Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – “Opt”

 

 

It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again, and Linda Hill already left the prompt on the front porch. At first, I didn’t know what the envelop contained, so I soaked it in disinfectant. Here it is. “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “opt.” Use it as a word or find a word with “opt” in it and base your post on that. Have fun!

Opt by John W. Howell © 2020

“No one will ever think of this one.”

“What one.”

“The prompt this week is ‘opt.”‘

“Like in opt-out.”

“Hey. That’s the one I thought no one would think of.”

“Shows how delusional you are. It’s the first thing I thought of.”

“Now I have to think up another.”

“That’s your option.”

“You did it again. That was my next.”

“I guess you will have to optimize your thinking.”

“You are torturing me, aren’t you.”

“You need to be an optimist. Your dark side is not very attractive.”

“Okay, I want you to stop talking and let me think.”

“Sure. I’ll adopt the mannerisms of a mime.”

“When?”

“Just as soon as we are finished with the shoptalk.”

“We are done.”

“M.”

“What? Where did you get that chalkboard. Oh, I see. You are going to communicate by writing. Yes, I will read what you write out loud. You are welcome. Oh, sorry. ‘Thank you.’ Yes, you are welcome. Now what?  ‘You have to admit this optical way is still good.‘ That’s it. I quit.”

 

59 comments

  1. Good job using “opt” in a creative way.

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    1. Thank you, Molly.

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  2. Nothing like opting out with a creative opting in …. or is it the other way around?

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    1. Might be optimal both ways. Thanks, Frank. 😊

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  3. I’m opting out of trying to compete with you, John!! 🥴🤪😵

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    1. Thank you, GP. You usually optimize the prompt so I hope you change your mind. 😁

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      1. Is that optional?

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      2. More like a mandatory opt-in

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      3. Aren’t you the optimist!

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      4. Optimally I would say so. 😁

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  4. This was a tough one, John. Nicely done! Happy Saturday!

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    1. Thank you. Happy Saturday to you, Jill *sung to the tune of MacArther Park by Richard Harris

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  5. Ha ha! I didn’t expect the miming. Well played!

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    1. Thank you, Liz.😁

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  6. So inventive, as always, John!

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    1. Thank you, Becky. You have any snow up there yet?

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      1. No snow here in North Texas, but we do have a freeze watch for tonight into tomorrow morning!

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      2. Brrrr. We have the same for Monday night

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      3. It’s windy, besides, so feels very cold! I’ve brought my small plants indoors and covered the rest with plastic. Not ready to give up on my peppers and beans, yet! Keep warm, John!

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      4. We have done the same. Peppers and beans are the staff of life. 😁

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  7. It could be an opt-tickle of the optic nerve… just enough to garner a response.

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    1. That is one theory. Thanks, John.

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  8. Optimal usage of the prompt, John.

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    1. Thank you, Dan. 😊

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  9. Very Optimal. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Greg. 😊

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  10. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Hilarious, John. Great job on the prompt! I think you had fun with this one. I love the chalkboard finish. 😂

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. I did have fun.

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  11. It’s a good thing I went to the optometrist to have my eyes checked. It gave me the option of reading this with more ease…

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    1. Hahaha, Good one, Dale. 😁 Thanks

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      1. 😉 You bet!

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  12. Glad to see you opted to write this post. It works well.

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    1. Thank you for excercising your option to comment, Maggie. 😁

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  13. Wow. This one seemed pretty tricky. Great job.

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    1. Thank you, Charles.

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  14. One of your best yet, John! Thanks for the chuckles!

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    1. Thank you,Jan. 🤗

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  15. Clever, good John! ..as always! When is JH not clever? When he sleeps without dreaming! (Hmm, wonder if that ever happens… 🙂

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    1. Nope doesn’t happen. I always have a dream session. Thanks Billy Ray.

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  16. 😂You clearly had fun with this one. Love that ending!

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    1. Thank you, Soooz. 😁

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  17. Thanks for the smiles, John. I’m glad you “opted” to do this post. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. My options were few. 😁

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  18. The optics on this post are pretty hilarious, Boss.

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    1. Thank you, Marc 😊

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  19. A fun run through the options. (I couldn’t resist.)

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  20. Too funny, John! Nice finishing touch with the chalkboard. I’ll always opt in for you 🙂

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    1. Thak you, Marie. 😊

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  21. Nice one, John 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Jessica.

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  22. Haha, John, optical certainly works for the younger generations.

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  23. Very clever, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jennie. 😊

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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