Being a lovely Saturday morning, I decided to motor to the local Starbucks for an overpriced coffee and blueberry scone. Arriving at the drive-through, I quickly calculated and figured I would be in line for thirty minutes. Heaving a big sigh, I pulled around to the parking area, grabbed my mask, and headed inside.
There was another line, but it was moving quickly. When my turn came, I ordered a Grande with room for cream and a blueberry scone. “All out of blueberry scones.” I thought a cheeky reply from the mixed purple and green-haired barista. I said to make it a plain scone then and was informed that it was also sold out. “What do you have?” She/her told me that they have everything else. By now, I had lost the desire for a scone and decided I would just get the coffee.
“John,” someone called. My coffee was sitting on the counter, and beside it was a blueberry scone. Not wanting to challenge fate, I took both and went to the service counter. I pulled the lid from the coffee and added some half and half. I sensed the shadow of a big guy pulling up behind me, so I made quick work of the stirring and turned to leave.
“You have my scone,” he said. His voice was so low and quiet I didn’t fully understand what he said. “My scone.” He surprised me with a louder voice. I suddenly understood that to continue to not understand might earn me a knuckle sandwich. I told him I was sorry and handed him the scone. He smiled and asked if I was John, who did a blog. I told him I was and he gave me an envelope. It seems he followed me to Starbucks for the purpose of delivery. He told me his name was Dog, the Prompt Deliverer.
I opened the envelope and read Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “lid.” Use it in the literal sense, use it in the metaphorical sense, use it any way you’d like. Have fun! While I was reading, Dog walked out the front door.\
If you would like to have, fun visit Linda Hill’s blog and read how easy it is. Here is the link https://lindaghill.com/2021/10/08/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-october-9-2021/
Lid by John W. Howell © 2021
‘Put a lid on it.”
“I want to use today’s prompt metaphorically.”
“Who you telling to put a lid on it and why.”
“I was rehearsing for my meeting with the POA.”
“Uh oh. What did you do?”
“Nothing. Well, I put up a sign protesting the dues increase.”
“And they told you to take it down?”
“They took it down.”
“Can they do that?”
“So, what’s the point.”
Not sure. I just want to air my grievance.”
“I’ll pay the dues.”
“But you will have been able to tell them they need to put a lid on more increases.”
“Not exactly. By ‘put a lid on it,’ I mean for them to shut the hell up.”
“Oh. I think it’s going to be a short meeting.”
“Maybe a visit to the pub might be more productive.”