Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – My/Yours

 

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My day started like most. I first went to the Bentley dealer and checked out a new turbo convertible for a test ride. The dealer wanted to make the whole idea more complicated, but I convinced them that as a world-famous influencer, it would be worth their while to let me drive the car. Out I cruised in a spanking clean black Saffire convertible with a fawn interior. I decided to head for the countryside, to open this baby up to see what it could do.

I turned up the Bang & Olufsen, 1500W, 16 speakers, and 16-channel amp so that I could surround myself with concert-level music. I was living the dream with beautiful sound and the wind in my hair until I noticed a huge USPS 18 wheeler was slowly moving over into my lane. It was clear the driver did not see me. If he had seen me,, he would have known it is bad to crowd someone in a Bentley. I decided to apply the ample brakes and let him move over.

Suddenly, his right wheels hit the shoulder, spraying the Bentley with what must have been a thousand rocks. I have never seen so many spiderweb cracks in a windshield before. I was forced to pull over. The USPS driver stopped as well and came walking back to where I sat. He handed me an envelope and a card. The card had a phone number to call to place a claim. The envelope was addressed to me and was from Linda Hill. The driver mentioned I should probably take my Ford to the dealer for an estimate first before making a claim. I thanked him and got out of the Bentley. Given all the dents, the Bentley did indeed look like a Ford Galaxy 500. I sighed and thanked him and opened the envelope. Here is what was inside.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “my.” Start your post with the word “My.” Bonus points if you end your post with “yours.” Enjoy!

I think I was lucky to start the post with “my.”

If you would like to enjoy it as well, visit Linda Hill’s blog and read how. Here is the link https://lindaghill.com/2021/08/27/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-aug-28-2021/

My/Yours by John W. Howell © 2021

“My brain just can’t figure out why do you go through all that introduction stuff.”

“I enjoy writing a narrative is the only reason. Talking with you all the time makes me stale.”

“Stale? Boring don’t you mean?”

“Well maybe that too.”

“What’s the prompt?”

“Weren’t you listening?”

“To be frank I think I dozed off when you brought up the sound system in the Bentley.”

“You shoulda been there. It was sweet. The prompt is ‘My/Yours.’ Start the post with ‘my,’ end with ‘yours.'”

“Okay so you nailed the ‘my’ already. Before I ask what you’re going to do with ‘yours,’ what happened when you took that Bentley back to the dealer?”

“You should have seen his face. I have to laugh every time I think of it.”

“Weren’t you nervous?”

“No, as I said while you were taking a nap I had a claim number from the USPS.”

“But still.”

“He did rant and rave a while. Threatened to put the three hundred thou on my credit card.”

“That would have been humorous.”

“Just imagine the folks at VISA when a Bentley dealer calls to charge a Bentley to my account.”

“I’m sure the decline would have burnt his ear hairs.”

“Yeah I just opened the door and walked away. I have to say, sadly that car looked like a golf ball.”

“Well alls well that ends well. How about a beer?”

“Sounds good. Who’s turn to buy?”

“I’m going to answer you with a response that you don’t dare dispute.”

“Why?”

“If you do you won’t get the bonus points.”

“How can that be. Who’s turn?”

“Wait for it. . . .Yours.

 

 

58 comments

  1. Absolutely brilliant!! (I wouldn’t count on ever getting that Bentley . . . )

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    1. Yeah I figured that out. Probably on the Bentley blacklist. Thanks, Liz.

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      1. You can wear the Bentley blacklisting as a badge of honor.

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      2. It is a pin with the Bentley wings and the initials BBL at the center of the wings. Very chic.

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  2. GREAT, dear John. You made us smile.
    We wouldn’t mind driving a Bentley – very much in style, indeed.
    Have a happy weekend
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    1. Yes, indeed. Thank you Klausbernd. Have a beautiful weekend. 😊

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  3. Great story, John! Happy Saturday!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. Happy Saturday to you. * sung to the tune of Angie Baby by Helen Reddy

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  4. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    A fun one, John! Totally enjoyed it…and hope your weekend is full of that same delight. 😁

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. I hope your weekend is all yo want it to be. 😁

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  5. I knew you’d snag those bonus points in grand style, John, but I didn’t think you’d destroy the car of your dreams getting there. Oh well, easy come, easy go.

    I love the narratives. I hope you have a chance to relax this weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Dan. Weekends are for relaxing for sure. See you at the bar.

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  6. Ha ha ha brilliant!! You are worth every bonus possible!

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    1. Thank you, Pamela. Such a nice comment. 😁

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  7. I would have cranked “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC in that Bentley. Blown the speakers. Because they would have to replace the whole dang car anyhow…right?

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  8. You know if you turn the speakers up all the way it completely prevents the UPS truck from coming anywhere near the Galaxy 500. Unless they completely blow at the halfway point. Then you are stone peppered toast.

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    1. Yes those Galaxy speakers are iffy on the higher output ranges.

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  9. Got those bonus points. Those are probably at least worth one valve stem cap.

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    1. I think you are right. Thanks, Craig.

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  10. Good job, John. This got me smiling. 🙂

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    1. Thank you , Tim. My job here is done. 😁

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  11. I agree with Liz! Absolutely brilliant! How you dreamed up the Bentley with such detail almost makes me think you’ve experienced it. 🙂 Wonderful!

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks, Jan.

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  12. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Good one, John 🙂 Good thing for claims.

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    1. Yup. Can you imagine paying for the damage

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  13. If your intros keep up this well – you’d better start giving the prompts, but don’t tell Linda I said that!

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    1. Ha haha. Between you and me

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  14. I feel like your intro is the bonus for your readers 🙂 Well done, John!

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    1. Thank you, Marie. 😊

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  15. Ahh, John, it was well worth the wait! And that intro is ingenious! 🤗

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. 😁

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  16. I liked the intro, John. Can you imagine. That takes some guts. And a fun my/yours soc. The beer’s on you. 🙂

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    1. Thank you , Diana. Glad you liked it.

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  17. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Nice work, John. My wife has a BMW, which I enjoy driving occasionally, but I also don’t want to be the one who puts the first dent in her ride.

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    1. I have had a few BMW’s and loved them all. My favorite was a 1993 850 ci coupe.

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  18. I would be scared if I got spiderweb cracks on the windshield. This is a fun one, John!

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    1. Thank you, Miriam. I would get scared too. 😳

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  19. OH John, you really do have some great introductions to your SOCS posts.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie. It is a relaxing time for me and allows a bit of whimsy too. I’m glad you like them. 😊

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    1. Thank you, Michael. 😊

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  20. Bentley is a very well sounding word. 😉 I love the story! xx Michael

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    1. I like the word Bentley too. Thanks, Michael

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  21. I adore both your preambles, then the challenge!
    Thank you, John!
    (my, my hahahahaha, truly, yours!)

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    1. Thank you so much, Resa. Thank you for the comment that made me smile too.

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  22. Well done, John. The next best thing to having a Bentley is writing about one. Keep buying those Powerball tickets.

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    1. Haven’t bought one in ten years. maybe I should start. Thanks, Jennie.

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      1. Someone’s gotta win.

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      2. The odds of winning are the same with or without a ticket. I guess you need the ticket to claim the prize.

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      3. I think you’re right. 😀

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  23. Excellent! (Going through my old emails… 😉 )

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