Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

 

Lucy and Twiggy

“Hey, Lucy. When is it Friday?”
“Huh? Two more days Little One. Take a nap.”

It is Wednesday Story Day again, and last week, we witnessed Charles the server denies he went home with Mrs. Rafferty, which was information received from Jerry the server. Also, Charles lawyered up and decided he wouldn’t do any more talking without a lawyer. We should get back to the Hyatt since I see Larry headed for Sanford Wentworth’s office. He doesn’t look too pleased either.

 

“Yes, detective. Come right in.”

“I need to talk to Jerry Foster again.”

“Is there a problem Detective

“Yes, there is, but I need to take it up with Jerry.”

“Sure enough. Hold on, I’ll call him.”

“Thank you.”

“That’s strange.”

“What?”

“His cell phonies going to voicemail after one ring.”

“Yeah, well, I have had that happen to mine when the signal’s not good.”

“But throughout our property, we have repeaters. We need to be in constant touch with our employees. This should not happen.”

“You sure he isn’t hitting the ‘not accept’ button.”

“It could be, but he knows this number, and that would certainly be grounds for discipline.”

“So, where does he hang out?”

“There is a little server’s break room off the kitchen. He could be there.”

“Let’s go down there then.”

“Okay, follow me.”

“Wait. I need to get Andrew.”

“I’ll wait for you here.”

“I’ll be right back.”

*

“Hey, Andrew.”

“Yes, Larry. What’s the deal?”

“We need to talk to Jerry Foster, and now he is out of touch with his boss.”

“Yeah, so what? Maybe he is in the men’s room.”

“Wentworth seems concerned, so I’m concerned.”

“Well, if you are concerned, then I’m concerned.”

“Okay, never mind. Just come with me to Wentworth’s office and then to see if we can find Jerry.”

“This is almost like a posse.”

“You do concern me sometimes, Andrew.”

“If you are concerned—”

“Knock it off, Andrew. Let’s just go.”

“Right, you are chief. Lead the way.”

“That’s better.”

“What are we going to do with Jerry Foster when we catch up with him.”

“For one, I want to know why he lied to us.”

“Good point. What else?”

“I think he needs to explain what else he knows about Mrs. Rafferty and the accident with her husband.”

“You think he’ll talk?”

“I have to believe that he will. Hey, Wentworth.”

“Can we go down to the severs room now?”

“Lead the way, Sir.”

50 comments

  1. Another lawyer is about to join the mix. 🙂

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    1. This is many layered. Should call it the baklava story.

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  2. Now I’m concerned.

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    1. Hahahaha. Thanks, Jill.

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  3. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Goodness, I’ve got to catch up with this story! It’s gotten more intense.

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    1. Just a little more intense.

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    1. Thank you so much.

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  4. I’ve missed a few weeks of this with NaNo, so I appreciate the lead in. Right now, I have a very bad feeling about what the guys are going to discover when they go looking for Foster!

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    1. I share your feelings, Mae.

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  5. I like the way this episode played out, John. Andrew adds an element that might not be welcome, but it’s human and kind of funny. Jerry has some ‘splainin’ to do. I hope we get some good answers, unless he and his phone are already in a ditch.

    I love the stairs for the girls to get up on the couch. You guys are good pet-parents!

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    1. Thanks, Dan. I had the same thought about Jerry. I think we will find out next week what he is all about. (Unless as you say he and his phone are in the ditch.) Twiggy can leap tall buildings except when it comes to getting on the couch. Lucy uses the stairs when she has some aches.

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  6. Cell phone ? Nope that is my virtual land line. If you want to use my cell phone for a leash you will have to pay a premium. Leave a message and I will listen to it when I get home tonight. And follow up tomorrow when I get back.

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    1. Or on the other hand you’re fired.

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      1. It is a free leash. You gets what you pays for.

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      2. Yeah, I get that.

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  7. I’m thinking this may not go well for Jerry.

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    1. I’m thinking you are right.

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  8. Either Jerry knows he’s in deep doodoo or he really is deep in doodoo…

    Keeping us on our toes!!

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    1. I think the later describes his situation. Yes, everyone on their toes. *sound of whiplash*

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      1. Mmm hmmm… I’m afeared…

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      2. Be afeared be very afeared.

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  9. Poor Jerry…I fear for him! (Hymie’s got to be in the mix somewhere! Just saying!)

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    1. I sent Hymie out for coffee. He never came back. WTF?

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  10. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    I’m concerned about Jerry. Talking might not be healthy.

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    1. Hahahaha. May not for sure.

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  11. The suspense is building nicely, John. Too bad we have to wait an entire week for the next segment, when I’m on the edge of my seat! Looks like Twiggy is back to health!

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    1. She is 100% Debbie. Thank you.

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  12. No! Don’t let Wentworth behind you on the stairs. They’re going down to discover that Foster is actually a mobster known as Bananas Foster, and he likes to light people on fire.

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    1. Hahahahaha. I loved this.

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  13. Oh… I sense a case of whiplash on the way. You’re a crafty one, and you are definitely hiding a surprise or three up your sleeve, John. And I’m *concerned* that BOTH the phone and Jerry might be in the ditch. Plus… I really would like some baklava or even just a slice of apple pie now. 😉 Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Hahahaha. I could go for some baklava myself. Hugs, Teagan.

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  14. Oh great! Another delay. These guys have met roadblock after roadblock since starting out on this journey. Can’t wait to see what’s next!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. Baby steps for sure.

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  15. Another week I must spend on the edge of my seat … not sleeping nights, not eating, only wondering, pondering, chewing my non-existent fingernails! I have to say, I’m not sure I trust Wentworth, either. In fact, I’m pretty sure I don’t. Hasta el próximo miércoles …

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    1. I wouldn’t trust anyone in this story, Jill. I feel for your fingernails. Yes, until next Wednesday then.

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  16. What are we going to do with Jerry? – question needs more dangerous answer 😂😂
    Maybe they’ll find his body 🕵️‍♂️🕵️‍♂️🕵️‍♂️

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  17. As Costello used to say . . . I got a baaaaaaaaaaad feeling about this.

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    1. Hahahahaha. Yes indeed.

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  18. Now why would he have the one ring on his phone and risk his job? Excellent, John. You really do make me bite my nails. 🙂

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    1. Hahahaha. Thank you, Jennie. A great compliment indeed. (Your nails would probably wish you would stop reding the story.)

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      1. You’re very welcome, John. Reading your posts is definitely worth bitten nails. 🙂

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