On Wednesdays, Delores, from Under The Porch Light, has a word challenge meme which she calls “Words for Wednesday”.
She puts up a selection of six words which we then use in a short story, or a poem.
I’m hopeless at poetry so I always do a story.
It’s a fun challenge…why not join in?
This week's words are:
we also have::in and out of time, in and out of rhyme, with you
Today I have just used the 6 words.
Here is my story:
Meckleberg's Bargain Basement was having a sale.
A sale! And I had to go. I'd promised.
The designated bag holder, that was me.
A few weeks ago my wife had done me a favour and I had promised to return that favour whenever she had need of it.
Today was that day. Going to the sale fulfilled my part of the favour promise and let me tell you, I never want to do that again.
A favour for my wife, of course. But a sale in a bargain basement?
Pushing and shoving through hundreds (thousands?) of women, I felt like a salmon swimming upstream. Watching the spastic jerking of arms reaching towards panties, slips, girdles etc all piled on tables with no order whatsoever was a nightmare I never want to see again.
Meckleberg's is a Jewish store, (owned by Stan Meckleson and his cousin Hiram Goldberg), and for most of the year 99% of the customers are Jewish women, but today there were Gentile women in the crowd and let me tell you, oy vey! when it comes to snatching a bargain from the hands of another, those gentiles were as bad as the Jews.
This was worse than mark-down hour at the butcher shop!
I never heard such hissing and muttering before in my life! One woman even called another "imbecile" as the first stubbornly hung on to a blouse clearly many sizes too small, and those two were best friends!
Let me tell you, next time I promise a favour, I'm going to ask for specific conditions.
No bargain basement sales!