Sunday, October 11, 2009


You expect perfection in others

but expertly overlook

your own imperfections.

Set the example

of your expectation

and see how comfortable

you feel in that skin.


This is a Sunday 160.
Take the Challenge if you dare. Write a story using 160 characters - including spaces. Your cell phone will tell you if you have reached 160...but cell phones lie...they usually have only 144 to 150. If you want "perfection" in your count, use word count in Office Word and check the character count there. It sure beats counting. Or just say "screw it" and send a maxed out text. Have fun. - MM


PhilipH said...

Nobody's perfect! Especially me. You'll never be disappointed if you expect imperfection in everyone.

OK, I'm a pessimist. But I'm right, right?

the walking man said...

I am cool rising to the level of my own expectations because I set the bar at a fat mans height who can't jump.

Matty said...

I always try to keep that in mind. Especially at work where I want things done right, but still know that people make mistakes.

PhilipH said...

I thought I'd already commented - in fact I'm sure I did. Or is my memory now imperfect too?

Possum said...

160 perfectly positioned characters - nice!

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Very true, very true. Great post!

Enchanted Oak said...

Your 160 made me smile. Here is mine:

The way across the desert is this:
I am my own salvation. My feet will carry me,
my hands will claw across that no-man’s-land
to where the mists of morning rest.

listen for azure said...

Well. Hmmm. I recognize that disaster....

Anonymous said...

MM ~ could be a follow-up to my last 55. A kind of, "those who live in glass houses should not cast the first stone" kinda thoughts. Expectations do become a 2-way street and making sure that you have realistic ones (both coming and going) can be a fine art. Bravo 160, well done. I may play next week and see what I can do with it!

~Chef Kar

Little Ms Blogger said...

Hmmm...great use of 160 characters.

Tracie said...

I am far from perfection.