This Is Me--2024 A to Z Theme

My A to Z Themes in the past have covered a range of topics and for 2024 the theme is a personal retrospective that I call "I Coulda Been" which is in reference to my job and career arc over my lifetime. I'll be looking at all sorts of occupations that I have done or could have done. Maybe you've done some of these too!

Friday, April 19, 2024

Questioner, Quality Controller, Quoter, Quibbler ( #AtoZChallenge )


#AtoZChallenge 2024 letter Q

            Question for you:  Do you like to ask questions?

             I am a big questioner in many respects.  I am curious about the world around me as well as the people I meet.  No, I don't think of it as being nosy--I just like to know about things.  I like to hear stories and histories.  To me this is not weird, but completely normal.  I'd love to have a job asking questions, whether it be to get opinions or find out facts about people or what people might know about.  In my years spent in management as well as those working in marketing research, I've been in positions where my job was to ask questions.  I liked that role then and I still enjoy it.

          Quality control is vital for any business that wants to maintain a good reputation.  In my past jobs I've often been a stickler for giving customers a high quality of experience with me and the companies I worked for.   Insistence on quality control is pretty much practicing the "Golden Rule" of respect for others.  I like good quality whether I'm paying or not and I try to provide good quality as much as I can.  I can handle quality control because this is what I expect as well from others.

             Not only as a writer and blogger do I sometimes quote what others have said, but throughout my life I have enjoyed a good quote and will sometimes cite my own when I can remember them.  I've never been that great at memorizing things so I tend not quote very often off the cuff.  I keep a few books of quotes on my shelves just in case, but usually these days I'm more prone to just go online to find an appropriate quote.

           Quibbler some might say is more my style.  I don't think I quibble that much, but sometimes I think it's necessary when you want to excel in things like quality control.  I'm not really that much of a quibbler, I just play one on television.  Well, not really.  That reference was kind of a quote that I've heard elsewhere.  Don't know where I heard it, but I don't want to quibble about it.

       Do you think "Quibble" is kind of a dumb word?   Are you a stickler for high quality in the work you do?  Is there a favorite saying that you like to quote?


  1. I'm a questions asker also. In fact that's what today's post is about. I think sometimes people think I'm quarrelsome when I ask questions, but how will we find the answer if we don't ask?

  2. I have so much to catch up on. I’m all for quality. In school I wanted to help people since I was bullied. I swore I would not be someone who bullies. I like the would quibble…it’s a good word. As for a quote, I am not a religious person but I love this quote that my mom found and I share with some of my clients who have gone through hell and back ( last week, I had a lady who got into debt sending money back home to family in the Philippines, because her dad was not well more her mom and it is costly in their county. She went home to see them and her dad died. She lost her job because she took longer there than they thought she should. Then , last year, her best friend died, 2 months later, her sister died and 4 weeks later, her mom died). The quote is, “it is better to walk with an angel through hell than with the devil through paradise. Oh, this is Birgit


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