Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Precious.”

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It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday again and this weeks prompt is “precious.” Linda Hill has advised that we can use it anyway want and has issued an order to” have fun.” In that vein, if you would like to join the fun visit Linda’s blog and read the easy instructions. Here is Linda’s link. https://lindaghill.com/2018/10/12/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-oct-13-18/

Precious by John W. Howell © 2018

“This lady at the supermarket called me ‘precious.”‘

“What did you do?”

“What do you mean?”

“Around here if someone calls a person your age ‘precious’ it is not necessarily a compliment.”

“Oh really. I offered to help her with her bags is all.”

“Was she in a wheelchair?”

“No.”

“A walker?”

“How old was this lady?”

“I don’t know. About my age I guess.”

“Tell me what you said and what she said?”

“I said my those bags look heavy. Can I help you out with them?”

“A lady your age.”

“Yup.”

“What was her response.”

“Thank you no, I can manage.”

“So where does ‘precious’ come in?”

“I said, “But you look too delicate to handle such a load.”

“Oh my goodness. Now the ‘precious.”‘

“Yeah.”

“Okay give it to me.”

“Well, aren’t you precious.”

“That’s all?”

“A little more.”

“Go ahead.”

“She said, ‘I’m sure there is a little ole wife at home who needs your help. Why don’t you run along and give the little woman a hand?’ or something like that?”

“She call the manager?”

“No.”

“Well, that’s a break.”

“She showed me her gun.”

“What?”

“Yup. Seems she’s a police officer.”

“What did you do?”

“Put her bag back on the counter.”

“Anyone see all this?”

“Just Mrs. Murphy.”

“Radio Free Europe Murphy? The biggest gossip in town.”

“I guess.”

“We have no choice but to move.”

41 comments

  1. harmonykent · · Reply

    Too precious, John! Have a great weekend 😊

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    1. :-D. Thank you, Harmony. Have a good one as well.

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  2. Had to laugh at that one, John. Men these days can’t even try to be polite or it’s misconstrued, be nasty and you’re a typical man.
    As far as ‘precious’ goes for me, I could only think of Lord of the Rings “my precious”!

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    1. Ha ha ha. You are so right. I didn’t think of Lord of the Rings. Good one. 🙂

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      1. Certain my precious – wahaha

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      2. Wahaha is right.

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  3. That’s another find mess, John.

    Great job with this prompt. I like the Rsfio Free Europe reference, haven’t heard that in a while.

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    1. Thanks, Dan. I used to use that reference for folks who could not keep a secret. 😀

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      1. That’s pretty funny.

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  4. LOL! Yep, they’ll have to move. Good one, John. “Precious” makes me think of Silence of the Lambs…one of the scariest movies I’ve ever seen. 🙂 Happy Saturday!

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    1. I know right? I thought it was going to be a different kind of movie when I went to see it. What a shocker. I put your Happy Saturday greeting on the previous comment.

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      1. I checked under my bed for days after watching that movie!

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  5. Gwen Plano · · Reply

    Absolutely hilarious, John. The last line is priceless. 😀 I love starting the day with a chuckle! Thank you.

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    1. I’m glad I could give you a chuckle, Gwen. Thank you.

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  6. Love that nickname for Mrs. Murphy.

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    1. Says it all. Thanks, Charles.

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  7. Awww, John, I wish someone would offer to carry my shopping for me. I would treasure it as a precious memory and not think the person precious at all.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie. 😀

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  8. In a small town, this guy’s great-great-great grandchildren would be taunted by the word “precious”. It is why people move to the big city.

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    1. So true. Thanks, Greg. 😀

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  9. It’s a good humored dig at our modern society. No good deed goes without an inquiry of some kind.

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    1. So true, Craig. Thanks

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  10. Now that was really funny, John! 😅

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    1. Thanks, Jennie

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  11. Just…precious. You do these so very well. ♥

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray.

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  12. Absolutely NO choice but to move, Precious. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Jan

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  13. Too funny!!

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    1. Thank you, Laura

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    1. Thank you, Traci.

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      1. You’re welcome, John!

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  14. In Texas, “bless her heart” isn’t such a positive either. 🙂
    Good one, John

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    1. It is a good way to stay out of trouble though. “My goodness that child has her father’s big bone features, bless her heart.”

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