Saturday 18 June 2011

The Seriously Random Questions Meme

On Monday I am off for a well-deserved holiday to a country I have never visited before: Turkey.

Mrs PM and I are really looking forward to it.

In the meantime, I thought I would have another go at a meme from Sunday Stealing and, as is usually the case, I find that it is the second part of a meme.

Tradition now dictates that I have a go at all parts – so I will do so.

Here it is:

1. Your ex's car is on the side of the road, on fire. What do you do?

I would almost certainly call the fire department like any decent citizen of the world. If she was in the car, I would do my best to rescue her.

I don’t bear grudges.

2. Your best friend tells you she is pregnant. What is your reaction?

Your assumption is that my best friend is a woman. In this case you are correct and that woman is Mrs PM. And if she told me that she was pregnant I would almost certainly scream:

“WHAT??? How did THAT happen?”

to which her reply would almost certainly be:

“Are you a complete moron?”

3. When is the last time you wanted to punch someone in the face?

Last time I saw David Cameron’s smug face on the television.

4. What is the last thing you spent money on?

I bought a round of beers after the Whitesnake gig last night. We were in a student bar and I tried to get a discount by pretending to be a student. The barman just laughed.

Actually – come to think of it, the last thing I spent money on was my bus fare home on the nutty bus.

5. Do you think you gained or lost weight this past month?

I have actually lost weight, believe it or not.

6. Crunchy or Puffy Cheetos?

Neither. I don't know what they are and I don't care. My life is probably better for not knowing.

7. The first person on your friends list just called you a bitch. What do you do?

I would tell him that he needs to go to Specsavers.

8. Congratulations! You just had a son. What’s his name?

Crikey – I’ve got two sons already. What is it with you and these bloody questions about children? Okay – just to satisfy your weird craving I would pick a weird name:


It’s about time we brought back the names of early English kings.

9. Congratulations! You just had a daughter. What’s her name?

For Pete’s sake. Okay – here’s one for you:


10. What are you craving right now?

Mrs PM is cooking a curry and the smell is driving me insane with hunger. So I guess that I am craving a curry.

11. What was the last thing you cried about?

Being asked this question meme after meme after bloody meme.

12. When you buy something and your change is 2 cents, do you keep it or tell the cashier to keep it?

I explain to the cashier that we are both in England and that I expect my change to be in British currency.

13. What color is your tissue box?

I don’t have a tissue box.

14. Do you have a ceiling fan in your bedroom, and if so, is there dust on that fan?

I live in England – why would I have a ceiling fan?

15. What was the last voicemail you received about?

It was from a mate telling me that he had arrived at Kro Piccadilly for a quick beer before the Whitesnake concert and asking me how long I was going to be.

16. Have you ever blocked someone on Facebook?

I have two Facebook accounts.

The first is under my real name and I have not blocked anybody, just ignored friend requests from people I don’t know.

The second is “ThePlastic Mancunian” and I will be friends with anybody who wants to be my friend on that one. And I will not block anybody either.

17. Scariest thing you’ve experienced in the last year?

Accidentally watching an episode of the X Factor.

18. Do you wear a name tag at work?

No – everybody knows who I am.

19. What kind of car do you want?

The fastest super car I can drive without taking off.

20. What do you order when you go to Burger King?

I haven’t been to Burger King for around ten years. I guess I would order what I ordered last time: a Whopper?

21. Have you ever had a garage sale?

No – I haven’t got a garage to sell.

22. What color is your cell phone?

It is a kind of dark grey.

23. What is the last alcoholic beverage you had?

A pint of Marsden’s Pedigree last night after the Whitesnake concert.

24. Are you happy right now?

Deliriously happy. I am off to Turkey on Monday.

25. Who came over to your house last?

It was a friend of Mrs PM’s called Nancy.

26. Do you drink beer?

Have you not read any of the previous questions? Yes.

27. Have your brothers or sisters ever told you that you were adopted?

Why on Earth would they do that? The answer is, of course, no.

28. What is your favorite key on your key chain?

I think the person who wrote these questions needs to see a specialist of some kind. My front door key perhaps?

29. What was the last movie you watched at home?

Ah – that’s a better question. It was “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” starring Nicholas Cage.

30. What is in your pocket?

A space shuttle.

31. Who introduced you to your bf/gf/husband/wife?

I introduced myself to Mrs PM.

32. Where do you hurt?

I usually hurt at work because it is a pain to go there.

33. Has someone ever made you a build a bear?

Doctor? Bring the strait jacket. No I have NOT built a bloody bear nor have I made anybody build a bloody bear. Bears are animals and cannot be built.

34. What’s something fun you did today?

I was going to say answering these questions but the very nature of them is making me reassess the definition of the word “fun”.

35. What is your favorite aisle at Target?

Never heard of Target.

36. When is your birthday?

8th October.

37. Is there anything hanging from your rear view mirror?

Just my will to live.

38. How many states in the US have you been to?

New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Louisiana, Washington, California, Georgia, Oklahoma, Alaska, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio.

So that’s 12.

39. What kind of milk do you drink?

Normal everyday skimmed milk.

40. What are you going to do after this?

Post it on my blog, eat a curry and watch the first episode of the 5th series of Dexter.

That's it folks. See you in a week or two.


Mind Of Mine said...

