Ten Questions: Neighbors, Knowledge, People & More

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ten Questions

Neighbors, Knowledge, People & More
February 27, 2022
DougMaynard.com

Life is full of questions, many of which can be found on Twitter. But if they have the questions, I have the answers, to ten of them at least. It’s Ten Questions and it all starts now.

What’s the fanciest event you’ve ever attended?

I am a simple man of simple tastes so there really haven’t been many fancy events in my life. For this, it would either be my high school prom, Junior Year, where I broke out the tuxedo, went with a beautiful lady, had a great time, and even made the cover of the school newspaper, dancing my little black heart out. And then, many years later, I went to a Christmas party with a friend of mine. It wasn’t real fancy, but a step up definitely from my usual places of party-time activities. It was fun as well.

Have you ever been annoyed by a neighbor?

My current neighbors, not so much, but there was a time that the house across the road from ours had a rotating assortment of tenants where we constantly had stuff going on. Police were a frequent presence at that house, and the crowd that was living and visiting, coming and going at all hours of the day and night, was pretty annoying. I was so happy when they were forced to move. And I can’t forget Danny. He’s annoyed me so much over the years, it’s not even funny. No details here (just ask), but the ways he’s pissed me off, could fill up a book.

Does getting older scare you?

Age itself does not scare me. Age is but a number. What comes with it though, the health problems, the changes in lifestyle and friends, the being alone, that part scares the hell out of me.

What topic do you have a lot of useless knowledge in?

Comic books and pro wrestling. It’s not useless, but they’re both niche topics of interests, that most, apart from myself, have little interest in.

Does spending time with other people make you feel energized or drained?

People absolutely drain me and wear me out. Having to put up those walls, fake that smile, and pretend to be someone I’m not, is exhausting. Even with the people I know, love, and trust, it’s a tiring experience.

Have you ever parked in a handicapped spot(without having a handicapped parking permit)?

I have, but that was simply because I forgot to put it in the truck. But given that I’ve only got one foot and use a walker/wheelchair to get around, I don’t think anyone will complain too much.

Singing or Dancing?

I used to be able to sing fairly well. I wasn’t destined to be a big music star, but give me a couple of beers and a karaoke machine and I didn’t suck. My throat now is totally shot and I can barely talk, much less sing, but it’s still better than Yoko Ono or Kanye West without auto-tune. As for dancing, I don’t dance. I just kind of shuffle around a bit.

What is your favorite family memory?

The trips to Ohio, all of us kids piling up in the car, and with Mom & Dad, riding for about nine hours to go visit my Grandma, my cousins, and the rest of the extended family on both sides. We were a family then, as opposed to now where everyone is alone, separated, and rarely even talk. Good times.

Finish the sentence: the world would be a much better place if people _

If people weren’t so much dumb-asses and showed respect, courtesy, manners, etc, instead of being entitled, ignorant, and clown-shoe-wearing worthless sheep.

Who is the most underrated historical figure?

How about Mr. Rogers? He was the first one to really speak up for kids, make them feel important and who didn’t treat them as an after-thought. He was among the first people in TV to break the race barrier and show that in terms of friends, it didn’t matter. Every show he did and every appearance he made was a landmark moment in some manner and helped to make the world a better place. We were all welcome in his neighborhood.

And there you go. My thanks for reading. Comments, thoughts, and any questions you may have, I’m here. Just use the comment box below or drop me a line at my e-mail of Doug28352@yahoo.com. Until the next time, take care and be safe. I’ll see you at the Wal-Mart. I’ll be the one parked in the handicapped spot, without the permit of course. I’ll have my walker though. See you later.

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