Wednesday, November 08, 2017

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Post 1632. Wednsday November 8

Friday Fictioneers



As I jumped from the bus holding my wife's shopping list, the wind snatched it, slapped it against a car windscreen and it was gone. I needed to phone home but being desperate for a pee, I thought I’d call from the public loo. Whilst attempting to single-handedly dial, I dropped my mobile into the toilet. The auto-flush kicked in and it was gone.

I decided to drown my sorrows a the pub.

'This list just landed on my windscreen' I heard a bloke say to his friend.

Ah, that’s mi........’  I shouted, knocking over my beer as I watched him throw it on the log fire.

I walked out and got the next bus home.



Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and Marie Gail Stratford the photo.


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  1. Haha! Poor guy, he couldn't catch a break. Good one, Keith.

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    1. I'm sure we all have days like that! Cheers Varad.

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  2. Dear Keith,

    I feel guilty laughing at the poor fella's plight. But...haha. Very good.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    https://rochellewisoff.com/2017/11/08/10-november-2017-2/

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    1. Just remind yourself it's fiction, then laughing at him isn't so naughty! Thanks Rochelle.

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  3. I dread to imagine the scene in his living room tonight.:)

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  4. We've all had those days. When it happens to me, i quote Bugs Bunny who would say, "I shoulda stood in bed!"

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    1. Hehe! 'Gee, ain't I a stinker?' Cheers mimi.

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  5. Ha, it won't get any better when he gets home to his wife either. Great fun.

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    1. I wouldn't want to be in his shoes - or trousers - that's for sure! Cheers Iain.

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  6. All in all, I think he's safer at home this particular day. Sounds like his luck has truly run out.

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  7. One of those days .... Enjoyed this hilarious piece.

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  8. I'm laughing, but I'm betting his wife isn't :)

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  9. Was it that big a deal in the first place? :)

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    1. You haven't met his missus! Cheers Reena

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  10. Hi Keith - I thought men only did one thing at a time?! Explains why most do ... and why they should - fun story ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Muktitasking is not for me! Thanks Hilary

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  11. This definitely wasn't his day. Hope his wife is understanding.

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  12. Some days you just need to go back to bed and forget about attempting anything! Nice catalogue of catastrophe, Keith

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    1. I would call and suggest it but he hasn't got a phone! Cheers Lynn.

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  13. Sounds like punishment for regarding the shopping list as "his wife's". Maybe it's time to become a new man and see their shopping needs as shared. Then again, maybe they'd have to share the trips to the pub?
    A good story; I felt for the poor soul.

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    1. I absolutely agree! Thanks for your comment.

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  14. Keith, this is fnatastic!! We've all had days like that and for some of us, that's our life. We ust can't seem to break free from all those interconnected disasters. Sometimes, that's also thanks to ourselves and not just having a sense of bad luck. That we are the authors of our own nightmares. I am trying to follow the scout motto these days: "always be prepared". It helps.
    xx Rowena

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    1. 'Authors of our own nightmares', so true. Thank you for your wise words Rowena.

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  15. Haha. One thing after another. Thats life. Loved his phone going down to the automatic flush.

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    1. ...a chain of disasters! I hoped I waasn't tempting fate when I wrote it! Cheers Irene.

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  16. This day needs a reset button. Or at least the missus' morning needs an erase!

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    1. How modern - I'd just go back to bed! Cheers Sheena

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  17. He needs to stay in bed until his run of bad luck is at an end :-)

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    1. Whether it would be the same bed as his wife or not, I'm not sure! Thank you Alistair.

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  18. Oh man, that's one of those days when it isn't safe to get out of bed. He probably shouldn't go anywhere near things more dangerous than pillows. Fun story!

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    1. Delighted to have amused you kind sir!

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  19. LOLOL .... no luck on that day for him. Perhaps, it's best he go home before something worse happens.
    Fun story ....
    Isadora ��

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  20. Oh no! Don't you just hate those sort of days? :)

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. I often find that if one thing goes wrong, others follow! Thanks Susan.

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  21. Who was this guy? Shall we call him Calamity Keith?
    A fun read - Russell

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    1. Pretty well sums him up! Cheers Russell.

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  22. He's lucky his pocket wasn't picked as well!

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    1. It could be he just hasn't noticed yet! Thanks liz.

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  23. Oh the poor bugger... and I bet, to top off the day, the wife won't believe a word of it!

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  24. Really well executed tale. Sympathies extended to the poor sod.

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    1. Thanks so much Christine. I'll pass on your sympathies!

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  25. That's why I make my lists on my phone :D Made me laugh - thanks Keith

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    1. Unforunately, he lost his phone too so that wouldn't have helped him much! Thanks Dahlia.

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  26. I really like the Buster Keaton style energy of your tale - found it so visual.

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    1. That hadn't occured to me, but now you come to mention it...! Cheers WWD

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  27. What an awful day! I hope he makes it homje alright.

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    1. I'd like to think he did! Thanks Alice

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  28. He's definitely not having a good day. Great story!

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    1. He's had better! Thanks for dropping by.

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  29. Ah! gee what bad Luck! I chuckled at the start then kept shaking my head, thinking, he probably should not have gotten out of bed that day.

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  30. Very funny -- I can see myself in this story. In fact, I think I have been.

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