I have to ask, if you don't enjoy these Meme's, then why do you do them?

Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi MoM,

I do enjoy them - it's just that some of the questions are a little daft - so I merely highlight that fact.




jennifer said...

Please come check out the new meme I've created:

Plastic Mancunian said...


I might well do that when I return.




Elephant's Child said...

You are right. The people who originally construct these questions have an issue or six. Loved your answers though.
My smaller portion has now been to Turkey twice and LOVED it. His lung collapsed the last time he was there and it didn't dampen his fondness for Turkey, Turkigh food and the Turkish people at all. Though the silly turkey flew back to Oz with a collapsed lung.

River said...

*what kind of car do you want?

I don't drive, so I want the completely automatically fitted out "Knight Rider" (pontiac?) trans-am, but the voice has to be Sean Connery.
The older Sean Connery, not the Jmaes Bond one.

River said...

P.S. the thing I don't like about these memes (and the principle reason why I don't do them), is they're so bloody long.
Ten questions seems long enough to me. But 20? 30? 50? Forget it!

Shahz said...

I had fun reading your answers... at less who ever visit your blog enjoy your cute remarks..Hope to read more next week...:-)..

Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi River,

I've met the Knight Rider car, KITT, and you are right - it is a beautiful car that drives itself.

You might just have made me change my mind there, River.

I wouldn't want Sean Connery as the voice though - it would have to be a sexy female ("Just sit back, PM, and relax. I know exactly where we are going.").

I agree with you about the meme length. Perhaps you can just cherry pick the best questions or spread a long one over a few days.

I think you would enjoy it.




Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi EC,

Flying back from Turky to Oz with a collapsed lung?

Crikey - that's something I would never do.

I am looking forward to Turkey - the food in particular - and the chance to chill out for a week.




Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Shahz,

I'll be in Turkey next week but maybe the week after (when it will almost certainly be the second of a two part meme).

I should try to catch them more often really.




Pandora Behr said...

Best giggle of the weekend - thanks PM. Still want more tales of the nutty bus though. Have a great time in Turkey.

Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Pand,

The nutty bus is cerainly a good way to people watch.



Anonymous said...

It really shows you enjoy these memes. I haven't encountered anyone saying here --"daft." I guess that's British slang.
Do you have kids anyway? Or you don't want her to get pregnant?

Unknown said...

Reading this has reminded me of culture gaps, which it's really easy to forget about on the internet. Build-a-Bear is this stupid store where little kids get to ... well, build a stuffed bear (pick out the ... skin, have it filled with cotton, choose clothes, and so on). And Target ... well, it's like Wal-Mart with a slightly higher level of class.

I am Harriet said...

I would love to sell my garage. Other people keep storing the crud in there.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Bingkee,

I enjoy the memes when I can't think of any of the usual garbage I write. It's good fun despite the fact I moan about the questions.

Yes - I have two kids (from my previous marriage) - one is 18 and the other is 15. I'm too old to go through all that again (though it would be fun). Mrs PM isn't really a "kid" person - though she gets on fabulously with my two lads.




Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Harriet,

I used to have a garage but, as you say, it was filled with all manner of junk - and no car!




Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi KLo,

Thanks for that - I've learned two things today. Build-a-bear sounds wrong - just wrong.




K said...

My Dear Friend Who Lives in England,

Here is some info for you:
1) Cheetos is a cheese flavored (emphasis on FLAVORED) snack that leaves a neon orange residue on whatever it touches. You are probably right about better off not knowing about it, but now you know!

2) I was as confused as you are about the "Build a bear" question and answered "Who the f**k builds a bear?". After having read your response, however, I suddenly remember that it is a store where the customers are allowed to pick the color and outfits for a stuffed bear. It was quite popular about a decade ago in USA, probably not as much these days.

3) Target is a mass merchandise store where you can buy everything from groceries to home decor to electronic equipment. AKA: Money pit.

4) I agree that whoever wrote this meme needs some help.

Your Friend in US

Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi K - my dear friend from the other side of the pond,

I apologise for the delay in publishing your comment - I have just returned from Turkey.

(1) Ah - we have an equivalent to Cheetos in the UK but they are not called Cheetos.

(2) The bear thing is just creepy to me.

(3) Our equivalent to Target is possibly Tesco, which started out as a supermarket and now seems bent on taking over the entire world.

(4) I've already recommended a good therapist for him/her.



PM - your friend from this side of the pond.

Mrs PM said...

erm Mr PM ... Build a Bear has been in the UK for ages and is in the Trafford Centre. where have you been?? I swear you walk round with your eyes shut. (I know coz Sheryl gets build a bear for the twins. You can dress them and everything. They even have their own suitcases!!). Check it out

Plastic Mancunian said...

So formal "Mrs PM",

I only take notice of things that a re worth taking notice of - and "Build a Bear" is definitely NOT worth taking notice of.




Katy said...

Haha! Cheetos are essentially Wotsits only not as good. Also, I don't blame you for not knowing about Build-A-Bear, whoever came up with that idea must have been some sort of nut. Personally, I'm from Canada and I also didn't understand the Target question. I had to look it up xD

Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Katy,

Since I wrote this post I have actually seen a "Build - A Bear" in the Trafford Centre (our local shopping mall).

I should learn to observe what's around me.