Sometimes a nice outing can get a little bizarre…
Each week Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a pic to write a 100 word story about.
This week it’s “we be trippin'” humor.
A Nice Outing
“Lady, don’t push. You’ll get on,” Cowboy lulled.
“Is this President Jefferson’s original campaign bus?” Miss Enility asked.
Cowboy chortled, “Did the ticket man tell you that?”
“Did he charge you double?”
“Yeah, but he said, it was worth it.”
“I’ll get your money back, ma’am, This is Jefferson lanes. It’s a bowling alley on wheels.”
Sam, overhearing them, responded, “Cowboy, you know better’n that. It’s Jefferson Lines, not lanes, and tain’t Presidential nor a bowling alley. Miss Enility, I’m taking you back to Shady Meadows, and Cowboy you’re going back to the ward.”
“Aww, Sheriff, why ruin a nice outing.”
For those of you who have a mind and the time, and are of the inclination,
here’s the link to the first story I wrote about this pic – 3 years ago – entitled:
Way Too Slick
I love this creative and sweet story!
Thanks. I love creative and sweet comments.
Visit me sometimes in either the ward or shady meadows.
Oh, Russ, I just wanted to let you know how much I love your sense of humor. I chortle with joy each time I see your posts in my reader feed.
Rochelle aka janet
That was a compliment.
I don’t think I know either one of you.
And BTW, if you see my bus driver, ask her know where I can post a blog comment about her.
Thanks. You remember me – I’m ?????
It sounds like the sheriff has a busy time of it keeping the locals in line. Maybe some increased security at the local institutions would help 🙂
It’s job security for the Sheriff’s office.
I don’t know which story I like better. Both of them made me smile. (Slaps her forehead) I just got Miss Enility. Slick. Very Slick, Gracie. 😉
We have your room ready at either the ward or Shady Meadows, whenever you think you’re ready. Sam’ll give you a lift over.
No thanks. I don’t need Shady Meadows. I have Friday Fictioneers. On the other hand, that’s a strong argument for Shady Meadows.
Nurse! They’re out of bed again… Lovely story Randy.
You ruin all our fun.
You probably called Sam, too!
Amazing Grace in that old story of yours, it’s not easy to keep the gullible safe from the locals.
i think miss enility was playing them, too. beware, she she had the brooklyn bridge to sell for a price it would be hard to refuse. 🙂
I recently walked across the Brooklyn bridge.
Would have walked back on the Manhattan but my wife gave out,..
I love this. It would be fun to follow them on the trip, if they ever made it on that bus. Took me a while to get Miss Enility.
Fun top follow them on a trip?
You be trippin’!!!!!!!!
Oooo a mystery, were they all from the ward?
A tic mystery…..
Killing myself laughing, here! Sounds like the caretakers have lots on their hands!
Oh no! Please! Don’t kill yourself laughing.
A little chortle is sufficient along with a wheeze or a skinned knee.
Will tone it down a notch.,.😉
whew. Glad. Wouldn’t want it on my conscience that i killed someone laughing.
Can’t have that, for sure!!
Shady Meadows seems the safest place for them to be. A good chuckle.
chucking is good.
VEry fun! What an imagination you have.
Yeah, I don’t know where I get it from.
Just sort of comes – and then goes….
In fact, I think it’s gouging right now.
Sounds like this has happened before? Enjoyed!
like Steven Wright once said:
It’s like amnesia and deja vue all over again, if you remember that .
Very funny, Randy. They almost got away with it! Miss Enility has quite the interesting name.
I agree. Randy
Hilarious, Randy. I agree there needs to be more security at the institutions, and how did Miss Enility ever get ahold of enough money to pay double for the ticket, and Cowboy to even buy one ticket? Something funny is going on in that town. The Sheriff needs to do a little checking before the newspapers get ahold of the story. Well done, but also mysterious. 😀 — Suzanne
Wow, you really got down into this.
Nothing mysterious here.
To help you:
A Nice Outing – Part II
After Sheriff Sam returned Miss Enity back to Shady Meadows, it was discovered that she had been going into the pocketbooks of both staff and patients and collecting pretty green paper which she said she found to be fascinating. Wads of it had been found stuffed under her bed. Sheriff Sam had been called numerous times about missing money and assumed it was an inside job, but only realized who was stealing it after the ticket taker called him about Miss Enility’s willingness to pay double for the ticket.. He claimed he was teasing her about President Jefferson, then realized that she wasn’t “all there” and called the sheriff.
Cowboy was on level 1 of the honor system at the pysch ward because of his trustworthy behavior and accomplishment of assigned daily tasks. This allowed him out for the day – but not for a bus trip. Patients do get money from family to spend on outings – but not bus trips, obviously. It was lucky that the sheriff showed up when he did to intercept Miss Enility. He knew Cowboy because he had brought him into court for bizarre behaviors in the past.
Everyone loves Sheriff Sam, and equates him with Sheriff Andy of Mayberry.
Good stories, both made me smile.
smiling is good! 😉