Wednesday's Words on a Friday
The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles.
The aim of the words is to encourage us to write. A story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.
This month the words are supplied by Margaret Adamson and friend Sue, and can be found here.
This week's words are:
Here is my story:
"Barry, turn off that radiator, the electricity bill is going to be huge the way you just keep using appliances without thinking about the cost!"
"But it's freezing! And what about you, with the cooking and the ironing, that's using electricity too. How is it fair you can do those things, but I can't get warm?"
"We need to eat and I need to iron the wrinkles out of your shirts if you want to keep that debonnaire look you're so fond of. It's such a shame all your clothes get so untidy riding public transport every day. I'd hoped by now you'd get a promotion and we could afford a car."
"That's true, I have been passed over again and since you lost your job at the Patisserie, things have been getting tougher. Maybe I could change my look, be a bit more casual, the boss might not mind, it's not as if I'm working in one of the upper offices. I've been relegated to the sorting room for a while, until John gets back on his feet, his broken leg was pretty bad."
"Football is such a rough sport, what made him think he could still play? He's almost sixty, he shouldn't even have tried. It was just a casual match between offices. Now, I've found another cost-cutting measure for us, if you don't mind that is."
"I'd have to hear it before I decide, so spit it out, what is it?"
"Sit down and I'll make us a cup of tea while we talk about this."
"Okay, I've had a couple of deep breaths. I think I'm ready for this. What's your plan?"
"I've cancelled our tickets to the ballet, it was early enough in the season, they can resell our seats, so I got the money back, it will help with the bills and you remember the knitting I've been doing lately? I made us some beanies to wear in the evenings, if we change into our pyjamas and dressing gowns right before dinner, we'll be warmer. Do you think that will help?"
"I think you're right Audrey. Warmer clothing earlier in the evenings seems like a great idea and I appreciate you getting the money back on those ballet tickets. I have to admit I've sometimes felt like I was suffocating each time we looked at all the bills coming in. We should have sat down and discussed things long before this."
"Thanks Barry, I knew you'd understand. We do need to talk more though. Both of us need to make some changes. I've been looking for another job too, but there doesn't seem to be anything available right now for an unqualified woman who can't drive and didn't finish high school. There is one possibility. There's a factory that makes dance costumes, they need someone to iron them and you know I'm good at ironing. What do you think? They're working on a big order of Mambo outfits and I have plenty of room here to do the ironing."
"Yes, they'll deliver the costumes, I'll iron them and they'll get picked up the next day."
"It's worth a try, why don't you call them in the morning."