Daily Prompt: Worst Case Scenario Doom and Gloom have arrived.

Of all the awful possibilities, what’s the worst possible thing that could happen to you today?

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What a happy-go-lucky theme we have today. Warms the cockles of your heart mapping out doom and gloom on your blog. I was not feeling so good at lunch, not much appetite and tired. I thought nothing that a golden oldie lunch time sleep could cure and now I have arisen after a two hour sleep, filled with strange dreams. Just to be careful I measured my temperature. You never know and at my age it is always better to be safe than sorry.

No big problem, 36,7° C (huh!), I am still breathing so thus I am alive. Generally my normal body temperature is around 36,4° C, so it is a little raised. I decided I will not rush to the safe and see that my will and testament are there. I am not really ready for being in dire straits at the moment. It is Friday, and lots of things to do over the week-end. Luckily I went hunting with Mr. Swiss this morning and so the logistics of what to cook and when are all sorted. The fridge is full, the cupboards are ready and Mr Swiss assured me that if something was lacking he would go on safari tomorrow morning. We will not die of starvation. What could possibly go wrong?

According to WordPress my apartment might be struck by lightning, I might even have a heart attack. I am not a heart person, they never really found anything wrong with it and there was once proof of it existing in the right place at a hospital examination before a large operation, so no problem. Yes, I have a heart. My appendix was removed a few years ago, being in the way when they were removing something else. There are no general health problems, although I do have a slightly increased temperature.

Shall I measure it again, just to be sure? Oh dear, it is now 36,8° C, 1° more than before five minutes. It looks like something is happening. I have one of those super intelligent thermometers, full electronic to be inserted in the ear. Yes, no longer in private parts, under the tongue or in the armpit. No, in the ear: I believe it was a special offer at the local supermarket. First of remove the plastic cover at the end and then press the switch. Second step insert into the ear and press again.It peeps and you receive all sorts of electronic digital information on a small screen. A female voice tells you “your temeperature amounts to ……. Celsius” – the wonders of modern science.

In Switzerland, and probably most of Europe, you are healthy and thriving with a temperature of 35,6° Celsius. If it begins to climb (as mine is at the moment) it might mean you are to expect something threatening. When it arrives at the 37° C mark, you may begin to worry, but just a little bit. These things can happen – the normal temperature for a feline approaches 38°, so you are still in the human range of problems. It is difficult to measure the cat’s temperature, especially my big fat black long furred Nera. She has an objection with objects being inserted in her private parts, something to do with injuring her fine feelings.

So where were we? I am still alive, although it is still rising. The next level for a human would be 38° C, then you may begin to worry. You definitely begin to sweat, or even shiver perhaps, it might be you have caught the dreaded “WordPress Worse Case Scenario Blogging” disease. The fingers begin to quiver at each touch of the keyboard, your breath casts a shadow over the screen and of course this is all accompanied by a head ache and double vision. Here your digestive system may be affected. Ensure that the kitchen/toilet is near for any emergencies, we do not want to spoil the computer now do we?. I think I will measure my temperature again.

I’m alive and I feel fine, what was I worried about? It must have been the power of suggestion and stupid daily prompt titles, 36,4° a healthy human. Of course if your temperature increases and you hit the 40° C level, Wikipedia tells me it is a fatal body temperature level. You might even already be dead, so call the doctor if you have not already been delivered as an emergency case to the hospital.

Luckily the chance of an accident was very small today, Mr. Swiss drove to and fro from the supermarket. We ate lunch with no signs of food poisoning – Bratwurst garnished with fried onions accompanied by pan fried chicory and potato chips. The only problem here is that the apartment smells like a MacDonald’s subsidiary due to the fried onions. So we are ready to go for the next happy prompt tomorrow. If I am not here you known my temperature has again risen – perhaps I should measure it again?

One strange thing about this daily prompt: generally when I mount my computer I have a look to see how many WordPress Daily Prompt victims have already made their contributions. Today there were none, null, zero. Does this mean that the worst case scenario has arrived and I am alone in the WordPress world? See you all on the flip side tomorrow, I hope.

Daily Prompt: Worst Case Scenario Doom and Gloom have Arrived



38 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Worst Case Scenario Doom and Gloom have arrived.

  1. I simply reverted back to yesterday’s prompt of a reason to believe. Talk about going from one extreme to another! I didn’t want to jinx myself with doom! 🙂


    • I was really worried when I realised that I was the only blog of the day. Thank good with the next refresh some more victims appeared – it was like a ghost site.


  2. Nope. We’re still here. Your WordPress family is still here. No worries.
    I like how you nicely intertwined your activities for today with the Daily Prompt. Since you still have a few hours left today, take care, yeah! There’s only half an hour left for the 2nd of May here in Singapore! (:


  3. LOL! I had the same experience: when I looked for the first time, there were no answers to the prompt! Could the blogosphere had come to an ending? Fortunately, this was not the case. By the way, how is your temperature now?


  4. Well as for the wordpress prompt they are trying to perk up our imagination, I for one refused to take the bait and
    stuck to my food and guests and what could go wrong,managed to triumphantly end it with a not so grim an ending.
    When I think of yours and how I reacted with my unstoppable laughter, there was a grave danger of me making an exit to the hereafter without warning anyone. Luckily I’m breathing and the good lord wants me to stick around a little longer!


  5. I love Bratwurst especially with fried onions and though I can buy them here ,they doesn’t taste as good. I had a temperature of 40 degrees when in Switzerland many moons ago. I was rushed to the hospital, poked, prodded and rehydrated and eventually sent back none the wiser. My German wasn’t as good as yours so they might have told me what was wrong and I just didn’t understand the medical terms. Something like ; nichte einen faulen Mädchen sein. I have an ear thermometer but it only beeps and shows the temperature, I want one that talks.


  6. Mmmmm Bratwurst. Save me some! ^_^ We Americans, of course, measure our temps in Fahrenheit. So mine is normally 97.6 degrees F. which is a full degree lower than the normal of 98.6 (but still within the normal range). I worry when it starts to drop. We have a handy dandy thermometer that rolls across one’s forehead, no inserting required. I’ll read in both Celsius and Fahrenheit.


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  9. You’re a funny lady 🙂 Those of you who live in Europe have a distinct advantage, timewise. Lots and lots of you have already posted before the topic shows up around noon or 1 p.m. here in America. I try not to look at any of your posts until after I’ve written my own because it’s too easy for me to get caught up in what all of you are saying and forget about saying anything myself!


  10. You are a better sport than I am. I saw this one and all I could think was “This is where I get off the train.” Who comes up with these? As usual, you have managed to make me smile despite the doom and gloom. What is with WordPress? What is WRONG with those people??

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  11. On the mornings I have to get up at 5, the prompt is not there yet. It shows up soon after, though. 5 am is what, 3 pm in Switzerland? Maybe they’re using GMT


  12. My guess is that WordPress planned to release this prompt the same day they did their “facelift”, knowing that the site would be functionally offline for most of the day — call it a somewhat dark sense of humour. 🙂


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  14. Although I’m late to comment, I hope you’re still around? *smile* This was a hilarious read! Thank you for the first laugh of today!


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