Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt- Check/Cheque/Czech.

Stream of Consciousness

 

It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again, and here is Linda Hill to explain this week’s prompt.

Thank you, John. By the way, you need a haircut.

“Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “check/cheque/Czech.” Use one, use ’em all, use ’em any way you’d like. Have fun!”

Thanks. Linda. If you would like to have fun, visit Linda’s blog and read how easy it is to join this troop of have funners. Here is the link.

https://lindaghill.com/2020/07/24/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-july-25-2020/

Check/Cheque/Czech by John W. Howell © 2020

“Happy Saturday to you.”

“Yeah, thanks.”

“Uh, oh. Trouble in promptsville.”

“How’d you guess?”

“Long face. Since you are not a horse, I think you have the Linda Hill blues.”

“This prompt is trouble.”

“How so?”

“There are three different uses of check/cheque/Czech.”

“Why are you repeating yourself?”

“No. There are three different words. Here I’ve written them down. See?”

“Oh, now I get it. This is no big deal. Just make up a story using all three.”

“Easy for you.”

“Okay, for example. The big Czech walked into the bank to check on his cheque.”

“Then what?”

“Hey. This is not my prompt. It’s yours.”

“Fine. I think I’ll do a new one.”

“Go for it.”

*

“The Czeck asked the clerk if he could cash his cheque. She went to check with the manager. She came back with a sad face. “I’m sorry, but that cheque is drawn on a Czeck bank, and we have to check for the availability of funds.”

“What kind of check do you need to make on the Czeck cheque?” he said.

“The Czeck cheque needs a check on whether or not there is money to cover it in the account.”

“How long will the Czech cheque check take?”

“The Czech cheque check will take overnight.”

“I can’t wait that long. The Czech cheque check needs to done in time for dinner.”

“You can eat at my place. Then you won’t have to worry about the Czech cheque check.”

“That won’t work. I need the Czech cheque check done so I can pay for a hotel ro—”

*

“Okay hold on right there.”

“What?”

“What kind of story is going to turn out to be.”

“It’s a romance.”

“Yeah, that’s what I’m afraid of. You have a very warped view of romance. I think you can wrap this up.

“They lived happily ever after.”

“Okay. Good.”

“Once they kicked their drug habit.”

“That will be fine.”

“And got out of jail.”

 

58 comments

  1. , 🤣🤣 my favourite! Great work the prompt.

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    1. Thank you. Yours was fun as well

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  2. Great use of the prompt(s), John – especially as cheque (according to my sources) is normally spelt check in America. We should be grateful, though, that the clerk wasn’t wearing a check blouse. 🙂

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    1. Youch. I could have fit that in. Good one, Keith.

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  3. Great, John. You definitely got the ending right.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie. Glad you liked it. 😊

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  4. Hilarious 🤣

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    1. Thank you, Beck. So nice of you to say so. 😁

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  5. This was hilarious, John! Great job. Happy Saturday!

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    1. Thak you, Jill. Happy Saturday to you * sung to the tune of Knowing You Knowing Me by ABBA.

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      1. Great song, John!

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  6. Fantastic, John.

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    1. Thank you, Rabirius.

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  7. Priceless, John. Oh, I guess I should have said, “The cheque story I checked on here went perfectly, despite the Czech influence?”

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thank you, GP.

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  8. Hahaha, you just can’t resist 😏

    I think reading this aloud qualifies for a cognitive test. Maybe we should make it part of the Medicare Wellness Check.

    I hope you have a great weekend, John. Don’t spend all your bonus points on Czech beer.

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    1. Thank you, Dan I hope you have a terrific weekend as well. I like the wellness check feature. 😁

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  9. Ha ha ha ha! I love the ending!

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  10. You truly are the master of the Saturday prompt. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Charles

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  11. You have me in tears. Czeck cheque. Good one John.

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    1. Thank you, Andrew.

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  12. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Crazy making, for sure!! 😀 Well done, John. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. Have a great one yourself.

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  13. Lol! This made my day. Hilarious. Thanks for bringing much needed levity during these Rona daze.

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    1. My pleasure, Jill. Thanks.

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  14. Love it all, John. Thanks for the Saturday chuckle.

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  15. Lol! You did it again, John! Great use of the prompt and now my head is spinning and I’m checking my sanity level. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, Jan. Don’t worry you are sane.

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  16. … if a woodchuck could chuck wood.

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    1. Or if a woodczeck could check wood.

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      1. There you go.

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  17. Woo boy! You managed to get all three into a single sentence! That is seriously impressive, John.

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    1. Thank you, Laura. 😁

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  18. Haha, John, I think you can have many more ways to make something out of the three words!! Well done!

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed it, Miriam.

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      1. You cracked me up again and again, John.

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      2. That is a good thing.

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      3. I need that.

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  19. I was laughing at repeatedly using all three in a row. How could things get funnier? Then I got to the end. That’s how. Terrific, John.

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    1. Hahahaha, You have to know I always lay a bear trap at the end. Thanks, Jennie. 😀

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      1. Yes, I know. Throw me into that bear trap! 😀

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      2. Hahahaha. Thanks, Jennie.

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      3. You’re welcome,John. 🙂

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  20. What a great job with the prompt, John! Too funny! Happy Sunday now!

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  21. This whole thing was like a Mark Bros scene, or Hawkeye from MASH 🙂

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    1. Yeah something like that. Glad you got a laugh. You did get a laugh right? Thanks, Jessica.

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      1. Course – I love ‘shtick’ 😉

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      2. I do a lot of that. Seems Saturday is my shtick day. 😊

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  22. You checked all the boxes with this one, Sheriff.

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    1. Thank you, Marc.😁

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      1. Thank YOU John.

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  23. LOL! That was funny. You made it a bit of tongue twister too!

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    1. Yes I did. Thanks, Deborah.

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