Just some short but quite pithy items…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: thrum, thropple, throstle, throe, thristle, thremmatology, and zufolo. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor turn up in the garb of Robin Hood accompanied by Mrs Mouldie as Maid Marion, you should not let this distract you from your studies.

Excuses for being late. No. 338.
I’m sorry I’m late, but I got tied up working on my manifesto.

A single overheard remark:
‘I can see that she’s going to be petite in height…’

In the branch of Journeys Friend (Oh, I notice that they don’t bother with the apostrophe!) in the Dulltown Interchange (a chain of shops located in railways stations, etc. that sell things that travellers might like to have on a journey, snacks, drinks, sweets, soup, etc.) I notice that the woman serving there, with the ‘Journeys Friend’ logo printed on the front of her tunic, is the most off-hand, surly person one could ever wish to encounter behind a counter.

‘I felt a stirring in my lions…’
‘In your loins?’
‘No, in my lions! Do try to listen!…’

Oh look, now then, there’s a short, but pithy, item of spam just landed in my comments box – it seems to be from someone called financial eu:
Hello all, here every person is sharing these kinds of know-how, thus it’s fastidious to read this website, and I used to pay a quick visit this web site all the time.
Well, thank you financial eu, I will certainly take note of what you have said, and I do hope to hear from you again soon, do remember to keep taking the medication.

‘What do you think of this newly installed piece of art?’
‘Not much… It’s surprisingly uninteresting isn’t it?’
‘Yes indeed… what do you think we should do?’
‘Call the Vapid Response Team?’
‘Good idea…’

Yes, I think I’m going to change my name to Rich Aroma.

‘I know it’s not very important, but it has always puzzled me.’
‘Oh, what’s that?’
‘Why Elton John, in his song Nikita… do you know it?’
‘I have heard it.’
‘Well, why does he, all the way through it, pronounce the name Nikita as Nakita?’
‘Does he?’
‘Oh yes, listen…’ (Nikita)

It was a clump of trees, everyone could hear it…

An observation:
The fashion in town today was for purple-lipped pale girls to be doing lots of pouting…

A single overheard remark:
‘It was squashed up with loads of fuzz…’

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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5 Responses to Just some short but quite pithy items…

  1. ktz2 says:

    Extra pithy this time ! ‘It was squashed up with loads of fuzz…’..LOVE that..and those noisy trees, and the ‘VPR’.. haha hahaha

  2. Dana Doran says:

    You know that surly woman? The one forced to wear a tunic emblazoned with words that mislead travelers into believing she really lives to serve those who make their way out of Dulltown to some fantastic place so distant they require sustenance to complete the trip? She’ll soon be out of a job. AND not because she’s lost the competition for Miss Sunshine.
    She’s probably heard of the advances already beta-tested by Amazon in Seattle – a store with no attendees – not a single one…of course you need electronic funds (credit or debit cards only) to shop! But then again, you won’t have to deal with a human being to complete a transaction–ever! Think of it…soon, in order to take care of business you won’t be required to make human contact at all! Perhaps in the future we won’t have to speak to get along….robots everywhere, humans plugged in to their phones, no one speaking, interacting …. now, about that manifesto…

    • Dave Whatt says:

      Well Dana, that has cheered me up no end! Ha!…
      It really is just people who get in the way of progress isn’t it? It’s time we did away with them all together… Beep beep…

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