The Queen's Meme

Posted: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 by Travis Cody in

Huzzah!  Our glorious Queen of Memes has shortened this week's offering to just 7 questions.

Welcome to The Queen's Meme #45, also known as the What Would You Do Meme.

1.  You start out on your road trip. You are 90 miles down the road with not a care in the world until you remember you forgot the most important ingredient needed for your vacation. What was it and would you turn around and go back to get it?

I'm going to presume you meant a material object and not Pam, who is the most important part of any vacation I might take.  I can live without most things on a vacation.  You can always buy what you left behind...unless it's event tickets or perhaps a phone.  I would go back for those things.

2.  You are standing in the checkout line at the grocery store. A homeless man walks by and asks for food from your grocery cart. What would you do?

I wouldn't give up anything in my basket.  I think the best thing I could do is try to point a nearby food bank or shelter.

I don't care to be approached in this way.  I contribute to charities and to food banks.  I participate in canned food drives.  When I can find a store that does it, I purchase a holiday meal for a shelter.  I do my best to share with those who have less than I in any of these ways.

There are opportunities for homeless individuals without resorting to panhandling.     

3.  The mailman delivers the wrong mail.  It is your neighbor's.  You can't stand your neighbor.  You realize that inside the small brown package there must be something very secretive, very intriguing, and possibly incriminating.  What do you do?

What is my evidence for "possibly incriminating"?  Whenever I get a neighbor's mail, I put it under their doormat.  So that is what I would do.  If the package/letter were leaking something ominous, or perhaps ticking, or even emitting some odor, I might call the police. 

4.  Photography Class 101. First exam. The slide show you are presenting is the wrong one. You accidentally left last weekend's party pics in the camera instead. The whole class is watching....

First exam, I think I can get away with it since last week's party pics were at my niece's birthday party.  The bouncy house and happy 5 year olds go over great!

5.  You find your boss' wife on Facebook. She is obviously carrying on with another man in blatant fashion and behind his back. What is the first thing that pops into your head when you see your boss the next day at work?

Say nothing!

6.  Your plane lands in the wrong vacation spot but you like this one better.

Get me the first plane to the vacation spot where I already spent the money on my reservations and events!  And then grab brochures from this place so I can come back some other time.

7.  You walk out of the doctor's office. The news after your yearly checkup is very very good but the news for the person you'd been sitting beside and chatting with in the waiting room is very very bad. You see them in the elevator on the way out and they are in tears. You...

Mind my own business.


  1. You sound like a very practical person and think things through very carefully, especially the answer about the vacation spot. I would probably do the same thing with wanting to go to the original vacation spot, because chances are I have the entire vacation schedule written down on paper!

    Have a pleasant Tuesday.

  1. Your answers were great! I liked them all but especially # 1,2 and 4

    Well done, Travis.

  1. Akelamalu says:

    Great answers Trav and I'm so with you on #2!

  1. Yes...put it under the neighbour's doormat and don't tell them it's there!

  1. Nice job here Travis..I decided to do this one tomorrow...

  1. Linda says:

    Excellent answers!

    I was thinking the same thing about vacations and overpacking the other day and thinking to myself, "If I forget something, I can just buy it at wherever I'm going". I am a classic overpacker so really need to take my own advice!

  1. Jeff B says:

    Your answer on #2 surprised me greatly. I understand your position completely, but I must say, your response was not what I expected.

  1. So now I am glorious because there are only seven questions.

    I will remember that!

  1. P.S. It's interesting that the menfolk want to say nothing to the boss and the ladies have much more to add to the drama. Go figure.

    Great answers!

  1. Travis, this sounds like a pretty interesting meme. One of these days I'll be able to do it!

    I've tagged you for a musical meme that Erika tagged me for. I'm coming back (if you'll have me) for Five on Friday... :)

  1. The answer to the first one is my camera... god I'd turn around in a sec! :)

  1. You'll find the tag and the meme here

  1. AMTG: Well, I do try to mix being organized and practical with being spontaneous. I don't want to be too regimented, but I also want to have enough time to properly see the things that are in a place to see.

    Pam: Thank you Ma'am!

    Akelamalu: It's disconcerting, isn't it?

    JLP: that's sneaky!

    V: The Queen will be pleased. LOL!

    Linda: I used to over-pack socks and underwear until I finally realized that you can find Jockey and Hanes just about anwhere!

    Jeff: I'm not one to kick a person for his or her circumstances. But I don't care to be approached in this way. I'll volunteer my time and I'll donate my money. For me, it's an issue of personal space and privacy.

    Mimi:'re glorious because you are!

    Mary: I always look forward to your musical selections!

  1. jennifer says:

    You are definitely level headed. My reactions to the questions might be different but your answers often made more sense.

    Pam is, as always, very obviously treasured. Lucky lady.

    Have a wonderful weekend Trav!