To Serve Mankind


(Sometimes the nicest things we can do are the little things we do for ourselves. For instance removing one’s self from an unpleasant conversation.)

It started as a pleasant ferry ride to the island with Nigel. Although, he was looking far too intently at the rolling sea. I feared he was becoming ill.

“Nigel, ole chap,” I said. “What pray tell is on your mind. I‘m about to get sick just watching you.”

“Just looking at the sea and wondering,” Nigel said.

“Wondering,” I said. “About what?”

“Right and wrong,” Nigel said.

“What aspect of write and wrong,” I said hoping to detract from the sea and the possibility of him vomiting on my new shoes.

“If lost at sea on a life raft for days and death looming,” Nigel said. “Would it be morally acceptable to eat a ship mate in order to live?”

“Must everything be explored as to what is right and wrong?” I said repulsed at such a scenario.

“By doing so in advance we can determine what actions should be taken and what to expect of others,” Nigel said looking at me quite curiously.

“That is to suggest we can predict the actions of others. That is fraught with error of speculation,” I said and began looking at the rolling sea as I feared Nigel looking at me as a possible entrée.

“Would you consume another person so that you might live?” Nigel said leaning toward the window to glimpse at my reaction.

I looked at him straight away. “Why dabble in the macabre? It only opens your mind to the perverse and gore associated with what should never happen.”

“But those things do happen,” Nigel said with a peculiar mixture of evil and innocence.

“Only by those who rest their minds on them and think them out ahead of time,” I sternly warned.

“Who thinks of eating another’s flesh?” Nigel said as if the whole thing were nothing more than a joke or an amusing diversion to an otherwise uneventful ferry ride.

I raised my eyebrow and said, “You, so remind me to never be in a situation that even the remote possibility may exist. In fact strange questions come from strange minds. Find yourself another meal, ahem, ahem; friend. I shall be sitting elsewhere.”

“I’m sorry to offend you, old chum,” Nigel said. “Perhaps I can buy you supper at the inn tonight as a recompense for my strange inquiry.”

“Hmm,” I retorted. “For what reason; to fatten me up? No thank you, I shall be dinning alone.”

(A 365 Writing Prompts Post)

A List of Kind Bloggers

  1. To Serve Mankind | The Jittery Goat
  2. Daily Prompt: Nice Is as Nice Does | Under the Monkey Tree
  3. The Everyday Sexism Project, Caesar and John Lennon | AS I PLEASE
  4. Nice – very nice 🙂 | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  5. Kids get to me faster than anyone | From One Crazy Life To Another
  6. Kindness | My Little Avalon
  7. DP Daily Prompt: Nice Is as Nice Does | Sabethville
  8. Host | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  9. Is it false to be nice? | Unlocking The Inner Creative
  10. The Daily Post: Nicety Nice : SiegMom
  11. Violins, cars and stereos: Daily Prompt | alienorajt
  12. 365 days of defiance
  13. Daily Prompt: Nice is as Nice Does | Thoughts of an INFP
  14. Be Nice | A mom’s blog
  15. Daily prompt: Nice as nice does | The Wandering Poet
  16. Nice is as Nice Does – Daily Prompt « My journey to qualify for the Boston Marathon…and everything in between…
  17. Daily Prompt: Nice Is as Nice Does | tnkerr-Writing Prompts and Practice
  18. smile | yi-ching lin photography
  19. Daily Post: Nice is as Nice Does | a Portia Adams adventure
  20. DP Challenge Nice Is as Nice Does/ Helping Hand | Living and Lovin
  21. Daily prompt: nice is as nice does | ferwam
  22. DP challenge: Kindness | Busy Mind Thinking
  23. stumbled | Musings from a practical mystic
  24. Nice Is as Nice Does | The Nameless One
  25. Another Moment of Kindness | Geek Ergo Sum
  26. Tell us about the nicest thing you’ve ever done. | LiteralGospel
  27. Daily Prompt: Being Nice | Paul Davis
  28. A Treat Dispenser… | Haiku By Ku
  29. Daily Prompt: Nice as Nice Does | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  30. Act of Kindness to change the World. | Chimerical Chicanery
  31. Body Dysmorphia | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  32. If I Had a Pass | A Good One
  33. Daily Writing Prompt | My Moment of Kindness | Sam Wight’s Blog
  34. Daily Prompt: Nice Is as Nice Does | Awl and Scribe
  35. Man’s Best Friend | L5GN
  36. When Niceness Meets the Sermon on the Mount | meanderedwanderings
  37. Is Nice The Meanest Word In The English Language? | froodian pseudoanalysis
  38. Nice is as Nice Does: The Jacket | The Shotgun Girls
  39. Why ? | Shadows Of The Divine
  40. Daily Prompt: Nice Is as Nice Does | littlegirlstory
  41. Daily Prompt:Kindness « Sithiram
  42. Lisa’s Kansa Muse
  43. Thank You Masked Man/ Daily Prompt | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  44. Daily Prompt: Nice Is As Nice Does | One Starving Activist
  45. Altruism and Survival | Stephanie auf Reisen
  46. I’m a Nice Person. But Why? | Read Me
  47. Kindness Conquers Loneliness….wp daily prompt | Daily Observations
  48. Daily Prompt: Being Nice! | All Things Cute and Beautiful
  49. I won’t lie – my first instinct was one of Oh Shit. | thoughtsofrkh
  50. Be True | Chasing A Dream
  51. Asking Is A Nice Thing! – Passionately Bored
  52. Nice, SuperNice | To Pursue Happiness
  53. Scha-wing! | The Playground
  54. Kindness of strangers | Mishe en Place
  55. On a clear day !! | The Seminary of Praying Mantis
  56. I’m Probably a Terrible Human Being | jigokucho
  57. Daily Prompt: Nice Is as Nice Does | Incidents of a Dysfunctional Spraffer
  58. Daily Prompt: Handling with Kindness, Restoring a Photo | Daily Prompt & Blogging Progress
  59. Creating RHV is probably the best thing I have done as a human | “The Ish,” presented by the Bohemian Rock Star
  60. Nice is as Nice Does | clean bliss
  61. Kindness Everyday | Finale to an Entrance
  62. HOW ABOUT A BISCUIT? | Serendipity
  63. Nice is as Nice does | Willow’s Corner
  64. Small Things vs. Big Things | Rima Hassan
  65. Daily Prompt: Nice is as Nice Does « Mama Bear Musings
  66. AN UNDERSTANDING SMILE | hastywords
  67. Practice Kindess? Let me count the ways. | Emotional Fitness
  68. Going for the Kill (# 2) | Rolbos ©
  69. On your own | browney237’s Blog
  70. Daily Prompt: Stay A While | Morrighan’s Muse
  71. Teach a Kid to Fish: Daily Post | Destino
  72. Paying it Forward « One Crazy Mom
  73. Meal Points for the Homeless | Nodus Tollens
  74. Daily Prompt: Nice is as Nice Does (thank you, Martha) | Occasional Stuff
  75. Daily Prompt Challenge ~ Kindness | soletusknow
  76. Nice Is As Nice Does, Only If: | Buzzy Beez Giftz
  77. Laudanum Tears | field of thorns
  78. Daily Prompt: Nice Is As Nice Does | Picayune Pieces
  79. Kindness | Artful Homesteader
  80. The nicest thing I’ve ever done. | Love.Books.Coffee.
  81. Nice Is A Matter Necessity


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