Sunday, June 05, 2016

Sunday's Whirligig

Posted Sunday May 5

For this week’s Whirligig Old Egg has provided us with twelve words of which I have used eleven. They are:- glances, cheek, pouts, small, spirit, limp, months, letting (letter), softens (softly), tight and scar.





I hadn't seen my friend Rosey for a couple of months,  then I bumped into her in town the other day. Literally! Well, almost; actually she bumped into me. She was walking with a limp and I asked her why. She said she'd hurt her wrist (I know what you are thinking - don't ask, I didn't!) She showed me a nasty scar.

It seems that she posted a letter the other day, then realised she'd left the stamp off the envelope, and so she pushed her hand through the slot to try and retrieve it. Not only did she fail in her attempt, but her hand refused to exit the orifice and stuck tight. Needless to say, her predicament attracted a few curious glances from passers-by, one of whom offered to call the post office for assistance. A postman duly turned up and after opening the flap or door whatever it's called, attempted to break Rosey free to no avail. He was a bit grumpy so Rosey put on her best dampened-spirits look hoping to gain a bit more sympathy. At that moment, a passing police car screeched to a halt and PC Plod came across to see what was going on. He warned her that she could be 'arrested for attempted theft from a Royal Mail postbox'. Rosey adopted her well practiced plaintive pout and forced a small tear down her cheek. It worked and he let her off with a caution. Moments later a fire engine arrived. Suddenly her predicament turned from difficult to interesting as a handsome fireman had a go at freeing her hand by grasping twisting and shoving it - or softly caressing it in Rosey’s version of events! Guess what happened next. Yes, an ambulance appeared. To cut what is becoming a long story short, between all three emergency services they eventually managed to cut her free, destroying the letter box in the process. 

By the way, they found her letter. She had in fact attached a stamp all along.

* To read seventy more stories about My Friend Rosey click HERE

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20 comments:

  1. What a turn of events. Sometimes one finds it rather embarrassing when an innocent intention turns out to be something serious. Chuckles! Like the humor behind this Keith! And humor is difficult to create!

    Hank

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    1. ...fortunately no so difficult when Rosey appears on the scene! Thanks Hank.

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  2. Hi Keith - well us females need all sorts of ploys to get hold of a handsome fireman!! Loved the story and as Hank says a good chuckle ... happy Sunday now it's warming up down here -cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks Hilary. I'm going to make the most of Summer's sudden arrival! Who knows how long it will last?

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  3. Dear dear Rosey we can only dream of your good luck when it comes to mopping up 'disasters' - good to have you back

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    1. To find good in every situation is an enviable gift!

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  4. I nearly wet myself laughing at this and I am pretty sure she would have felt the same way with the time they took to free her.

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    1. I'm glad you said 'nearly'! I would hate to been the cause of a urinary malfunction!

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  5. Rosey, precious Rosey, you have the knack.... *grin*

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    1. That's one word for it! Thanks Shadow

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    1. Typical of my friend Rosey! Thanks Susan.

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  7. Oh Rosey! Letter writing can be harmful! Send an e-mail next time! Mind you... keeping your hand to yourself would also work!! I hope the scars... both emotional and physical, are soon healed! ;-)

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    1. Unfortunately there is no telling Rosey! I will pass your message on though. Thanks Aj

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  8. There must be easier ways to seduce a fireman.I hope Rosey thinks he is worth all this trouble:)

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    1. If you've been following Rosey over the past 9 years you'll know she'd try anything!

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  9. Excellent story! You gave me a grin. I hope she's no longer limping. Heh...

    Beautiful pictures followed, by the way! I really want to visit.

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    1. She soon bounced back Darla! Glad you like my local beach

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