Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Bad Planning


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements. 😉

What if your carefully laid plans blew up in your face? (Figuratively. Although, literally has some interesting possibilities...)

20 comments:

  1. the best laid plans of mice and men...yep, it can happen.

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  2. That's called motherhood, LOL. Days rarely go as planned when the kids are young. Its called adaptability :)

    betty

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  3. Well heck, that almost happens on a daily basis around here. LOL

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  4. That has happened and I had to change everything around. Funny, it was a life changer but it was meant to be. As for my grandfather, he was helping make new roads-this was in 1913 when faulty dynamite blew up in his face. He lost his eyesight as a result

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    1. Yikes. That's why I said figuratively, because literally is scary.

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  5. I like the literal sense! Heh... I'm constantly sabotaging myself, finding a convenient spot for something I promptly proceed to forget.

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    1. Yeah, that happens. It made sense when you put it there...

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  6. I usually roll with the flow, adapting and modifying, when plans don't fall the way I want them. Of course I take the time to mutter, groan, scream, and curse first.

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  7. That's why I spend so much of my time worrying, obsessing, coming up with back up plans, and back up back up plans.

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  8. My carefully laid plans regularly blow up in my face, so I should have a knee-jerk response to that by now, but surprisingly, I don't. I still get upset (depending on how important or serious the plans were), annoyed (well, it IS irritating to plan something and have it not work out), and as I'm getting older, I'm getting more to the point of just not caring. Sure, it's annoying or upsetting when things don't work out. But also when things don't work out? There's usually a good reason.

    Just stopping by via Songbird, whose blog I stopped by via Music Monday. I hop around a lot.

    Kim

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    1. Glad to know I'm not the only one this happens to.

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  9. I have lists and schedules for specific work but otherwise in my personal life I roll with the flow.

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  10. That's a constant worry I have. With age, the worry has only grown.
    Many times the plans have gone awry.
    I would be upset, naturally. But I would try to regain my composure and try to move forward in the best way possible.

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  11. I try not to do a lot of planning but as i have aged I do plan more then I used to....but if it blew up in my face, it would depend on how important the plans were to begin with. If important I would probably be ticked and bummed if it did not come out the way I wanted it too....if I was not really caring to do it then I would not care so much.

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    1. There's a reason I left the question vague (and not at all because I didn't have a question for this week... ;)

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    2. Yep....makes the mind wonder on which way to go with that question.

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