Cee's Share Your World – 2015

Share Your World – 2015 Week #1

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This is my first time participating in Cee’s Share Your World challenge. I’m looking forward to answering the questions every week for the year! But you know me by now – I’m gunna do this, I’m gunna do that … We will see.  Each week there are four questions and a bonus question. Presumably, the latter is optional.


How do you get rid of pesky phone calls from telemarketers?   Telemarketers? Well, I don’t adopt a consistent approach here. Sometimes they will just keep ringing and ringing, despite being sent to voice mail. And I’ve used up all the blocking number spots on my phone. So, when answering, it all depends if ‘nice’ or ‘nasty’ Christine picks it up.  It is always electricity, telephone, or website promotions on the other end. The ones I hate the most are the ones who tell you that ‘from next week, you will no longer pay …’  and so on. The nice me might say sweetly, oh that’s lovely,  are you ringing from Telstra? When they say who they are from, I act all confused, and say things like ‘ but how will you change my prices if I don’t change the company who sends me the bill? Then nasty me takes over and accuses them of lying to me. ‘You said my prices are going down but they’re not because I’m not changing.’ Then I hang up.   Other times I let them gives me the works, I ask questions and then suddenly remember that I have a T-box and can’t get my free internet channels from Telstra, or my free weekly movie if I change providers. Other times, I just cut off their spiel, thank them for calling and ask them not to call again.  I have been known to just  pick up the phone, wave it about so they can hear our music playing, and then hang up.

What are you a “natural” at doing?   I’m a natural at doing nothing  – I mean nothing. I can laze away the day just sitting and day-dreaming, quite easily. Being lazy comes natural to me.  I suppose I ought to think seriously about the question.  Telling stories comes natural. Telling lies does not. Writing to strangers comes naturally.

How often do you get a haircut?   Oh, oh. A complex question. There is no answer, because my haircuts are completely random. Now, if the question had been How often do you give yourself a haircut? then the answer might be about  every eighteen months to three years, more often for the fringe. In fact, I hacked a bit off my fringe just yesterday. Maybe you should see my Bite-Sized Memoir about my hair.

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “fun”?  Balloons. What, you want more? You don’t have balloons without fun attached. Enough said.


Party Supplies, Preston

Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?  Any day above ground is a good day, and I would dearly love that to continue.

I’m grateful for the learning I am getting from Coursera. I’ve almost completed a self-paced course called Get Organized: How To Be A Together Teacher.

This flexhelpful system will work for anyone who wants to get out of the chaos rut. It’s not just for teachers. I’m up to the last segment, but I have used my new ‘flexie’ for three weeks.  Now I have everything to hand – weekly worksheet, comprehensive calendar, an upcoming to-do list – to keep me on my toes and productive. Also added to the flexie: my daily writing target sheet (front, behind weekly page) and my weekly food record (at the back, facing out).

I improved a lot on this version this morning.  I’ve now added some housework to it Monday and Thursdays, and designated a second writing session on three days. I’m looking forward to really trying to make this work properly this upcoming week.


15 thoughts on “Share Your World – 2015 Week #1

  1. Sue says:

    Mum answered the phone to a telemarketer one time, she’s fully deaf in one ear, partially in the other and doesn’t wear her hearing aid, and gets very vague. I think they were relieved to get off the phone. I usually thank them, tell them i’m not interested and hang up before they can reply.

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  2. I love your answers, Christine. Your sense of humour is ‘ace’ as the kids say nowadays. I love the bit about hacking your fringe because I do the same. I loathe waiting around in a salon for a hairdresser to so something that I can easily and quickly do myself. Your methods of dealing with pesky calls are great, too. Overall, an enjoyable and amusing read.

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  3. Sue says:

    We all agree about the hair. Last time I had a “trim” (cut straight across at the back) $25.00. took about 5 mins. Only problem with cutting the front myself is that with my knobbly fingers the hair slips through the gaps, so it takes ages to eventually get it even.

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    • Sue says:

      The only problem with being nice to them is that they won’t go away. Friend of mine made the mistake of being friendly and asking questions etc., kept ringing him for months, even though he told them he wasn’t interested. Ended up by putting on an accent and pretending that “him gone away, me no spik english”

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      • Oh we have all sorts of tricks we play. If I’m busy and I don’t have time, I tell them I’m going to turn the computer on and can they hold on a minute and then I put the phone on the bench and walk away. Come back later and hang it up. One persistent chap rang back and asked what happened because I didn’t come back so I told him I did come back and he’d gone. He wanted to know if the computer was still on and I said no I’d have to turn it back on and then did exactly the same thing again. He didn’t ring back.
        Another time, I strung the girl along pretending to do everything she said and then I said there was smoke coming out of my computer. I started yelling at her “What did you do??? You made my computer catch on fire!!” Poor girl tried to stay on script and I just kept yelling my computer was on fire. She hung up. The kids were killing themselves laughing. 😀

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