Questions & Quizzes

Dear Fellow Bloggers —

Not to be a stick-in-the-mud, but I really don’t like questionnaires, quizzes, and chain-letters. Oh, I suppose they could be a way to get to know someone better. They’re sometimes a pleasant way to while away procrastination time. But, for the most part, I’d rather read someone’s poems, stories, and essays. To me, even the memes someone posts are a better reveal of who they are.

And don’t even get me started on being tagged to participate in one of them! I think I’m basically a polite, caring person, albeit prone to sarcasm & bluntness. Generally, I’m a walking “open mouth, insert foot” meme, if you will. I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings by ignoring their kind invitations to participate in the latest chain-game, so when I’ve been tagged, I soldier on & do my best to play the game. The thought of not doing so & breaking the chain fills me with guilt. But then I have to hand over the burden & tag someone else! Such an agonizing decision! Have they already been tagged in this particular game? Have they been called on to participate in any others? How often? Do they even like playing, or are they just polite, like me?

I like you guys. Like getting to know you & interacting with you. So, it’s with heavy heart that I’m giving you all fair warning. If you tag me, I won’t play. I’ll break the chain. It’s all on you.