Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Art Of Goosing Someone


Write a 33-word response using the name of an animal as a verb

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Rein in your excitement.

Take moments to be certain.

Glimpsing a profile definitely helps

Before running up to goose someone you think you know.

It’s inappropriate to touch strangers

And embarrassing.

Mostly awkward.

28 comments:

  1. Great take on the prompt and a fun poem. But, I have to ask. Do you know someone who made this little mistake? I'd love to hear how that came out!

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    1. Thanks, lumdog!

      Well...of course I do. Let's just say someone has learned to tame their exuberance and impulsiveness a little. Hasn't everyone made a similar mistake?

      Actually, I do have a funny story from this week. My daughter, off on a far away college campus, was walking to first classes and saw a guy from our tiny home town up ahead of her. She ran up and jumped on for a piggy back ride. It didn't take long for her to realize her mistake. He didn't mind and said he'd give her a lift to the library.

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  2. You definitely capture the shame/embarassment of impulsivity. I know it well. :)

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    1. Exactly my intention. As do I, obviously!

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  3. Loved how the progression went on... from inappropriate to embarrassing and finally to awkward. Like taken right out of a little Miss Poo-Poo Book of Social Conduct.

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    1. Thanks, Marie. Maybe that book should be reviewed and re-read more often by some people?

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    1. Always a good thing to remember, Ruby!

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  5. Wise advice you pass along here. I haven't goosed a stranger, but I have mistakenly put my arm around them, which is equally embarrassing.

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    1. I'm full of all sorts of useful advice like please refrain from touching strangers! I've thrown my arms around more than a few, mistakenly of course and admit the other as well. Sometimes you just want to crawl in a hole and hide. I'm getting better though!

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    1. Thanks, Tina! I love it when I can make you laugh!

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  7. Haha! Nothing more awkward getting the goose. I liked this one Gina! :D

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    1. Yes, you're correct and that goes for both giving and receiving. It's made me scream before and turn beet red.

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  8. Goosing, oh so funny! Yep could be inappropriate and embarrassing. Loved your piece!

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    1. I'd go a little bit further than "could be" here. It IS both. Thanks for thinking it's funny. I enjoy when I hear that!

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  9. Why do I feel like I'm reading the voice of experience?

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  10. ah! ive done that before! its definently wisest to confirm who it is before 'goosing' a stranger!

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    1. Yes, it is wise and only takes an extra moment. Glad we're never alone and others have done the same.

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    1. Well, thanks. It was the first thing that popped in to my weirdly wired brain.

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  12. I will neither confirm nor deny having made a mistake while goosing someone.

    What I will say is that when I was in school I had a similar experience to the one you described your daughter having.

    I was also "used" as transportation from Point A to Point B. Funny thing was we both thought we knew the other person.

    When the girl jumped on my back I was certain it was a different friend so I took off running and then made a point to lean against the wall to catch a break.

    It wasn't until then that I realized I wasn't carrying who I thought was. Oops.

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    1. Josh! How are you?

      I'm sure YOU have been the gooser. And I believe you would be used for such transport. Took my daughter a few seconds to realize it wasn't her friend. He didn't seem to care either way but why would he with a girl on his back?

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  13. No way, no goosing for me. I am far too shy, but I am built for transport. Every time someone moved I always got sucked into helping.

    As for having a girl on your back, well it does make for a good ice breaker.

    BTW, I expect to put together a post about The Princess Bride tonight. Probably won't go up until after your bed time.

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    1. Uh huh...too shy?

      I wonder if she ever saw that poor guy again. Should ask.

      Can't wait! An all time favorite movie and I seem to like people who like it. We share a common sense of humor, romance, intelligence and a bunch of other stuff no doubt! Will it's placement be obvious.. I mean which blog? Can't wait to read it. It will be too late for me even though I've cultivated my night owl tendencies!

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