Stream of Consciousness Saturday- Prompt – “Choices”

Stream of Consciousness Saturday

 

It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again, and this week’s prompt is “choices.” Not just any choices mind you. Let’s let Linda Hill explain in her words.

“Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “choices.” Base your post on the subject of making small, uneventful choices. Enjoy!”

If you would like to have the same kind of fun, go to Linda’s blog, grab a big cocktail, and read how easy it is. Here is the link.

https://lindaghill.com/2020/01/31/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-feb-1-2020/

Small Choices by John W. Howell © 2020

“A little bit of this or a little bit of that.”

“What are you doing?”

“I have some small, uneventful choices to make.”

“Linda Hill, right?”

“Yeah, but look at this.”

“Okay. What am I looking at here?”

“I’m trying to decide between Raisin Bran Crunch or Cheerios.”

“For breakfast?”

“No, that would be too eventful. I mean, a big bowl of either is a meal. That’s an event. Not in the rules.”

“Rules? What rules?”

“Linda’s rules.”

“Let me shut my mouth then. What do you need me to do?”

“See this little crumb?”

“Yes, I see it. I think.”

“Uneventful, right?”

“I would say so.”

“Okay, look at this crumb.”

“Yes. Looks like the other one.”

“Au contraire mon frère.”

Dale will love you. So, what is it.”

“Like I said, I need to make an uneventful choice. This crumb is a Raisin Bran Crunch crumb, and this is a Cheerios crumb.”

“Can we get to the end of this before I need eye surgery? So what are you doing with these crumbs?”

“You know how I love to feed the birds.”

“I suppose. I have always had a mild concern about your motivation with that?”

“Oh, come on. I love birds.”

“So what about these crumbs?”

“I need to make a change in bird food.”

“I’m waiting for the punch line.”

“I thought I would put one of these crumbs on the feeder.”

“Are you kidding me? The birds won’t even see them, and you’ll base your bird food selection on a dubious experiment?”

“No. The bird food decision is a big one. This crumb decision has nothing to do with that.”

“THEN WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU PUTTING IT ON THE FEEDER FOR?”

“Geez. Calm down. As I said, the rules say uneventful choice. This is about as uneventful as I can make it. The birds won’t see it, and even if they do, it will have nothing to do with my choice of bird food.”

“I think I need to take a nap.”

“That is pretty eventful.”

“Bite me.”

“Another event for history.”

 

57 comments

  1. I have Cheerios for breakfast every single day with a variety of toppings. Now, I’ll think of this posting whenever I eat. Man, I hope this doesn’t mess with my mind so I can just enjoy my meal… 🤪

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    1. Yes, you have to forget about what I write whle eating those little lifesavers on a sea of white foam. 😂.

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      1. I managed to make it thru breakfast!😉

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  2. Haha, John, you are incredible. A great take.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie.

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  3. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Too funny, John. LOL Hope you have a wonderful day — and a great breakfast! 😀

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. Today is apple, Banana and yogurt. 😊

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  4. Another stream of consciousness triumph! I do hope it hasn’t put Steve off his Cheerios.

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    1. Who is Steve, Liz? 😁

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    2. I got who is Steve. I just read his comment. Thanks, Liz

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  5. What if one bird tries the Cheerio crumb and refuses to eat anything else, John? That could be pretty eventful. Still, I think Linda would let you off the hook. Good job!

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    1. You have found the chink in the story. You get a Corona prize. 😁

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      1. Yup. Tell Cheryl to put it on my tab. Maybe I’ll get in there to pay it. 😁

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      2. Ha ha. Maybe when your book launches , you can join us. You might get Skippy, but he’s a fan.

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      3. Hahaha. I would like that for sure.

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  6. This was great, John! Too funny! Happy Saturday! 🙂

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    1. Happy Saturday to you, Jill * sung to the tune of Let Your Love Flow by The Bellamy Brothers.

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      1. One of my favorites! 🙂

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  7. Thank goodness you’re the professional writer – once again I drew a blank!

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    1. Thank you, GP. 😊

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  8. As usual, you knocked it out of the park. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Charles. 😁

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  9. Ha, ha! Too good! 🙂

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  10. I think you are safe. Our birds always seem to reject processed ‘people’ food. Great uneventful choice!

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  11. As eventful as this post was, it did not end with a trip to the bar so . . I guess you accomplished your mission there Boss, 😉

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  12. You made the right choice publishing this piece, John.

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    1. Thank you, Hook.

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  13. 😂😂😂😂😂

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    1. Thank you, Marie.

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  14. I hope the birds appreciate all this effort.

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    1. I think they won’t give a hoot.

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  15. Such choices are truly uneventful!

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  16. That last part. Bite me! My favorite two words this week. Another good one John!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. My favorite every day

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  17. Yep. I agree. That was a pretty uneventful choice. 🙂 Brilliantly done, John!

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  18. I thought someone was going to be crumbed … 😉

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    1. Or crumbled. 😁

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  19. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Lol…good morning laugh! I’d lean towards the raisin bran.

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    1. Hahahaha. Thanks, Denise.

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  20. Lol. Great story, John!

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    1. Thank you, Traci.

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      1. You’re welcome, John!

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  21. I combine Cheerios and Raisin Bran for breakfast every morning. I can see why these crumbs are uneventful choices. 🙂 Well done, John.

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    1. Hahahaha. You ought to move to Raisin Bran crunch.

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      1. I was thinking the same thing. 🙂

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      2. It is the best.

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      3. I’m sold! Thanks, John.

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    1. Thank you so much, Angelilie. Your blog is delightful. I will have to brush up on my French.

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    2. Thank you so much. I did visit and you have a lovely blog. I will need to brush up on my French.

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