Wednesday Story Day – AKA Hump Day

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Wednesday again and time to continue the story. Last week we came to understand that Alexis parents are more concerned with Ben’s intentions than with his desire to blow up a building. We also saw the familiar “dad said it was okay ” way children try to get their way. I don’t know about you, but I find these parents to be a little weird. Let’s go back and join the group.

“Would you like more pizza Mrs. Worthe?”

“No thank you, Ben. My limit is one and I have finished my piece. You go ahead though it doesn’t appear as if you have any limits.”

“Mom you are starting the Victoria nasty again.”

“Alexis. How many times have I asked you not to use my name with  strangers.”

“Ben is not a stranger mom.”

“Well, he is not part of the family so we must consider him covered by the stranger rule.”

“Mom let’s just drop it okay?”

“If you have no respect for my feelings okay drop it.”

“Ben and I want to go to the plant and pick up some C4. You think tomorrow is okay?”

“I still want to talk to your father. Blowing up buildings is dangerous, and I’m not sure you two have the skills to do it safely.”

“Mrs. Worthe I can assure you I know what I’m doing. Believe me I would not want to hurt a hair on Alexis’ head.”

“That is easy for you to say, Benjamin. A mother has to be sure.”

“Mom Ben has done some demolitions, and he is excellent.”

“Alexis please do me the courtesy of allowing a discussion with your father. So that I can sleep at night knowing you are safe. If I don’t have the discussion, you can just get your C4 someplace else.”

“You know there is no other place that is safe.”

“Yes I do Alexis. So humor me.”

“Yes, mother.”


  1. I think I need some time to process this…

    1. Yes. Look over the countryside while processing it will help.

  2. I want mom in the building when it goes John…just sayin.

    1. Second the motion.

    2. And this motion has been seconded. All in favor say aye.

  3. LOL, I love the treatment that it’s “just another day” type of thing to them. John you paint such rich characters in so few words. Hugs!

    1. Thanks, Teagan. HUG back

  4. Kind of with the idea of having the mom in the building. She just reeks of annoying snob and control freak to me.

    1. She is all of that and more.

  5. I’m with everybody else, John…the mom needs to be in the building when it goes. Haven’t we all known people just like her, more’s the pity?!

    1. Reminds me of my ex-mother​ in law now that I think about it. Yeah, she needs to get blown away.

  6. Whoa! Hold up there. Let’s get mom out of the building.

    1. You are the only one who wants to save her.

      1. Maybe I’m the only mom/mother-in-law here.

      2. That would explain it.

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