Wednesday, January 03, 2018

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Post 1660. Wednesday January 3

Friday Fictioneers




As this is my first post of 2018 I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you all ...

Bonne Année! Gleðilegt nýtt ár! Heri ya mManigong Bagong Taon! Waka mpya! Buon anno! Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! Xin Nian Kuai Le! けましておめでとう, 0 San Nin! Fai Lok! ¡Feliz Año Nuevo! Mutlu yıllar! Sťastný nový rok! Godt nytår! Hyvää uutta vuotta! Godt nytt år! Szczesliwego Nowego Roku! Feliz Ano Novo! S novym godom!

...or in other words... A HAPPY NEW YEAR!




Gaitera Ball


Oh hello! She’s got me hanging out the washing again. She’s obsessed with cleaning you know. Yesterday she washed the washing machine because it’d had dirty clothes in it. Last week she complained this garden looked dirty. It’s made of dirt I said!

She even accuses me of being dirty. Me...dirty! “Wash your hands, take off those mucky clothes, get your muddy shoes off the upholstery, when did you last change your underwear? You’ve got a dirty laugh and a filthy mind”

If I outlive her, I’m insisting one song be played at her funeral. Mud, mud, glorious mud! All together now…..








 Thanks Rochelle for hosting and Roger Bultot for the photo.

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  1. I remember that song

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    1. Wow, you were quick - the ink's stll wet on my monitor sscren! I used to sing thst song to my kids - I might sing it again next time I see them! Cheers Neil.

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  2. I'm caught between agreeing with her and wishing she would stop going on about it! Nice one Keith, and a Happy New Year.

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    1. I'm only pleased it's fiction! Have a great 18 Iain.

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  3. Dear Keith,

    Washing the washing machine might go beyond obsessive. Cute story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. ...but it had dirty clothes in it! Cheers Rochelle

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  4. I have a friend who acts as though she is still living in the 1950's with a coal furnace and dirt roads. Makes me crazy.

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    1. Spare me an introduction - one is enough! Thanks Denise

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  5. Enjoyed your post. As someone said of a relative once, "She's going to die of cleanliness."
    Watch it she doesn't OD you on Mr Clean.😃

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    1. Now there's a worrying thought! Cheers Christine

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  6. I think that she might be a bit obsessive... but dirt in the sofa is bad also in my book.

    Gott nytt år

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  7. Hi Keith - love that song .. and have used it in my blog when one of the blogging young was very ill ... everyone then said they had earworms!! Now I do too ... cheers and all the best for the coming year - Hilary

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    1. I remember the Flanders and Swan original like it was yesterday! Now I've made myself sound really old! Happy New Year Hilary

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  8. Mud glorious mud I used to love it. I do like this story.

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  9. She needs to pay more attention to him and less to the dirt. She will miss both if she outlives him.

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    1. A very good point - I'll pass your wise words to to her mimi!

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  10. Well... that takes obsessive-compulsive to a whole new level... I would go nuts with her!

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    1. ...don't forget to put the shells in the bin! Cheers Dale.

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  11. Ha ha ha ha ha. That was so much fun, and such a zany song. Absolutely loved it!

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    1. Starting the new year with a smile! I'm delighted you liked it.

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  12. She would drive me nuts, I reckon! Happy new year!

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    1. Thank goodness it's fiction! We wouldn't last five minutes together! Cheers Alistair

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  13. Washing the washing machine. I never thought of that... there's something to do this afternoon. :)

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  14. When she dies, I wonder how she is going to respond to being buried in the 'dirt'? Might have to give her a burial at sea :) Playful story, Keith :)

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    1. She's not going to have a choice in the matter! Thank you so much for dropping by.

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  15. The ultimate revenge! Fun tale Keith

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    1. It is indeed! Glad you liked the story if not the irritating song Lynn

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  16. Fun story, KEith, but I resisted clicking on the song - I get more than enough ear worms as it is! Happy New Year.

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    1. Very wise - once you've heard it, it plays in your mind for the rest of the day! Cheers liz.

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  17. We all need a bit of dirt to keep the immune system on its toes. I clean the washine too sometimes.

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    1. I totally agree. Everything is too clean today. Thanks for dropping by Jane.

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  18. Hahaha!Loved this and a wonderful revenge😈

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  19. I'm sure I know her favorite Shakespeare quote... Out, damn spot! Out, I say!

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    1. Haha! You could well be right Trent. Cheers and thank you

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  20. Dear Keith,
    She certainly has an aversion to dirt. But a filthy mind? Who would ever accuse you of that? - Russell

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    1. I know, what a preprosperous suggestion! Thanks Russell

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  21. LOL. That was how many of us grew up but at least we were able to go out and be kids and get dirty. I remember that song too. Fun story.

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    1. I still like getting dirty! Pleased to have amused you Irene.

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  22. She reminds me of my wife, though Shey isn't quite so bad. I wash my hands so often now, my skin is drying out. ;)

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    1. Unfortunately she slipped whilst washing the toilet, grabbed the handle and flushed herself away! Now I never have to wash my hands! Cheers EA

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  23. This was so funny, so wonderful and such a lovely take on the prompt. Even I can’t quite get along with cleanliness freaks.
    I loved that song. Thanks. 🙂

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  24. I loved this, Keith and really liked the song. Part of the song are probably going to be replaying in my head now. Good writing. :D --- Suzanne

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    1. I'm pleased you like the song, especially as you are now stuck with it! Cheers Suzanne

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  25. Happy New Year 2018! :) --- Suzanne

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  26. Getting dirty is..um...was fun!!!
    Mine: https://kindredspirit23.wordpress.com/2018/01/05/disappearing-act/
    Scott

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  27. Clever story. From white 'sheets' to a muddy hippo. You will never be without story ideas. I thoroughly enjoyed it, Keith

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    1. I sincerely hope they don't stop coming! Happy New Year Susan

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  28. i think she'd likely outlive him by a mile just to keep him company. :)

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  29. As someone who has washed my washing machine I feel compelled to come to her defence. Until she stopped me to take off my muddy shoes at her doorstep first. Always enjoy your funny stories and your witty comments, Keith! Happy New Year to you too.

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    1. Thanks so much for your delightful comment Fatima. Happy New Year

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  30. Oh, Keith! I'm laughing out loud while listening to the song, which I've never heard before :)

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    1. I'm pleased. It's a song I grew up with and once heard it's never forgotten! Please accept my apologies!!!

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  31. Great fun! I wonder what song she would play at his funeral!

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    1. Delighted to have amused you Dawn, thank you.

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  33. Happy 2018. A nice take on OCD.

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  34. ... nthing quite like it for cooling the blood...
    fun post!

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    1. ...so follow me follow, down to the hollow....! Cheers Dan.

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  35. hahahahha OMG I totally understand her point of view. My partner mows the lawn and tramps cut grass all through the living room, does my head in. Great to see it from the other side Keith

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