Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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Post 1641. Wednesday November 29







‘Why’s that old toilet in your shed Maisie?’

‘It was Bill’s Pru. He died on it you know’.

‘Really?’

‘Yes Pru. He loved his downstairs toilet’

Did he?’

‘Yes . No one else was allowed to use it, not even me Pru ‘

‘No’

‘Yes. Every morning he read the newspaper in there’

‘Did he?’

‘Yes. One day the toilet paper ran out, and later I found the celebrity gossip pages were missing!’

‘Oh!’

‘I wanted it to be his gravestone’

‘Good idea’

'Yes, but the council said no’

‘No?’

‘Yes. So I’m going to put it in the garden with a plant in it. I hope next door’s kids don’t water it for me!’

‘Haha, funny!’

'Yes, haha!



Thanks Rochelle for hosting and What's His Name for the photo
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As I'm a bit pushed for time today I've taken the unusual step of resurrecting this little tale that I posted a while back. Not many people read it then so I'm hoping for better luck this time round!


55 comments:

  1. Dying on it is not always funny. People who get a myocardial infarction feel the need to visit the loo frequently, and this can happen.

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    1. Consider me suitably chastised Reena, no offence intended.

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  2. I'm sure you wrote this to entertain, Keith. We shouldn't take fiction too seriously, Reena! I enjoyed reading it.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. I did indeed Susan! Thanks for coming to my defense!

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  3. Dear Keith,

    You're good with the monument unless the neighbor kid decides to fertilize it. ;) Cute story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    https://rochellewisoff.com/2017/11/29/1-december-2017/

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    1. I think that's her main concern Rochelle! Thanks so much.

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  4. Memorializing one's spouse with a toilet. Huh. I wonder how good their marriage was?

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  5. I think I'd find something else to keep around for sentimental reasons.

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    1. Me too but each to their own! Thanks James

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  6. As long as neighbors don't fertilize it, I think it will be ok. :D

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    1. Knowing those naughty kids I wouldn't be in the least bit surprised! Cheers Lore

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  7. Guess the council has no sense of humour...

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  8. See that's the trouble with councils - couldn't contemplate thinking outside the box. Unlike you, my friend.

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  9. Well, at least it will trult unique - makes a change from a bench in the park with a plaque on it! Nice Keith

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    1. Yes, benches are a bit boring! Thanks Lynn

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  10. A bit of natural fertilisation won't hurt the plant, good fun Keith :-)

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    1. Nice way of putting it Iain! Cheers my friend.

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  11. I like the variable long sentence, short comment. The story is appealing as well.
    Mine: https://kindredspirit23.wordpress.com/2017/11/29/friday-fictioneers-a-memory-a-fear-glad-i-am-older/
    Scott

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    1. Thanks Scott. I'll see you at yours later.

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  12. Duchamp would have approved, I think!

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  13. Yes, i can imagine the rest of the city woudn't want a toilet for a headstone, it would look rather our of place. It's a fun story!

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    1. You are probably right, but I'd love to see it! Thanks mimi

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  14. Good one. Not sure I'd want a toilet in my garden though.

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    1. It could be useful if you were caught short whilst weeding! Thanks Denise.

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  15. That was genuinely funny, Keith.

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    1. I'm delighted you found it so so neel, thank you

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  16. Well, you have to honor a man's throne.

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  17. That is truly out of box or ....

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  18. Truth often mirrors fiction. My daughter and her husband used a toilet bowl as a planter in their garden.

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    1. I had one outside the door of my pub when I was a landlord and that was what came to mind when I saw the picture.

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  19. Whoever thinks counselors are just a bunch of jokers should meet your crew. 😉 Entertaining as always, Keith.

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    1. Haha! Indeed they should. thanks Christine.

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  20. Haha. A memorial loo - I can understand council's concerns. They would be similar to hers re the children next door.

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    1. That could be behind their reasoning! Thanks Irene.

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  21. Horribly funny in its rendition. Brilliant in its conception. Laughed my way through!

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    1. Wow, such praise. Thank you so much Sabina

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  22. A toilet with some real history behind it :-)

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    1. It's seen a thing or two in its time! Cheers Alistair.

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  23. This is lots of fun, Keith. A fun take on the prompt.

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    1. I fancied a bit of light relief this week! Thanks Alicia

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  24. Cute story, Keith. I understand her worry. Kids don't always want to stop playing to come all the way inside. My son was caught watering some bushes once. The problem was explained to him. :D --- Suzanne

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  25. Love the thought... and I do love to read on the toilet. Not sure about the use of it as headstone though

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  26. Dear Neil, Loved your story - It is always fun to read yours! Merry Christmas!

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