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The Outsiders

Daily Prompt; The Outsiders

Tell us about the experience of being outside, looking in — however you’d like to interpret that.

Do you truly understand the Dewey Decimal System?
Have you ever taken something apart just to see if you could put it back together again?

Have you ever been the only one of your gender in a building crowded with “them”?

Have you ever been the smartest one in the room?
The dumbest?
The oldest?
The youngest?
The tallest?
The shortest?
The richest?

Have you ever been the emperor parading your new clothes?
Had to be the boss when you just want to hang with the guys?

Have you ever been the only one who knows how to do something?
Bake a cake?
Rope a steer?
Fix a car?
Rewire a lamp?
Talk to girls?
Program a computer?
Operate the VCR?

Have you ever been the new kid?
Kept out of the club because it’s “no girls allowed”?
Not spoken the language?
Not had the money to get what they all have?

Have you ever been the only one singing?
Working with watercolours when the others are using acrylics?
Turning right when everyone else turns left?
Drinking beer at a wine bar?

Have you ever lived in a country/state/city/town/neighborhood where you are a minority?


8 thoughts on “The Outsiders

  1. Been reading a few blog prompts, have we?
    I’ve been guilty of thinking #6, but probably was #7. Never #10…unless you count being the only adult. Definitely #11. Many times #14. #17? Huh. Always been pretty good with #20, of course, but not so much the other way around. And never #21. Definitely #23, 24 and 25. Usually #26, sometimes #28 and never #29.
    Now, what would be really funny is if my counting is off.

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    1. I’ll never be able to know if your count is off or not but I’m happy to know the richest person in the room! “The Milkybars are on you!”.

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      1. I like Milkybars, so thank gawd I’m NOT the richest person in the room!
        (And, that my counting is off ;^) )

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      2. Milkybars are a Nestle product – Milkyway Bars are from Mars, I think. Whole different kinda candy bar.


      3. Oh, well, you know, now I’m going to have to go by the candy aisle next time I’m grocery shopping!

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      4. Pretty hard to find out here on the left coast. I’ve seen ’em in NY but they seem to be a ROW kind of thing. “Milkybars are on me!” was the catchphrase that Milkybar kid always threw out in the advertisements (pronounced adv’rtisments).

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