Monday, June 05, 2017
Percy Runs With Idea
Percy: All right, you guys, listen up! You've all had turns posting lately. It's my turn today!
Merci: What are you going to post about?
Percy: Whatever I want! Uh ... do you have any ideas?
Merci: Mmmm, let me think a moment. I know! We can post on why Jan abandoned us last Thursday.
Percy: Oh, right. But remind me again, why did she abandon us?
Merci: It was one of those rare times Jan was invited anywhere besides Walmart, church, Walmart, Toastmasters, Walmart ... and did I mention Walmart? She often longs to get out of town for different scenery.
Percy: That's right. She has said that a few thousand times or more.
Merci: Well, her friend Teresa took her to lunch at Brian's Buffet in Griffin.
Percy: So she abandoned us to stuff her face?
Merci: Yep! And as Jan has said a number of times, you never know who you will meet when you get out of the house.
Percy: Who are these people in the photo?
Merci: Elsie (left) and Darlene (background) work for Brian's Buffet. And Teresa is on the right. As soon as she saw the camera, Teresa started scooting out of photo range, but Jan has a fast trigger finger.
Percy: These ladies look familiar.
Merci: Elsie and Darlene were in the other picture. They were so sweet and helpful and even told Jan they wouldn't mind if we post their pictures on our blog.
Percy: If they like to be helpful, they could come to our town and serve us furries our meals. I'm sure they wouldn't just slap the dishes down in front of us. Unlike Jan, they'd sprinkle in a little catnip or something tasty, I'm sure.
Merci: Elsie has written two books for children, Thank God for My Stepfather and Are You Man? According to her bio on Amazon - "Elsie was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti ... was inspired to write this fable by her great-grandmother, who couldn't read or write but shared her stories in the hopes that one day they would be passed on. Elsie speaks and writes English, French, and Creole..."
Percy: She sounds very talented. Has Jan read her books?
Merci: No, she just learned of them the other day and we don't have any children in this house to read them to.
Percy: Doesn't Marcus qualify as a bratty kid Jan could read to?
Merci: Can you picture Marcus sitting still long enough for Jan to read him a story? He couldn't even stop talking that long.
Percy: Thanks for the idea, Merci. My post is finished. All I needed was an idea and I ran with it.
Merci: I think you ran with more than an idea. I think you conned me into writing a post for you.
(Hey, Elsie & Darlene, if/when you see this, there is a contact form in our left sidebar. Send us a message with an email address and we'll send you a copy of the pictures.)