Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Last Call.”

 

 

Stream of ConsciousnessIt is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again, and this week’s prompt needs an expert to describe. So let’s drag Linda Hill from her warm cozy house and ask her to explain.

“Fine, John. You could have at least allowed me to get my coat, but never mind. Here it is.  Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “last call.” Talk about the enterprise (sales or service) conducted by the last phone call you received from a business you’re not associated with (i.e. your workplace), or talk about that phone conversation itself. Have fun!”

Thank you, Linda. If you would like to participate, visit Linda’s blog. Here take this coat with you. The link is.

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan 2020 Daily Prompt – Jan. 25th

Last Call by John W. Howell © 2020

“Why so glum chum?”

“I just got off the phone with the doctor.”

“Oh my goodness, what’s wrong?”

“No, nothing’s wrong.”

“Then why the long face?”

“I was given a clean bill of health.”

“And that bothers you, why?”

“No, it’s not that.”

“Do I need to pound the reason out of you?”

“Okay, here’s the scoop. My prompt this week is ‘last call.'”

“The fact that your whole life revolves around that prompt kills me. Go on.”

“According to the rules, I have to take the last call I received and talk about it.”

“Yeah, so?”

“A friggen’ doctor’s office call? Whats to talk about?”

“Describe the visit.”

“Hell no. Not a soul would care. Besides, there are laws protecting my medical privacy.”

“Not if you spill the beans.”

“You keep using ‘spill the beans’ in these posts. Why?”

“Don’t change the subject. What is the problem.”

“I had planned to talk about something more exciting.”

“Like what?”

“Like the new Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet.”

“Yeah, that’s exciting all right. What made you think you were going to get a phone call about a Porsche? Those things start at $110,000. That may be without wheels and steering wheel too.”

“I had it all planned. I phoned the dealer and asked to speak to someone and then pretended I had to go and asked them to call me back.”

“No call, I take it.”

“No., Just the doctor.”

“The dealer probably heard of you.”

“What do you mean?”

“They ran a credit check, and your score was so low, Experian was going to bill them for the report.”

“Very funny.”

“So talk about your doctor’s visit. Start with the part where you had to take off your pants.”

“I did not have to take off my pants. Just my shirt.”

“Okay, I’ve heard enough. I need something to kill the image.”

“A loaded gun?”

“Good one. Maybe a six-pack will do it”

“Make it two.”

“Done.”

 

52 comments

  1. That Porsche sounds too high maintenance anyway.

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    1. Yeah. Better off with a VW.

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  2. […] I’ve been having a bad week, and I could use a glass of John Howell’s bourbon with all the fixin’s, as it […]

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  3. So this prompt was your fault, John. ‘Last call’ is what we got because you dragged Linda out into the cold? Sheesh. Well, I guess no news is good news, for you. Still, a description of that Porsche would have been fun to follow.

    I hope you have a nice weekend.

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    1. Yes it would. Thanks, Dan

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  4. Well, that blows. You could have used my last call which was from “You have $3,000 worth of credit for your vacation with bla bla blah … ” Something I had foolishly paid for (no, not that amount), oh, 30 years ago? Can’t get them to take me off their list if my life depended on it.

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    1. I was thinking of the credit card interest rate thingy but the Doctor call came in. 😁

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      1. Haha! The joys…

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  5. Perfect timing, as I head out to the dealership this morning. 😦 Nicely done! Happy Saturday, John.

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    1. Happy Saturday to you , Jill* sung to the tune of Send in the Clowns by Judy Collins

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      1. Aw…I like that! 🙂

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  6. Hilarious!! (The lengths one will go to for a good blog post . . . ) *big, goofy grin on my face*

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    1. Yes. Guilty as charged.

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  7. We do seem to be blessed with more doctor’s office calls with age, don’t we? Too bad about the Porsche. Paying for one of those could well send you back to the doctor.

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    1. I think so too. Thanks, Maggie.

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  8. John – anytime you can escape from the doctors with a clean bill of health and no extra tests it is an exciting story. The Porsche on the front of the house is a lot more fun. You can sit on it and have a cold one, several, all day long.

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    1. I like your version of the Porsche, John

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  9. Wouldn’t it be great if you went to the doctor’s office and he was like “I’m prescribing you a couple of six packs and that should do the job,”

    Great take this week, Boss.

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    1. Thanks, Marc. How about a couple of six packs, a steak, and a pack of Marlboros with a Zamboucca snifter for desert.

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      1. Bet doctor ever.

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      2. Hahahahaha. For sure.

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  10. I’ll lend you one of my Porsches, the one that needs a ‘car wash’, has ‘bird-do’ on the windshield – but I’m rather fond of the other three! You like Chartreuse? 🙂

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    1. In 1988 I had a red cassis 1988 911 cabrolet so Chartreuse would fit right in.

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  11. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Sounds like a good last call to me:)

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    1. Thank you, Denise.

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  12. Great ‘Last Call’ post, John.

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    1. Thank you, Soooz.

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  13. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    My goodness, the trials and tribulations of a successful blogger! Well done, John!

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    1. I know right? Poor me. Thanks, Gwen

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  14. Nice one, John! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Kevin.

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  15. Hmmm, a call from the dealer saying you’d won that Porsche would be a GREAT last call, John! Loved this!

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    1. That would be a good thing. Thanks, Jan

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  16. I love these conversations John 💜

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    1. Thank you, Willow.

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  17. Sigh… I always thought it would be cool to have a Porsche… 🙂 Terrific job, John. Hugs!

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    1. I had one in 1988. It was cool, believe me.

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  18. My last call was an automated robot call with a recorded message telling me that the IRS was after me and I had to deposit a couple of thousand bucks at a local bank! Hung up and blocked the number. Chuckles … 🙂 🙂 Have a great weekend.

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  19. Really funny, John! I love how you threw in the Porsche and wrapped it up with beer.

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    1. Thanks, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  20. I think the doctor got your Porsche.

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    1. Funny I asked my real doctor if he had a Porsche and his answer was, “No, too many ex wives.”

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  21. I am 100% certain a description of my doctor’s appointment would be bad blogging form. Between the TMI and the yawn factor people would check out halfway through. I say you should call that Porsche dealer back, though, and let them know they missed out on their sale. 😉

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    1. The doctor bought it. Thanks, Laura. I’m with you on my doctor appointments. Big Yawn.

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