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Monday, February 13, 2012

QOTW 2-13-12 HELP!

 Question Of The Week 02-13-12


For what do people typically ask your help?


23 comments:

  1. Babysitting is number one. Sometimes writing up a report. The one I mind the most is making phone calls. I hate that.

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  2. Computer help. I seem to have become the go-to person when it comes to computer problems. I'm not an expert, but I know enough to finagle a way to fix things up and my family and friends never hesitate to ask for help.

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  3. Tabor -- Babysitting is a big one for me these days but there was a time I was called on for financial advice. Have a great time on your Valentine's trip and we will try to "Play nice while you are away". (If the question was about helping in nature you would win for helping the birds.)

    Rae -- I am guessing you are not afraid of computers and that is why people ask you for help. It is surprising how many are still afraid to touch a computer and I've been using one since 1968. Let me compliment you on your dissertation on Boobs today. You sure captured my feelings on these significant attachments. It was a long time before I realized what guys meant when I was walking toward them and I was alone yet they would say, "Here they come!"

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  4. I seem to get way more than my share of people wanting to use my name as a reference for a new job. Funny thing is I always say I'd be happy to do that but after all these years I've only had one potential employer contact me.

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  5. Cliff -- I used to get that a lot and rarely did anyone contact me. However several people ask me for a letter of reference and most if them got the job and thanked me later. Perhaps, Cliff, some were women asking your help and you thought you knew what they wanted but simply didn't "understand"...

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  6. Changes in the wind -- We all depend on Prayer Warriors. Glad to know you are one. The "Intelligent questions" on you blog were so much fun. I loved the questions and everyone's answers. Clever idea. I hope you will try Milkduds in your popcorn sometime.

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  7. Well, to tell the truth, Jack Bauer called the other day and asked for advise on how to get one of the Hueys to cross the road and live at his place.

    In case you want to go along with this he said to tell you that he likes the middle Huey best but #3 will also be a welcome addition to his roost.

    What do you think? Is there any hope?

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  8. I'm asked for rides fairly often. Or to contribute food for bereavement meals. I never mind doing that, especially now that my family has been on the receiving end of that the last week.

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  9. I also get the babysitting request quite often. Next is proofreading/editing something (because I used to be an English teacher).

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  10. I get babysitting the grands quite a bit. That's kind of a no brainer... I also get a lot of advice questions from students, parents and since I'm the preacher's wife I get them from parisheners too. It's funny, I get a lot of questions I just don't know where I put all the answers! LOL But all kidding aside aren't we glad we know the One who does have all the answers and can meet all our needs.

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  11. Oh my, Annie! That photo had me laughing out loud! Poor pony!

    Hmmm...I get asked for advice a lot and I get asked to edit things all the time and I am the go-to speller person and always, in the house, the person-who-always-knows-where-everything-is - supposedly - lol!

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  12. Reading their pieces of writing and 1) proofing 2) editing or 3) giving my opinion on them. Or just writing stuff for them.

    Lots of people bend my ear as well, but they don't usually ask first ;)

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  13. Hmmm... I'm feeling left out. Nobody's asked for my help lately.

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  14. I'd like to think that I would offer before being asked. The last thing I was asked was a friend Ive known since we were two asked me to say a special prayer for her as she is having an op tomorrow and my sister asked for the email adress of MTL's brother who is an old friend of hers.
    I suppose prayers are a constant request.

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  15. Nancy -- Nope, Jack Bauer gets none of the Huey's. He already has more gals than he can handle. Will you have a story for the Elder Storytelling Place anytime soon?

    Lynn -- I remember you mentioning often about taking people places. That is awfully nice especially with gas prices so high. We too take food for bereavement meals and have been on the receiving end. It is amazing the appetites than can arise at the time of a loss. You have truly uplifted me with your strength during the loss of your mom.

    Susan Adcox -- We all need help with our spelling and grammar but sometimes we just want to write like we speak even when we know it is not correct. You really struck a cord on your post Grandparents Must Keep Hands Off the Hair. I remembered a time my granddaughter returned from a visit to her other grandparent's and her beautiful long curly locks had been snipped off without the parent's being consulted. It was not a pretty story.

    Debbie -- A preacher's wife? I did not know. I am a preacher's kid, (PK) also known as a TO (Theological Offspring). When that fact is known, I am always get asked Bible questions and asked to pray. Just because I'm a preacher's kid doesn't make me more religious. Yes there is only "One" who has all the answers but don't try to tell that to some evangelists who believe they have the answers. I'll bet a lot of people had stories to to tell about Valentine's Day fiasco's like Ken's mentioned in your recent post.

    Talon -- I laughed at the picture too. Then the more I looked at it, the more I wondered if it was just a photo shop or fake picture of if it might be a real horse in distress. Now it worries me. I can find things that no one else can unless it is something I misplaced myself... I hope a lot of people enjoyed your RED PRESERVES poem and the beautiful red barn. It certainly moved my as do all of your posts.

    Riot Kitty -- When you write things for others, do you use your favorite word? And about your recent post, aren't you fearful of starting something with your Anti-Valentine's Day plan?

    Kay -- People may not ask for your help but it seems to me that your life is dedicated to helping those you love just out of habit. You help bloggers by sharing a multitude of information on your blog, you help the environment by reducing the use of plastic bags, you help you mother always by giving in to her beloved traditions, you help your brother by inspiring him to run for his health...I could go on.

    Pat -- Helping without being asked is a very good thing. Prayer is definitely one of the ways to help without being asked. I have a neighbor who comes to bend my ear occasionally and all I can do is pray for her. The life she lives should be made into a reality tv show and all I could do to help her would be to give her the money to disappear. I have been thinking about the title of your blog and wonder how you came up with PAST IMPERFECT? I like it.

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  16. Hi Annie,

    I usually have one story every month or so.

    I don't want to send too many in and bore everybody.

    Look for the next one later this month.

    Thank you for asking..

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  17. I think that they ask me to do my work and theirs. HAHA

    sandie

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  18. I get asked everything! Especially at the store like I work there (n don't) At the market today a deli guy couldn't decide so I answered I don't like the Italian beef, so he went with regular. Then BBMs friend asked me to paint her horse from a photo.
    N At work I know where to get the hair-nets n toilet paper...
    The lost tourists always ask me directions too-

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  19. Reading and interpreting mail from English to Spanish. Happens ALL THE TIME! :)

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  20. Giving people lifts, anything diy and sewing. Yes I can sew.

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  21. Nancy -- Your stories could never bore anyone. I usually catch your posts but, just in case, let me know when one is coming up and I can alert others.

    Chatty Crone -- Sounds like you hang around with a bunch of Tom Sawyers. Thanks for all your "good tips for the day" in your blog's public service announcements! I have to skip that glass of water before bed however, or I'll be up all night peeing:)

    Snaggle Tooth -- That is so funny. For some reason people ask me for help also and when my grandson Ryan was here, people stopped him in Walmart asking for help. Often I will ask another shopper if they know where something is. You may have created an interesting question here. What makes you ask one stranger for help and not another? Another question for you...why are more dolphins being stranded on the cape?

    Scarlet -- Of course that is what people ask you! And I know that you are always gracious to help...if they will agree to pose nude for you. LOL Can't wait or JUAN OF THE DEAD to get to our theaters...NOT!

    LL Cool Joe -- I do not doubt for a second that you can sew. That would be expected of someone with your craft skills. About all you caps...someone ask an interesting question. Do you have as many in your Arizona home?

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  22. Past Imperfect relates to the naughty things I have done in the past - some of which I have written about.

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