Monday, June 27, 2011

vacation

The man impatiently tapped four fingers upon the wooden desk, simulating the steady beat of a drum. A torn and faded Jamaica 4 Days 3 Glorious Nights! poster duct-taped on the wall over his left shoulder seemingly dripped like a leaky faucet. He stopped, fished a pocket watch out of his sweaty vest, opened and over-wound it, and purposely snapped it's tarnished lid shut.
'And so, no cruises, no Icelandic bobbing, no breezing along the Champs Elysées for you, heh?
'It's just that we want something different.'
He close his eyes. 'Yes, yes, of course, as you were.'
He leaned back, and looking up saw that actually there was a dark spot on the drop ceiling from the upstairs commode.
'Something completely different.'
He looked at her. 'How about the Accountant's Hall Of Fame, in dear old Bellfontaine?' Oh, the sarcasm was in fine four-finger fashion now.
'Nope. Two summers ago. When our youngest was still living at home.'
'It's a souvenir bonanza. Pencils galore. Worth a second adventure.'
'No.'
'The Big Top Circus in Kalamazoo?'
'No, I don't believe so.'
'Nineteenth Century Magpie Sculptures of Willow Manor?'
'Oh no.'
'The Snooze Napping Museum in Rochester?'
'What?'
'A riveting display of colorful floating hammocks.' He was looking up at the ceiling splotch again. 'Riveting.'
'Yes. I believe that'll do nicely. My husband would like that.'
'Indeed.' He yawned. 'Fine.'

6 Comments:

Blogger Tess Kincaid said...

The Snooze Napping Museum ... giggle ... you are so damn clever, Phil.

6/28/2011 8:08 AM  
OpenID mindlovemisery said...

This is very amusing and as Tess said already very clever. Great imagery!

6/28/2011 10:29 AM  
Blogger phil said...


Thanks! It was a fun write.

6/30/2011 10:21 PM  
Blogger Lena said...

Oh, I DO love the spin on this here 'pie! I'd imagine it would be a hit with a lot of tourists! Hammock Heaven...!!

7/03/2011 2:04 PM  
Blogger Michael D (Wryter) said...

Say! That takes me want to come along and find the right hammock to snoozy in. I'd go there, that for sure.

7/03/2011 5:59 PM  
Blogger ~T~ said...

Sounds like my sort of vacation! Who needs Disney World?

7/13/2011 12:53 PM  

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