Secret Subject Swap: February 3rd, 2017
Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week 14 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.
My Secret Subject: You go to the grocery store and as you are doing your shopping you happen to look down and find $1000 laying on the ground. What do you do with it?
It was submitted by:http://www.thediaryofanalzheimerscaregiver.com/blog.html
At one point in my life, when things were black and white, I would have immediately answered this prompt with taking the unexpected grand finding (see what I did there...yes...I know...Im punny) to the customer service desk and being on my way. That, however, is before the greys started shading my life in such a dramatic fashion.
I would be angry.
Honestly, I probably wouldn't even touch it. I would see a lump of money someone carelessly lost and think of all the bills I could pay with it. All the medical bills I could *maybe* catch up on for the month. I would be angry looking at the stack of cash I could not use. I would be angry because I know how much a thousand dollars is...and at the same time know just how little it is and how far it doesn't stretch.
I would not want to get involved with the hubaloo of turning the green papers into the management and worrying if it would make it's way back to it's rightful owners. I would not have time to deal with it. If I was in the grocery store in the first place I would be there after work or in between appointments and meetings. I would be concentrating on labels and trying to remember what mom might choke down this week with much persuasion and cajoling since her appetite has been gone and not welcome any distractions.
I would be tired and torn.
I would want to take it and hope no one would see my desperation and overwhelming guilt as I furtively glanced back and forth. I would have a long drawn out ethical debate on taking the cool cash. I would ponder if I was *meant* to have it then remember how quickly I dismiss astrology and horoscopes and know I was simply trying to justify shitty actions.
So...what would I do?
Probably, at this point? Nothing. I would notice it, sigh, and continue scanning labels for no to low sodium and wonder what appointment or meeting I was running late for and remind myself to stop in the wine aisle for a nice Riesling...because damn it...self care is important too....
(I know...this isn't a fun cute post...and I do apologize. But sometimes, you just gotta be real and let the mind journal and get thoughts out. Thanks for sticking with me as my mind went on its pessimistic little jaunt today. )
Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts. Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:
Baking In A Tornado http://www.BakingInATornado.com
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy http://dinoheromommy.com/
Spatulas on Parade http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/
The Diary of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver http://www.thediaryofanalzheimerscaregiver.com/blog.html
The Lieber Family Blog http://thelieberfamily.com
Sparkly Poetic Weirdo http://sparklyjenn.blogspot.com/
Simply Shannon http://shannonbutler.org
The Bergham Chronicles http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com
Confessions of a part time working mom http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/
Not That Sarah Michelle http://notthatsarahmichelle.blogspot.com
Southern Belle Charm http://www.southernbellecharm.com
The Angrivated Mom http://www.angrivatedmom.wordpress.com
When I Grow Up http://kimberlyyavorski.com/whenigrowup/