Monday Melee 6/11
The Monday Melee is a Fracas project. You’re invited to participate. Get details and see the participant list here.
The Misanthropic: Name something you absolutely hate.
Phony or two-faced behavior. I think it’s wrong to pretend to respect or admire someone while you’re in their presence when, in fact, you don’t feel that way at all. I think it’s appropriate to show courtesy and behave in a civil manner, even toward people you don’t like. But to pretend something more amiable, then proceed to express your true, less favorable feelings behind a person’s back is ridiculous.
The Meretricious: Expose something or someone that’s phony, fraudulent, or bogus.
I don’t think money should buy a shorter jail term. On the other hand, I don’t think notoriety should be punished with a harsher sentence. The sentence and time served should be commensurate with the violation in question, and enforced equally regardless of social or economic status.
The Malcontent: Name something you’re unhappy with.
I found my tripod, but the mounting bracket is missing, and I’m not sure I’ll be able to replace it.
The Meritorious: Give someone credit for something and name it if you can.
Youngest son’s report card reflects improvement in almost every class as compared to last term.
The Mirror: See something good about yourself and name it.
I’m willing to tell my kids ‘no’ and have expectations and guidelines, even if it makes me unpopular. Which it does. But I believe it’s in their best interest, and maybe one day (hopefully) they’ll thank me.
The Make-Believe: Name something you wish for.
I’d like to be able to levitate heavy objects. It would make moving furniture much more fun.