, some have lived, some have lost limbs. It’s quite scary, and for countries where it snows, it’s a dangerous reality.
You’ve come into possession of one vial of truth serum. Who would you give it to (with the person’s consent, of course) — and what questions would you ask?
Let’s get one thing straight here… I wouldn’t be asking for anyone’s consent. I’d turn this into some kind of covert mission and secretly give it to people.
It would be used on those who have lied to me, and believe that I’m naive enough not to realise – they should never insult my intelligence like that. Besides, the truth will always come out, right? Perhaps it just requires a helping hand in the form of a truth serum!
Although, for added effect, it would be good to have them tied to a chair with a swinging light overhead just for a touch of drama. Hehehe. It’s so cliched, but it would probably have the desired outcome of putting just that little bit more drama into the situation… although I might have somebody else help me play Good Cop / Bad Cop.
What has been your best decade thus far: Your teens? Your twenties? Your thirties or forties or beyond?
I would probably say my twenties. It was without a doubt the decade that forced me to grow the most. It was also the decade that taught me quite a lot and provided a number of experiences both positive and negative, but experiences that I needed to have in order to grow and mature as a person.
As a result I feel that having those kind of experiences in my early twenties has given me more ‘life experience’ than some of the others who are around my age. Especially those who spent their twenties living with their parents, I find them to be quite ‘sheltered’ in terms of certain aspects of life and adulthood, because they haven’t had to endure the same kind of trials and hardships you do when you move out of home and strive to be independent.
But who’s to say that my thirties won’t turn out to be better – I can use everything that I learnt in my twenties and apply it to my thirties to avoid as much bullshit and drama as possible and just focus on myself rather than all the other dramas going on around me.
We all have strange relationships with punctuation — do you overuse exclamation marks? Do you avoid semicolons like the plague? What type of punctuation could you never live without? Tell us all about your punctuation quirks!
I have a couple of punctuation quirks, now that I think about it. I have a tendency to use a lot of full-stops either at the end or beginning of… Continue reading →