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Friday, 25 October 2013

Darlings


“Darling?”

“Yes darling?”

“Be a dear and put the kettle on darling.”

“A dear, darling?”

“Yes darling, a dear.”

“Well, which is it darling?”

“Which is what, darling?”

“Is it a dear... or a darling? I mean, I can't be both at the same time, can I darling?

“I suppose not honeybunch.”

“DARling.....”

“What? Oh, sorry, yes it's a dear, definitely a dear. Be a dear and put the kettle on, would you please dear?”

“Yes, of course darling.”

“Thank you sweetheart.”

There was a resounding CLANG as the kettle hit him smack between the eyes.


©2013 Stephen. J. Green.

30 comments:

  1. I laughed out loud, which I haven't done in a while. Thanks!

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    1. You're welcome David, I'm glad that it gave you a chuckle. :-)

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  2. Well, she did put the kettle on. Simply put it on him.

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    1. Heheh! Yeah, I wonder if it will fit him to a tea? :-)

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  3. Ha! Not sure he deserved that but what fun! :)

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    1. Heheh! I think maybe he should have stuck with "Dear". :-)

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  4. Not only could she not be both at the same time, it appears she can't be either one. Nice work.

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    1. Thanks Tim. Your comment gave me a smile too. :-)

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  5. Wasn't expecting that last line. Thanks for the laugh.

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    1. Hi Rebecca, it's lovely to hear from you, I'm glad that the story gave you a chuckle. :-)

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  6. That's one way to settle an argument!

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    1. It sure is, I'll bet he would rather have had the cuppa though. :-)

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  7. Is this what they mean by "kill your darlings"? CLANG!

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    1. Heheh! Nah, just a few bruises is all. :-)

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  8. Ouch! Didn't see that coming. I suppose, neither did he.

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  9. This reads like a Monty Python sketch that never happened!

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    1. Y'know Katherine, the more I think about that, the more I like it. :-)

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  10. Oh God, she's a harsh one ain't she? Smacked the darlings and the dears out of him :D
    Fun read Steve!

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    1. Thanks Cindy.

      It's a good job he didn't start off with "Be a dear and iron my shirt, darling." Isn't it? :-)

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  11. He should've just stuck with darling. Funny stuff, Steve.

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    1. Thanks Richard, I think maybe his learning curve just steepened rather rapidly. :-)

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    1. Hi Henrietta, thank you for stopping by, and for the very encouraging comment. :-)

      I hope the story gave you a chuckle or two. :-)

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    1. Hiya Helen, I hope this brought a giggle or two your way. :-)

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