This is one boss whose contest you don’t want to win…
Friday Fictioneer – sometimes Friday Fictioneer is truly a fiction because it’s not just on Fridays. It’s also on Wednesdays and Thursdays – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a pic to write a 100 word story about.
This week it’s: humor
Johnson and the Boss Miskey, Miscue, and Misconstrue
Boss, this is ridiculous. Get me out of here.
Why, Johnson? You won this month’s contest fair and square.
Boss, that may be true but this isn’t what I wished for.
It is exactly what you wished for.
C’mon boss, you know what I wished for.
Johnson, you were voted the “Employee of the Month” and that person gets their wish as their reward.
Yes, boss, that’s true. And what did I wish for?
To go to the keys.
Boss, that was the Florida Keys, not the piano keys!
lol. Think the boss knows it all along and just pretends ignorance. Well..there is an extra space between ‘their’ and ‘wish as their reward..’
Nice play on words here Randy. Well done.
That’s a pretty twisted boss. Sounds like the devil from Bedazzled. 🙂
That’s one way to save money for the company….What would have happened if Johnson had wished for the moon?
I am sure his cheap boss would have heard Moon Pie.
Every one has the funnies going this week – nice flash
Puts me in mind of the Pointy haired Boss from Dilbert.
I pictured a guy with a drum at the punchline: Bada-Boom! Fun take on the prompt, and I liked the tongue twisting title, too.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! I suppose he also gave everyone a raise, too … making them stand on chairs!
Great view of things here. Clever play with words, nicely done! 🙂
Please understand that I mean this in the nicest possible way…
This story is perfectly you and just right.
Well, you know, Randy,
They say to be careful what you wish for. I, too, thought of the pointy haired boss in Dilbert. Guess he got sent to the keys the hard way, Plink, plank, plunk.
Haha! Randy! I guess it just goes to show you once again you have to be very careful what you wish for! 😀
Let me just add that your story was much more original than my comment. Once I hit reply I noticed Rochelle had said the same thing! So let me change my comment to say that I like the heck out of this! ;D
Good play 🙂
Haha! Be careful what you wish for and be explicit. Great advice!
Ah haha! Too freakin’ funny. I loved it.
careful what you wish for yeh ?!
Hurray. Made me fall off my chair laughing.
Worth it for the punch line! Great read! Made me smile.
ha … that’s a nice twist unless you are the target… the boss must have had a good laught
What a way to get the wish “wrong”! Nicely done.
Very funny take on the prompt. Well done 🙂
Very funny. I agree with David, that is one very twisted boss. How on earth could he misinterpret that badly?
Ooh, you have to be careful how you phrase your wishes! You’ve hit on an archetype here. The wish gone wrong. Not as horrific as ‘The Monkey’s Paw’ but I don’t suppose the process of being slammed through the front of a piano is particularly pleasant as an experience! Thanks for the good read. Ann
Well, of course I wanted to say “Be careful what you wish for” but I thought I should check the other comments first. Yup…been said…a couple of times.
Some bosses love to misuse their power over an employee. Schoolground bullying. Good piece.
Groan! Fabulous punchline – worthy of the old music halls. You made me laugh 😀
Ha, cute! Some people really get into their music.
sort of like the opposite of hands on, wouldn’t you say?