The thing that keeps me up at night

My response to the Daily Prompt titled Awkward.

As the title of this post says. This is the thing that keeps me up at night.

Specifically it’s the memories of all the awkward and stupid things that have happened to me in my life or that I’ve done in my life.

Sadly that is a list a lot longer that I’m willing to admit to. And yes that includes even myself.

I can go years without remembering some of these instances but in those moments when I’m alone and everything is quiet, or just as I am about to drift off to sleep, BAM! There they are. Playing over and over again in my head.

It’s like one of the worst kinds of torture imaginable because there is nothing you can do. You know what is about to happen, you know the cringe you are about to inflict upon yourself or the opportunity you are about to miss, and you just have to watch it happen and know that it happened.

I shudder just thinking about some of them while others make me feel sick.

I hate this prompt so I’m leaving it here. It’s already forced me to remember things I’d rather not remember.

And yes I know I didn’t actually share any of those memories. What do you think I am? Mad? I’m taking them to the grave.

One of the things I hate most

My response to the Daily Prompt titled Inefficient.

Inefficient, a word that describes every politician and their policies and ideas.

In fact you know what, let’s take it a step further. The whole political and bureaucratic system here in the UK is inefficient.

It is the mother of all inefficiency. Every piece of inefficiency in the world was dreamt up and created by the political and bureaucratic system of the UK.

The only thing that they are efficient with is delivering inefficiency and dreaming up new methods of being inefficient.

It’s hard to imagine how it could be any more inefficient.

Any attempts to improve it, to make it more efficient, to make it more modern and streamlined end up getting nowhere because they are met by a wall of inefficiency and end up getting lost in the system.

I think they love it. They get a sense of joy out of it. They love being able to tell you that you have to jump through all these hoops, fill in all this stupid paperwork, spend years of your life complying with it all, only to be told at the end that you mind a tiny error somewhere along the line and now you will have to start all over again.


My response to the Daily Prompt titled Genie.

Something I’d love to have but hate to be.

Can you imagine how awful it would be to be a genie? Trapped in that little lamp? Only being let out to grant some selfish pricks wishes whenever they want them fulfilled. Oh and then once they’ve used up all their wishes, they just leave you in that lamp until the next prick discovers you and wants to use you. No thank you.

But if I had a genie. If I was that selfish prick. I could make some real changes to the world and I don’t buy into that be careful what you wish for crap. All that will happen is life will be more interesting.