Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt Apparent/A Parent

Stream Of Consciousness Saturday

If it is Saturday, then it must be Stream of Consciousness time. This week’s prompt is Apparent/A Parent. Linda Hill says we can use both or either. Don’t you love the smell of freedom in the morning? If you would like to join in the fun, go to Linda’s site and learn how. Here is the link.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 7/16

Apparent/A Parent by John W. HowellΒ Β© 2016

“So which one did you chose?”

“I think it’s apparent if you think about it.”

“Apparent huh. Think about it huh. So you going to make me guess?”

“I think that would be fun. Give it a try.”

“Okay, I’ll play one time. I guess Harvard.”

“Wrong. Try again.”

“I said I was only going to play one time. You wanted to go to Harvard. What happened?”

“To tell you the truth a parent talked me out of it.”

“A parent? What the hell does that mean?”

“My dad asked me to consider all the schools before I made my choice.”

“Yeah so?”

“So, I looked at each one carefully and weighed all the pros and cons.”

“I know you can get into any school you choose so I’ll say MIT.”

“Nope. That one did rank up there, though.”




“Too far.”


“No, I don’t think you will get it so let me just tell you.”

“Now we’reΒ getting somewhere. Where for heaven’s sake?”

“Hoboken Barber College.”

“Uh. Say again.”

“Hoboken Barber College.”

“Barber College? You nuts?”

“No. Think of it. I will be out in three months and will be making good money cutting hair. My dad will be happy because I won’t be going to Harvard. He’s a Yale man you know.”

“You can’t be serious?”

“How did it sound?”

“Like you need to have some rest time in a rest home.”

“So when I lay that on my dad, do you think he will still have a problem with Harvard?”

“No wonder you have so many scholarships.”

“Good huh?”

“Yeah, great provided your dad doesn’t have a heart attack.”

“Naw. He runs marathons.”


“It’s apparent he can take it. Go for it.”



  1. I like starting the weekend with a laugh. Thanks John.

    1. I like folks starting the weekend with a laugh. Thanks, Dan.

  2. We need more Barbers in the world. Nice job, John! Happy Saturday!

    1. Thanks Jill. Happy Saturday to you. *Sung to the tune of Billy Joel’s Piano Man*

  3. LOL. You’re not just crafty, John. You have a purely devious side.
    And Hoboken is such a wonderfully amusing name for a place. It always makes my hold back a giggle. Maybe I should move there… everyone must be chuckling. Nah… too cold in NY. πŸ˜€ Saturday hugs!

    1. Thanks Teagan. I always chuckle on Hoboken as well. I wonder if the residents think it is as funny as we outsiders. I’m guessing no. Hugs.

  4. Dang. I was hoping for Clown College.

  5. Bee Halton · ·

    Hahahahahaaaaaa clearly a genius at work πŸ˜‰

    1. I would say. Thanks Bee.

  6. Yup – barbers will always be wanted, even if the Yul Brynner look’s in vogue πŸ˜‰

    1. Need someone to polish the cue ball.

    2. Need to polish the cure ball. πŸ™‚

  7. The next wall street scammer is born.

  8. Might be wiser than those who major in something where they can’t possibly find a job — or earn enough money to pay back those student loans.

    1. Yeah like creative writing.

    2. Yeah, like creative writing

  9. I suppose three months is a lot cheaper than three years. Still I don’t believe Daddy will be happy. Barber College doesn’t compare to Yale.
    Too funny, John. πŸ˜€

    1. I think daddy will bust an artery

      1. O.u.c.h. πŸ˜€

    2. Daddy will bust a gut.

      1. I can imagine. I know I would. o_O

  10. I always feel so conscious when I visit here on Saturdays, John.
    Wonder how that happened?

    1. Must be the title. Ha ha ha. πŸ™‚

  11. You can teach him how to make short cuts in marathons.

    1. Or cuts through the strawberry patch. A strawberry shortcut.

  12. Hehehe. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks. Love your hehehe

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