Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt Sap/Sep/Sip/Sop/Sup


Stream of Consciousness

Another Stream of Consciousness Saturday and this weeks prompt is a doozy. It is sap/sep/sip/sop/sup. Linda Hill says we can use all of them or just a few or find a word with them included. Well, I choose all just cause I can.  If you would like to get these feelings of independence, go to Linda’s blog and read how. Here is the link.

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 5th

Sap/Sep/Sip/Sop/Sup by John W. Howell © 2019

“Sup brother?”

“I feel like a sap.”

“How so my man?”

“Do you have time cause it is one of those long stories.”

“For you? I have all the time in the world. You are my best buddy.”

“Wow. Thank you. Okay so here goes—”

“Hold on there bestie. For you, I would do anything.”

“Gee, that’s swell. So there—”

“I would walk through fire.”

“Heres the stor—”

“I would swim through sharks.”

“I appreciate that. I was—”

“No rock too big to move for you.”

“You want to hear the story or not?”

“Aw. Of course, I want to hear it. You are my brother from another mother.”


“Or maybe brother from another father. It doesn’t matter. What is your trouble?”

I, erm, was sitting in Micky D’s minding my business. I had a soft drink to sip and catsup to sop, so life was good.”

“I would say good my man. Continue.”

“All t’ sudden this septuagenarian sits in my booth across from me.”

“What the hell is a septuagenarian?”

“Someone who has lived at least seventy years.”

“Oh. Go on.”

“He asks me if I’m going to finish my fries.”

“Aw, the poor guy was hungry.”

“No, that’s not why he asked.”

“Why did he?”

“He has a theory that fries and soft drinks cause sepsis.”

“Sepsis? What’s that?”

“Blood poisoning.”

“The guy is nuts for sure.”

“That’s what I thought. I told him I would give up my fries and soft drink.”

“What did he say?”

“He told me I was saved and took my fries and soft drink.”

“He conned you.”

“That’s why I feel like a sap.”

“Buy the way, do you have a SEP-IRA?”

“I’m not sure. What is it?”

“Simplified Employee Pension – Individual Retirement Plan. It is for retirement.”

“No, I don’t think so.”

“I can set you up.”

“What if I don’t want one.”

“You’ll get sepsis.”



  1. LOL – Thanks for the laughing start to the first weekend of the year, John. 🙂 🙂

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    1. I’m happy it gave you a laugh.


  2. harmonykent · ·

    Thanks for the giggle while sipping my morning coffee, John 😊Happy New Year

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    1. Always happy to hear about a giggle, Harmony. Thanks


  3. Okay, I got my first morning laugh – I can start my day now! Thanks for being so ingenious, John!

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    1. Thanks for letting me know you liked it.

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  4. LOL! That first line had me cracking up. This was great, John! Happy Saturday!

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    1. Happy Saturday to you, Jill *sung to the tune of Venus by Shocking Blue.

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  5. Buahahaha!

    Turnabout, in an unfair play on words. I love it!

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    1. Thanks, Marc. 😀

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  6. Good one John. Conned by an old man and a best buddy – life’s tough.

    Btw, I asked, and Linda agreed to give bonus points if we used them all.

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    1. Excellent, Dan. Thanks for pressing on the bonus points.

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      1. It seemed only right, John.

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  7. Need to remember that trick. Buy my books or you’ll get sepsis! (Did it work?)

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  8. Oh, when I saw the prompt, I knew this was going to be good! Thanks for the morning grins, John. Brilliant!

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    1. Thank you, Jan


  9. John – you left out sometimes SYP. surely your paranoid… It might even be triple bonus points.

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    1. Ha ha ha, John.

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    1. Glad. Thank you for letting me know.

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    1. Thanks, Billy Ray

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  11. Gwen Plano · ·

    Too funny, John. Thanks for the weekend laughter. 😀

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    1. Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed it.


  12. Buahahah! I was POSITIVE your “sup” would be used this way… dunno why, but glad you did!
    Too funny…

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    1. Thank you, Dale. I’m glad I didn’t disappoint. 🙂

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      1. You never do.

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  13. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    You got them all in there:) I will have to remember how many new things cause sepsis…lol.

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    1. Not buying books does I’ll bet.

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      1. D.L Finn, Author · ·

        No, they are the cure:)

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  14. Lol, nothing like money, ketchup or pop to do you in 🙂

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    1. So true. Ha ha ha

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  15. Cute. Yea, gotta be leery of some old cogers. They can be crafty.

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    1. I happen to know an old coger who is most crafty, Anita. Yes you better be leery. Thanks for the visit and comment.


  16. Lol! Now that’s how to sell some financial planning 😉

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    1. Thank you, Jill

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  17. Well done, John. This was great. 🙂

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      1. You’re welcome.

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  18. Haha! There’s one born every minute. 🙂 Nicely done, John!

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    1. Thank you, Linda.

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  19. I love that ending. It was super.

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