Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day



“Twiggy. What are you doing?”
“Camping out till Friday.”

My apologies all. I had some technical challenges today and so this post did not publish as scheduled. Here it is now.

It is Wednesday Story Day again, and last week we were all encouraged by the information given Charles Jenkins, one of the two servers that brought room service to Mrs. Rafferty posing as Mrs. Dixon (Whew I hope I haven’t lost anyone.) Charles gave a positive ID when Larry showed him the picture of Janice Rafferty. So the other server is entering the conference room. I think we better get there fast to catch every word.

“Yes, come in young man. This is Andrew and I’m Larry.”

“Y-you guys are cops I hear.”

“Yes, that’s correct. Can we get your name?”

“I don’t know anything.”

“Wait a minute. We haven’t asked anything yet.”

“Yeah, but for the record, I want to stay employed and healthy.”

“What makes you think talking to us could jeopardize those two states of nature.”

“States of nature?”

“Never mind. Why are you so nervous?”

“You are kidding me, right?”

“No, I’m asking a direct question.”

“The hotel manager said you had some questions about who we served.”

“Yeah so,?”

“I’ve served a lot of important people. I wouldn’t want word to get out that I’m a snitch.”

“This person we want information about is not important.”

“Well, that does make a difference. I thought you wanted info on some pretty heavy hitters.”

“No, her name is Dixon and, you served her on the 14th of February.”

“Valentine’s day?”

“So, happens.”

“I don’t remember.”

“Here’s a picture. Does she look familiar?”

“Oh shit.”

“So you recognize her.”

“Um yeah.”

“Do you know her name?”

“Yeah Mrs. Dixon. Janice Dixon.”

“Why the reaction?”

“Um…well….you see it’s embarrassing.”


“Charles and she were a number.”


“Yeah, they got hot and heavy at a party that Charles and I went to and then left.”

“When was this?”

“The night before I served her room service.”

“Do you know where they went?”

“No idea. Charles never made it into work and that’s why I had to fill in. I didn’t say anything and just left the food for her. She gave me a hell of a tip.”

“Big tip?”

“I’ll say. A hundred bucks.”

“How come?”

“She just winked at me.”

“Did you talk to Charles about it?”

“Yeah, I asked him where they ended up.”

“What did he say?”

“Just that they had a drink and he dropped her off.”

“Any reason for him not showing up at work?”

“He said he caught the flu.”

“You believe him?”

“Sure, I’ve had the Pabst Blue Ribbon flu before.”

”So, you think he was hungover.”

“Not for me to say.”

“Can I get your name?”

“No more questions?”

“Maybe later.”

“Yeah, it’s Jerry Foster.”

“Okay, Jerry. That’s it for now.”


  1. Excellent addition as usual.

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    1. Thank you, Charles.


  2. That server sounds a little too nervous. Good stuff, John! I refrained from sending my “worry email” this morning. 🙂

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    1. Yeah, sorry about that. I was so busy correctng the problem I couldn’t get a note to you.

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      1. No worries…glad everything is okay! 🙂

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  3. Oh Jerry . . . he’d have made a lousy poker player. But since I guess the stakes are much higher than his college tuition at a craps table, I’ll let him off the hook.

    Nice sexy twist there, Boss.

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    1. Thank you, Marc.

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  4. Well, well, well… I’m thinking things are getting quite “sticky”…
    Jerry might just have a few more stories scared outta him – but that could be for another story 😉

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    1. It could be. I signed Jerry to a three story contract. 😀

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      1. Ah hah! There ya go!

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  5. Like Jill, I was about to send the worry email. I gave you until10:00 (for future reference). Nice little twist here, John. Charles didn’t mention the party, hmmm… Janice is an interesting woman. I wonder how these guys are going to play this in Boston. Let’s get a cup of that good coffee and beat feet to the airport. I’ll be happier when there’s a couple thousand miles between them and this town.

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    1. I’m not sure they are going to make it out of town, Dan. The server out all night and he left with Janice. What the hell’s goning on here. What was that server doing?

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      1. Not sure I want to know. Unless…

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      2. Yeah, unless…..

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  6. Hmmm! Jerry Foster, huh? I think that’s the ‘cloak and dagger’ guy Hymie told me about…ahh, Larry and Andrew have hit on sumthin big! Knew you were gettin close, Boss! Just sayin…

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray


  7. I knew last week was too easy. Can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve for next week.

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    1. Rose colored tatoo. 😀

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  8. Well, this is an interesting turn of events.

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    1. Isn’t it though?

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  9. Now that was unexpected. A salacious server — if that’s what he really is. What a bundle of complications that could ad. Well done, John. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. Thak you, Teagan. It is a bundle all right


  10. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I would like to know his stories about the important people ) I guess Charles might have something to add about his flu and night?

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    1. Yes he has some splainin’ to do.

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  11. I never got tips like that when I was a server! lol

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  12. With a hundred-dollar tip, no wonder he remembered her! Glad you’ve fixed your technical issues, John., Say, maybe you can help me with a printer that refuses to talk to my computer? Nah, just kidding!

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    1. Hahahaha. If I knew anything about printers, I would be glad to fix it. Thanks, Debbie.

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      1. Aw, thanks anyway.

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  13. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Now it is getting serious, especially since flu is involved. BTW, I love the photo of Twiggy. Too precious! ♥

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    1. Hahahaha. I think the flu was an excuse. Thank you, Gwen


  14. Oh wow, he didn’t hesitate to throw Charles under the bus at all. 🙂 Another great episode, John!

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    1. Pretty normal behavior I would say. Thanks Jan

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  15. I eagerly await the next chapter … I have a theory!

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    1. What’s your theory?

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      1. Hmmmm … I don’t think Jerry is being quite truthful here.

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      2. OH! My gosh. What do you suppose he is up to?

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      3. Um … I think perhaps you better check with the author of this story, for I only have in mind a body and a bit of subterfuge, but I know not where or what.

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      4. I’ll try and talk to him. 😂

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      5. I would suggest doing so while shaving in the morning 😉

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      6. Ha hahahahah Good one.

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  16. I just wanna meet that lady too, to ask her to wink and give me 100 bucks :))

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    1. That would be a good thing.

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  17. Well, well. Things are getting dicey. I didn’t see that reaction from the server coming at all. Well done, John.

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    1. I hope beyond hope no one see anything coming. Thanks for validating my quest. 😁

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      1. My pleasure, John. I think I’m not the only quest validator.

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