Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

Hump Day

“It’s day thirty.”
“It’s Wednesday. You’ll feel better Friday. Little One”

It is Wednesday Story Day again, and last week, we were left in Starbucks while Larry and Andrew were once again dodging lead. In the fit of battle, Andrew asks Larry if he’s okay, and we find out the guy with the shotgun went out the door. The bad news is the guy with the UZI is still there and firing away. Let’s get back so we can see if our pair is okay.

“How do you like that, you dirty copper?”

“Well, you missed. Did anyone ever tell you that you sound like James Cagney?”

“Most of the people I talk to don’t have time to say anything.”

“Ah, a hired killer. I should have known. You do know that you owe me for two 20 oz coffees.”

“Yeah, well, I’ll pay you in hell.”

“My goodness, are you sure you aren’t James Cagney? By the way, I’m asking you to put the UZI down and give yourself up.”

“Cut the chin music and prepare to meet your maker.”

“The movie Angels with Dirty Faces, right?”

“That’s it you’re toa—”

“Sorry, my man, but I just had to put an end to this disturbance. Oh, that is a nasty wound. Andrew, you okay?”

“I am. What about the other guy?”

“We better be careful. Call 9-1-1, and I’ll have a look. You stay down there with eh..I’m sorry I didn’t get your name.”

“Barista, Bob sir.”

“Okay, Bob. You just hang tight there on the floor, and I’ll be right back.”

“Your coffees are still okay if you want them.”

“Maybe later, son. Maybe later.”

“Pass one to me, Bob.”

“Okay, you two stay. I’m going over to the window to have a look. Hmmm.”

“Hmmm, good or hmmm bad?”

“I think the guy took off.”

“Well, that’s a relief.”

“You make the call?”

“Yes, I did.”

“Don’t get perturbed. With all that coffee discussion, I thought you forgot. Hey, Bob. You can get up.”

“I think I’m going to be sick.”

“Go somewhere else for that, Bob.”

“I mean, I’ve never seen anyone shot before.”

“I would suggest you sit down and take a few breaths.”

“I mean, right in the eye.”

“That will be fine, Bob. Here give me that coffee and go sit down.”

“I think I hear sirens, Larry.”

“Yeah. Here we go again. I can just bet the ADA will want to see us again.”

“I don’t know about you, but I’m not sure that is a good thing.”

“I have to agree.”

 

70 comments

  1. Who shot whom in the eye and with what? Are Andrew and Larry both uninjured? What is to become of their coffee? And will Barista Bob manage to keep hold of his breakfast or will it end up all over the floor? For the answers to these and other questions…

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    1. Tune in next week when you will hear someone say, “So what have we here?” 🎶Dum-De-Dum, Dum. 🎶

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  2. Frustrating story, far too many questions but you have me curious…

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    1. I certainly feel your pain. This is a serial and like most, is frustrating for sure. 😊

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  3. Yeah, I’d say another appointment with the ADA is in order. “Barista, Bob” Lol!

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    1. Thanks, Jill. I’m glad the stuff that makes me laugh, makes you laugh as well. 😀

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  4. in the picture: After party….)))))) Wonderful positive shot that might be comprehended as “after the lockdown”. )))))))

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    1. Or life in solitary confinement. Thank you, Maria.

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  5. They sure are lucky that these hitmen aren’t very bright.

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    1. I think they are from the “Hitmen Are Us,” agency. Thanks, Charles

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      1. Or perhaps “Acme Hitmen”?

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      2. That’s the best, Liz. 😁

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      3. Of course! Wile E. Coyote would never steer us wrong.

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      4. Tried and true. 😁

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  6. To borrow from Starbucks lingo, the boys found trouble in grande fashion and so they had to put a venti in the James Cagney-ish killer’s eye socket.

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    1. Hahaha. Terrific synopsis, Marc. 😁

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      1. Love how this is going, Boss. The boys may not love it quite as much . . .

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      2. I think they are tired of the ADA for sure.

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  7. Oooh, right in the eye. Good shot!

    I’m not sure speaking to the ADA is going to be a good thing, either. Do they have to wait? Maybe rush to the airport and get gone. No, I guess that’s too easy.

    At least Andrew got his coffee.

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    1. In any case, I think they’re going to miss their flight. Thanks, Dan

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      1. It does seem likely.

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  8. I bet the ADA is going to be so excited.

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    1. I can imagine.S close yet so far. Thanks, Teri.

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  9. Right. Our guys are headed for more headaches!

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    1. They are for sure. Thanks, Dale.

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  10. I think I’m with the poor barista!! Interesting segment going on, John. You can bet I’ll be tuning in next week.

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    1. Good. I love to have you there.

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  11. Would you like a shot of something else in your coffee this morning ? Sorry I can’t I’m running latte.

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    1. Well-punned, Sir!

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    2. Hahaha. I tried anothe rcomment and poof gone.

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      1. John It is a top secret new WP app I am testing. If the comments seem more intellectual or funnier than my post they are automatically deleted. Seriously. Serious Blackly. And it is endorsed by Harry Potter himself.

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      2. Well my comments are certainly funnier so I guess that explains the whole thing. I like the concept.

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  12. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    The ADA might be needed…It’s a good thing no one wants tea. They’d definitely be the odd man out. I love the photo of the girls. Did dad help arrange the toys? If not, your pups are much neater than my grandkids. 😀

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    1. I was wondering about the toy arrangement myself!

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      1. No they are neat puppies.

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      2. 😀 I’ve never had a neat dog. They always want to leave toys, bones, and themselves strewn about where I can trip over them.

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  13. You and CP win the day!
    There is one thing – Andrew, our pest guy was just here and he had no sign of a wound! Are you suggesting there is more than one Andrew around? It could be the hooch, but I get cornfused eesily…

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    1. Andrew wasn’t shot. Andrew is Larrys side kick. It was the guy with the UZI

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      1. Yes, but your Andrew had a ‘nasty wound…’ My Andrew only had a pest-solvent tank… You’re really cornfusing me now, Maestro… ♥♥♥

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      2. Sorry old bean. I’m now confused. 😊

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  14. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    I’m glad they and their coffee survived:) Doesn’t sound like they will make their flight.

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    1. I think you have a point there, Denise. 😁

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  15. Lots of action especially for a big talker! Haha. The fur kids look like I feel. Nap time!

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    1. Hahahaha. Have a good one.

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  16. I thought this installment was hilarious! Love the Jimmy Cagney chin music.

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    1. Thank you, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  17. I have to agree – I’m not sure that’s a good thing. The local police are going to know Larry and Andrew extremely well before they ever get out of there!

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    1. I know right. Thanks, Jan

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  18. Geez, these guys could get sponsorship from Guns & Ammo. At least the coffee survived. Those things are expensive.

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    1. Good idea. Maybe a T-shirt with the mag’s logo. Hmmmm.

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      1. A patch for their jackets.

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      2. There you go. 😁

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  19. Bob seems like a nice Barista. I hope he doesn’t up-chuck on the coffee…
    I’m on pins and needles until next week, John. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Yeah, that would be bad. Thanks, Teagan

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  20. These guys can’t get a break. Good thing the hit men have a small brain. Who was shot in the eye?? Great episode, John.

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    1. The guy with the UZI was shot in the eye.

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      1. Thanks for clearing that up!

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      2. Yes. Sloppy writing I’m afraid. You were not alone in wondering.

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      3. Not sloppy writing at all. I call that intrigue.

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      4. Hahahaha. Potato/patato

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      5. Yes! 🙂

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  21. Uh-oh. I think I’m with Bob the Barista … where’s the bathroom?

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    1. I can understand that for sure.

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