Wednesday Story Day – AKA Hump Day


Hump Day

It is Wednesday Story Time again, and last week we were witness to another moment where we had to wonder about Lucas’ motivation. We have all questioned whether or not he is what he seems to be. Well, now he seems pretty creepy. Let’s go back and see if he continues down this path.

“I said you are fired, and I mean it.”
“Who are you going to get to finish this house.”
“I can find anyone to do it.”
“At the miserable amount you are paying me?”
“You agreed to the wage. In fact, I asked you if you were okay with it.”
“I know I did. I needed the work is why.”
“and now you are out of work again.’
“Aw Mrs. Murphy. I really didn’t mean you were a lustful old cougar. I just said that as a joke.”
“Pretty bad joke calling a woman old.”
“If I had said ‘young cougar’ would you have laughed.”
“I would have thought it a bit more respectful.”
“I can see that. I’m so sorry. Please forgive me.”
“Well. If you promise to mind your manners, I could be persuaded to keep you on.”
“Believe me, Mrs. Murphy. You have been so kind I wouldn’t hurt your feelings for anything. I’ll be good I promise.”
“I promise.”
“Okay, Lucas. I’ll give you one more chance. “
“Thank you, thank you, Mrs. Murphy.”
“Would you like some more tea?”
“No, ma’am. I better get back to work. Time is money you know.”
“I know Lucas. Believe me, I know.”

“Well, you take care. I’ll be out on that ladder.”

“You be careful up there. Don’t want to see you get hurt.”

“Aw  thank you, I will.”

“And Lucas.”

“Yes, ma’am.”

“You can take that shirt off. It’s hot out there.”

“Yes, ma’am. Thank you, ma’am.”


  1. Well, that was a bit less threatening at least. After the last par,t I’m going to wonder, though. Garfield is helping I see. 😀 — Suzanne

    1. Yes. Garfield is the canary in the mine.

  2. These are fun. I enjoy the weekly installment format.

    1. Thanks, Phil. 🙂

    1. Thank you. 🙂

  3. Good gracious… that ole widder woman sure does run hot n cold. What the ‘tar nation is goin’ on here, John? I figure I can read it again at dinner time (lunch). 😉
    Have a wonderful Wednesday my friend. Mega hugs.

    1. We all have to wonder what the ‘tar nation.’ LOL Teagan. Thanks. 😀

  4. Well, I wonder who’s playing who for a fool now..They seem to have taken each other’s measure.

    1. Birds of a feather. Thanks, David.

  5. Hmm. Making irrational, treatening statements, then claiming he didn’t mean it, that it was taken out of context. Sounds familiar. He could go far.

    1. Yup. He is destined for great things.

  6. This is so odd…but in a good way. 🙂 What’s the deal with the shirt? I’m laughing at Teagan’s comment.

    1. Metaphor for lust. Thanks, Jill

  7. That got settled rather smoothly, but one never knows with these stories. Is there such a thing as a young cougar?

    1. Not sure myself. I think Mrs. Murphy thinks cougar is a compliment.

      1. I never figured out if it was or not. Seems it could go both ways.

  8. Gwen Plano · ·

    Hmmm, I’m with Garfield…these characters are a bit bipolar or at least half crazy, shirts on or off. 🙂

    1. Garfield is the great prognosticator. Thanks, Gwen

  9. I’m afraid youth is in the eye of the beholder. To me, a person who is 50, is young. To a teenager, that same person seems ancient. That Lucas certainly is a charmer! Well done, John!

    1. Thanks, John. he is isn’t he? 🙂

  10. Offended by “old” but not necessarily “cougar” – At least she’s keeping her shirt on. There are too many ways for this to go from here, and I’m not sure any involve painting a house.

    1. Ha ha ha. I think I better get Lucas to do the house and then we can move on from there. Thanks, Dan

      1. Lucas seems like one of those characters who may not listen to you , John.

      2. You may be right.

  11. Hmm. And things flip-flop again. You are definitely keeping us on the hook and wondering, John.
    Great job!

    1. Thanks, Mae. 😀

  12. Methinks the lady doth protest too much.

    She’s a dirty old broad. Love this story!

  13. Another turn, maybe Lucas has been around too many paint fumes.

    1. I think he say his money going out the window. Notice how he had a short fuse and then came under control. He has psychological symptoms. Thanks, Craig

  14. Okay – so Lucas isn’t a creeper? Maybe?

    1. Mmmmmm. I’m not so sure. Stand by.

  15. The widow is the kind of client you love to hate. One minute she wants one thing, and the next it’s something else. There’s no pleasing this gal, Lucas. Best to get that painting done fast and head back over to Alice’s for more sweet tea!

    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks,Debbie.

  16. Lucas just got a lesson in Manners 101. Never call a woman old even if she is. 🙂 But, the widow…well, she seems to be obsessed with Lucas’ shirt staying off. 🙂 Good work, John.

    1. Yeah, that shirt.

  17. Was hoping for something a bit more…*cough*
    Nice job, John

    1. Well you know. Um well see its like this erm. To be honest I ah well uh.

      1. I’m familiar with this tongue you speak. 😉

  18. I missed a week…or two. I need to catch up!

    Loved the Garfield comic. “)

    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks. 😀

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