photo courtesy of Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
POKE THE FROG TO JOIN
THE LAST WORD
“Jeff, did you get my cigarettes ? No ? It’s not enough I have a job, pay our rent, be here while you straighten your life out.”
“Meant to Trish, not feeling so good, too many the beers last night.”
”Grinds me down” he thought “can’t stand her chainsaw voice, who is she to lecture me. Just need a little help to get back on my feet. Tomorrow I will look for work, stop drinking.”
“OK Trish, I’m going for your cigarettes “.
I’ll stay out, sleep rough, see how you like that Trish.
October 22, 2019 at 4:20 am
A demanding person this Trish. Why is Jeff tolerating her?
October 23, 2019 at 2:18 pm
Thanks for your comment Abhijit. My sense is that some people are helpers and others are victim like, and they attract each other, unhappily.
October 20, 2019 at 8:10 pm
I would say that Trish will be better off without that parasite. Somehow I saw Andy Capp in this.
October 23, 2019 at 2:28 pm
I appreciate your comment Bjorn. I do wonder sometimes about what the ‘pay-off’ in a relationship is.
October 20, 2019 at 1:53 pm
Chainsaw voice is quite the description, but it sounds like Jeff is the excess baggage. Good one.
October 21, 2019 at 2:48 pm
Thanks for your comment Rochelle – glad you like the ‘chainsaw voice! I am interested in what keeps couple together.
October 19, 2019 at 9:14 am
He needs more than a little help by the sound of things.
Here’s my story!.
October 19, 2019 at 2:56 pm
Thanks for your comment Keith
October 19, 2019 at 9:01 am
With any luck he won’t come back…
October 23, 2019 at 2:30 pm
Thanks for your comment Ali. It would solve things wouldn’t it.
October 18, 2019 at 10:54 pm
Jeff needs some help and a wake up call, I’m not sure Trish is the one to do it for him.
October 19, 2019 at 3:08 pm
I appreciate your comment Iain, think you may be right.
October 18, 2019 at 9:32 pm
Good riddance, I’d say.
October 23, 2019 at 2:34 pm
Thanks for your comment Tracey, Jeff would be hard to live with I’m sure.
October 18, 2019 at 6:48 pm
Well done, Francine.
You just need a comma: Meant to, Trish – I was reading it and wasn’t sure what you meant. Took me two readings!
And if I were Trish, I wouldn’t care if he slept rough… looks like he needs to face reality.
October 23, 2019 at 2:37 pm
I appreciate your comment Dale. Perhaps Trish’s comments will be enough to end their relationship ?
October 23, 2019 at 2:42 pm
I should think he might want to move on…
October 18, 2019 at 5:10 pm
Some people are so hard to help. Nicely observed and described – I particularly liked “chainsaw voice”.
October 23, 2019 at 2:42 pm
Thanks so much Penny, I’m pleased you liked the story, and the ‘chainsaw’ voice. I quite liked that too !
October 18, 2019 at 4:38 pm
The self-pitying tone and the destrutcive self-delusion are perfectly observed
October 23, 2019 at 2:40 pm
Thanks so much Neil, I appreciate your comment. I’m glad the tone and the self-delusion came over – that’s what I was aiming for.
October 24, 2019 at 9:01 am
I really liked your story.