Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Nuts.”

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It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again, and this week’s prompt is “nuts.” Linda Hill says to use it any way we want and to enjoy. I have to wonder how many ways there are to use the word, “nuts.” I can think of a few (one of which is not PG-13). So, let’s just go ahead without any further thought. If you would like to join in, visit Linda’s blog, and read how. It is really easy. Here is the link.

https://lindaghill.com/2019/11/01/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-nov-2-19/

Nuts by John W. Howell ยฉ 2019

“Nuts.”

“What now.”

“I just dropped my screwdriver into the grate.”

“I think Murphy’s law covers that move.”

“Like how?”

“A fallen tool will be retrievable in direct proportion to it’s criticality to the completion of the project. If critical, it’s gone forever.”

“Yeah, well, I need that screwdriver to finish this project.”

“Forget it then. What’s the project?”

“Trying to fix this leaking hose.”

“So you stand above this grate while working on a hose.”

“Yes. What’s wrong with that?”

“Are you nuts? You should be at a spot where you won’t drop things into the city sewer.”

“But, the hose won’t reach my workbench.”

“I can’t believe this. Did you think to detach the hose from the faucet?”

“I did.”

“Why is it still attached.”

“I needed some plyers.”

“So?”

“They fell in the grate.”

“You are nuts.”

 

 

39 comments

  1. LOL! Sounds like the HVAC guys that “inspected” our A/C many years ago. Nice job, John. Happy Saturday!

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    1. I’ll bet your A/C hasn’t recovered yet. Happy Saturday to you, Jill * sung to the tune of Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell

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      1. Well, the cocky technician who inspected the compressors said both units wouldn’t last through the summer. That was 14 years ago and one unit is still going strong. Nice tune!

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      2. Yes. Good for you.

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  2. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Hilarious!! LOL! Great job, John. ๐Ÿ˜€ Hope you have a fantastic weekend.

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    1. Have a great one as well, Gwen.

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  3. hahaha, was someone watching me work?

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    1. had a go camera just to see how you do it. Thanks, GP.

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      1. I must learn to be more careful!

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  4. Thatโ€™s just bad luck.

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    1. Seems so. There is an element of dumb in here as well. Thanks, Charles.

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  5. Why does this story sound so familiar?

    Great job on the prompt, John.

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    1. Hahahaha. We’ve all been there. Thanks, Dan

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  6. Love this line: โ€œA fallen tool will be retrievable in direct proportion to itโ€™s criticality to the completion of the project. If critical, itโ€™s gone forever.โ€
    Great piece, good John.

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray. ๐Ÿ˜

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  7. Ha! Loved this, John. You certainly have a way with words. Thanks for making my morning a little brighter.

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    1. I’m so gald you liked it, Maggie. Thank you.

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  8. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Life really is just like that! Good one.

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    1. Thank you, Eilene.

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  9. You never fail to elicit a chuckle from me on these prompts, John.
    And it is so true, isn’t it – Murphy’s Law on Tools…

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      1. Pleasure is mine

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  10. Sounds like DH when he’s fixing things, lol

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  11. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Good one and so true…lol.

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    1. Thanks, Denise.

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  12. See? That’s why I’m not handy around the house! LOL

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    1. Me either, Marc.

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  13. And now it’s time for some salted nuts and a cold beer. ๐Ÿ™‚ Good use of the prompt, John!

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    1. I did the beer part but missed out on the nuts. Thanks, Jan

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  14. Ha ha ha! Sounds like every project Iโ€™ve ever worked on.

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    1. I’ve been there many times.

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  15. This is why I would just buy a new hose

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    1. Hahahaha. Seems like an easier solution. Thanks, Jami.

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  16. Aw nuts! I was hoping for something a bit more ‘R’ rated! Just kidding … great story!

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    1. Thank you, Jill.

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  17. So funny, John!!

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