Thursday, July 25, 2013

What's The Big Deal? (Writer's Workshop)

Today I am doing Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop prompt to capture a conversation you had with someone that made you laugh.

My husband and I were discussing the birth of the royal baby which went something like this:

Gerard:  Was the royal baby born yet?

Karen:  Yes, I saw something about it on Yahoo News.  I don't get why it's such a big deal though.

Gerard:  It is a big deal!  He's royalty-he's going to be a future king and never have to work a day in his life..

Karen:  Oh, I think he will, he'd be bored.  Do they still have a king who rules over there?

Gerard:  No, the royal family doesn't make any governing decisions.

Karen:  Well then who does? 

Gerard:  The Prime Minister who is like our President.  The royal family is just a tradition.  Didn't you take history in school?

Karen:  I didn't study England history.  Now I really don't get what all the excitement is about if they don't have any authority?  He's going to be a king with no authority??  Aren't there two brothers ahead of him anyway?
Gerard:  Actually there's a guy ahead of William but this baby passes up Harry because Harry is married.

Karen: Wait, that's not fair! That makes no sense at all! (laughing)

Gerard:  Good night.
Next day:

Gerard:  It's nice to have something happen that makes a lot of people happy for a change.

Karen:  True.

When I saw the pictures of all the people outside the palace on Yahoo news, I couldn't believe it!  People actually made a special trip to be there, even people from other nations!  I really don't see why this is such a big deal.  It did get me wondering how the birth of Jesus would have been different had he been born in this decade.  I wonder if He would have been in the news throughout the world.

What do you think about all the hoopla about the birth of the royal family baby, Prince George?

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Kim said...

A new baby is usually a happy event - a new baby in a top-level official is a much bigger deal. It appears that the Brits (and the world's citizens, to some extent) hold the Royal Family in high regard, despite their mostly ceremonial/traditional duties.

Maybe it has to do with fairy tales and princes who kiss their beloved and live happily ever after?

Sandee said...

I don't care one bit. Not one bit.

Have a terrific day. ☺

BeadedTail said...

It is nice to have happy news finally after so long of bad news every day. The guy ahead of William is his and Harry's dad, Charles. Harry isn't married but since he was 2nd born to Charles and Diana then William's son gets the next in line spot.

Carrie said...

British people and their Commonwealth associates (such as my fellow Canadians) have a soft spot for the royal family. It isn't THAT big a deal but some people just love the whole real life "fairy tale"

Kristy @Loveandblasphemy said...

I saw an internet funny that had Prince William and Kate holding the baby over a balcony with a towel over it's head (ala Michael Jackson style), and I thought it was real at first! I thought, oh good, they have a great sense of humor! Ha, ha. I also did a funny convo at Mama Kat's. Looks like not many others did that.

Kara said...

I'm not obsessed with the royal family. But I do find it interesting to read about. I suppose it does have something to do with the fact of being a 'real fairytale'. I can laugh at myself, so I don't mind if you do! ;D

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