Share Your World – Week of October 18, 2021


Are you easily frightened or startled?

Yes, it’s why I never visit haunted houses.

(Purely whimsical supposition.  Suspend disbelief for a bit)
If you were a ghost, what location do you think you would haunt? Is it the same or different from the location you’d want
 to haunt?

I’m afraid I don’t have much imagination about this sort of thing right now. My brain is more of less fried from working two 12 hours days, will probably do that again for the rest of the week. So my simple answer is I would haunt either my house or my grave site but then I might not have a grave site. So my house it is.

What do you see in your mind’s eye when you close your eyes?  (I know somebody will answer ‘the inside of my eyelids”, so I took the temptation away by answering that first!    Feel free to use that answer if you like though, or pass. It’s ALL good!)

As much as I’d like to laugh and say “the inside of my eyelids”, I can’t because I never see the inside of my eyelids when I close my eyes. When I close my eyes, my imagination comes alive. Story plots begin to swirl in my mind’s eyes.

Lately, each time I close my eyes, I keep seeing a old plot from one of my unfinished short stories. It keeps trying to push forward and continue the story but then it’s like it’d hit a wall. Then it would rewind and play it over like an object hitting the wall over and over. My imagination is very annoying sometimes.

If a Semi (Big Rig in Americanese) (lorry or trolley over the pond) were about to smash into a crowd, and you could divert the vehicle’s course to hit only one person, would you?  How would you decide who would become the victim?

This reads like a question my business philosophy professor asked the class on the first day of class to demonstrate utilitarianism and altruism. I think I would divert the vehicle’s course but unless Superman or someone near-invincible is in the crowd, I don’t know how I’ll decide who would become the victim.

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2 thoughts on “Share Your World – Week of October 18, 2021

  1. Thank you Yinglan for Sharing Your World. Twelve hour work days? Yikes!! I hope there is a reward at the end of those – like some really good pay (overtime) or a substantial bit of leave saved up. You are wise about those haunted houses. I’m not sure what they’re like now, I haven’t gone to one since maybe 1982 or 3, but back then? There’d always be someone hiding in the shadows who would leap out with a chain saw or something (no blade on the saw thankfully, but the racket? Oh my heck!). In fact, that’s why I stopped going to those, I got a heckuva fright from some idiot chasing me with a chain saw at one of them. I grabbed some woman’s husband and thrust him in front of the chainsaw. And I never went to another, they’re just too realistic for my imagination. Now I’m too lame and feeble to do the walking I suppose. I hope your Halloween is fun, all the same. 🙂 Have a great week!

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    • Tons of overtime pay, definitely, and perhaps, more would be put toward retirement savings. Other than that, not much reward and I really hope it will end soon. I feel like my brain is hard as a rock. It’s like Bluebird of Bitterness says on Mondays, “I can’t brain today.”
      I think my last haunted house was in 2012 when I went to Universal Studio in California. I thought I’d be brave but I couldn’t last 2 minutes in there. The anxiety of the anticipation of someone jumping out was too much and my imagination was going crazy in there.
      My work is hosting a virtual escape room this Halloween, I’m looking forward to that as I’ll be at home where no ghosts will get me. 😀 Have a great week.

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