5 Questions: Interracial Relationships, Pets, Regrets, The Flintstones & More…

5 Questions
Interracial Relationships, Pets, Regrets & More
November 25, 2018
DougMaynard.com

People on Facebook and in the real world as well, love to ask questions. And I don’t mind answering them, five at a time. That’s what I do. And that’s what I’m doing now. These come from my Facebook timeline. And the answers, those come from me. Let’s do this…

Thoughts on interracial dating and marriage?

What is race, but just the color of a person’s skin. That shouldn’t have anything to do with anything where dating, marriage or relationships matter because it’s just the cover. What’s inside is what matters, period and anyone who says anything different is an idiot. So my thoughts? You can’t help who you find attractive or love and if they’re of a different race, so what? Who cares and who’s business is it anyhow? I’ve “dated” white guys, indian guys, black guys, Mexican guys and even a guy of Arabic descent. Some were great guys and some absolutely sucked, literally as well as figuratively, but it had nothing to do with the color of their skin. It was their character (or lack of) that made the difference and what mattered most if we were to get along and be together or not. A good person is a good person and an ass-clown is an ass-clown and the color of their skin has nothing to do with that and shouldn’t matter. Unless they’re a ginger. Then they have no souls and are evil! Leave them alone. (Kidding… or am I? Hmmmmm!)

What is the most exotic or unique pet you’ve ever had?

Mostly, I’ve had either cats or dogs, kind of the traditional pets although each and every one was unique in their own way with their different personalities and qualities. But in terms of exotic, the only pet I ever had that would qualify was a small Hermit Crab named “Tarheel”. He was a gift from my bestest friend and sister-in-every-way-but-blood, Theresa. He had a crabby personality and would beat on the side of his container when he wanted attention or food (cat food). A very personable and enjoyable creature that I could relate to so well and was glad to have as part of my life. RIP Tarheel. You are missed.

What’s the biggest regret in your life?

Do we have time for all of them? I guess not so I have to figure out what would be the biggest? Letting others control my life. Being too nice and looking out for people who don’t deserve it and are just taking advantage? Leaving Wilmington and coming back to Laurinburg? Not having a relationship with my father for the last few years of his life? The DWI back in 97? Haney? Pa? Not staying in touch with so many people who are so special to me and made up a big part of my life? Taking too long to learn to say No? So many choices, but I think, for the moment, my biggest regret is never having kids. I’ve had pets to be sure and my friends have kids so I get to spend time with children who mean the world to me and I cherish greatly, but when I think how different my life would have been and I’d be if I had been a father and had kids of my own. Of course, that requires a woman and I don’t do women so there was that problem, but still, kids would have been great. I think I’d have been a great dad. But I have to settle for being a good Uncle instead, I guess. *sighs*

What’s the biggest misconception about you?

That I don’t like people. I actually do, but just in small doses and only certain people (in small doses). It’s just that dealing with the public in various jobs for close to forty years has exposed me to so much craziness and stupidity, plus my own issues with anxiety and depression not withstanding, I can’t endure as much as I once did. So I like people (more than I show), but I just don’t want to spend too much time around them (unless we’re drinking, watching movies or wrestling, being sarcastic bastards or having sex).

Who is your favorite character from The Flintstones?

I think it would be Wilma’s mother, as played by Elizabeth Taylor in the 1994 movie, “The Flintstones”. It was Elizabeth Taylor, coming out acting retirement, to play the role of Pearl Slaghoople. It was Liz’s last movie role before she went back into retirement and passed away a few years later. And if you’re talking about the cartoon version, then it would be the Great Gazoo…

And there you go. My thanks for reading. Any thoughts, comments or questions you want answered, let me know at Doug28352@yahoo.com. Nothing (and the Rock says NOTHING) is off limits or taboo. Free your minds and find out for sure. Just ask. And with that, I’m down and out of here. Until the next time, take care.

Ubuntu!

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