Stream of Consciousness Saturday

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It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again. This week’s prompt is “beef.” Linda the benevolent has allowed we poor souls to use the prompt anyway we want. If you would like to join in, the fun, visit Linda’s lair site and jump in.

Beef by John W. Howell © 2015

“Don’t give me that where’s the beef stuff.”

“What? I haven’t said a word.’

“I know, but you were about to say it.”

“You don’t know that.”

“I’ve been around you long enough to know exactly what’s on your mind.”

“I promise I was not going to say where’s the beef?

“Okay then. What  do you think of my story?”

“The story you asked me to read?”

“No the one in the New York Times. YES, the one I asked you to read.”


“I knew it. You didn’t like it.”

“I didn’t say that.”

“You didn’t say you liked it.”

“You didn’t give me a chance.”

I would think a simple I liked it could be the first thing out of your mouth.”

“That would be if I liked it.”


“There seems to be a little bit missing.”

“Missing. What’s missing?”

“You talk about a sesame bun, lettuce, tomato, and special sauce.”

“Yeah, that’s true.”

“Er, it would make sense to talk about two all beef patties then.”

“Arg. I knew it. You are so conventional. Can’t you see the metaphor?”

“In a word. No.”

“Say it.”

“As much as it hurts me to say it. Where’s the beef?”



  1. Puts me in mind af a restaurant conversation: Waiter – How did you find the beef, Sir?. Customer – I just looked under a chip, and there it was!

  2. Some things are inevitable. Now I want a burger.

    1. I know what you mean.

  3. Good one John. Even though I knew it was coming, you twisted it in. I really enjoy these conversations.

    1. Thanks. Couldn’t get the beef thing out of my head.

  4. LOL. Sometimes, even at the very beginning of a conversation, you know you just can’t win..
    All this beef stuff is making me hungry. Thank goodness there’s some in the freezer.
    Mega hugs!

    1. Mange is the word. Hugs back.

  5. They could have asked, “Where’s the vegan burger?” [shudder]

  6. Thanks for making me laugh out loud – again! 😉

    1. Always a good thing. 🙂

  7. This reminds me of the commercial made years ago, when the senior wanted to know, ‘Where’s the beef?’ A great laugh for a Saturday afternoon. Thanks, John.

    1. That’s the one. 🙂

      1. Ha ha. Everytime I hear those words, that quaint lady pops into my head, voice and all.

  8. Well done, John! And thanks for a needed chuckle to start my weekend in style!

  9. “Brought at smile,” she said, hungrily standing in line at . . .

    1. Thank you. You want that super sized?

  10. Hahaha! Wasn’t that a Wendy’s commercial? 😉
    …wait, lair? You make me sound so … seductive. 😛

    1. Better that than…..

      1. Than…
        Never mind. Maybe it’s better I don’t know. 😛 hehe

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