Get Off The Pot!


Get Off The Pot!  A drabble for Friday Fictioneers

‘What is taking her so damn long?’, thought Ethyl. She had to pee and was dying for a cigarette, having just taken up smoking recently. “Cheryl, hurry up!!!”

“Hold your horses, Ethel.”

Ethel was tired of holding her horses. And there it was again, those tones, very faint, so familiar. Just then it dawned on Ethel. “Dammit, Cheryl, I know what you’re doing. You are sitting there playing Trivia Crack on your phone with Frances while I have to pee!!!”

“I’m doing no such thing!”

“I can hear the frigging wheel go round”

“I’m… dammit!!! Now look what you’ve done!”

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The prompt photo by  J Hardy Carroll immediately told me what Ethyl and Cheryl were up to today.  Join Rochelle Wisoff-Fields and the gang to read more 100 word stories at:

22 responses

  1. I know the feeling Cheryl, I can’t get away with anything either! 😆

  2. How mobile phones rule our lives. Games are meant to be fun, right?!

    1. They have certainly brought games to a new level. In fact, everything else too.

  3. Dear Ted,

    Have you been hanging out in the ladies room again? And why did Ethel take up smoking? Shame on her. Personally, when I’m on the throne and hear someone on their phone in the next stall, I like to flush a few times. 😉 Good one and always happy to see you in the FFFold.



    1. Glad to be back, Rochelle. The first thing I thought of when I saw this photo, was that the tile work made me think of a rest room that you would find in a public place, then the no smoking sign and the telephone came into play and the story went from there. Interesting how the mind works on these things. So many photos just cause a blank stare. I guess one has to be in the mood. I’ll try to be in the mood more.

      As for Ethyl’s smoking habit, you know she never sticks with anything for long. She will probably have quit by the next time you see her. Besides, Cheryl doesn’t like it, but what does Cheryl like?

  4. LOL…good one Ted, and thanks for the mention….I think! 🙂

    1. The same thing happens to me as happened to Cheryl when I play you. But, I am going to beat you on the next one.

      1. Congrats my friend. I guess I have to allow you to win once in a while. 🙂

      2. Yes, but you don’t.

  5. Totally HILARIOUS! I bet that happens….

    1. I’m sure, Susie. You sure have been busy, I’m enjoying your trip to Scotland.

  6. LOL! I don’t understand people who use their phone while they pee… 😉

  7. Hooray, Ethel and Cheryl (and you) are back. Great story as ever. Loved it. Will this pair ever stop bickering?

  8. Hahaha! I laughed out loud on this, Ted. I could see it all happening. Great! I mean, it’s logical — on the toilet, you’re a captive audience.

    Five out of five 2000 Flushes.

  9. This is very real, Ted. Throw a fart or two in there and it would be just like a visit to a stall at Walmart.

  10. Brilliant, I could see it happening – well, almost!

    Click to read my FriFic

  11. That’s why people take their phones into the bathroom? To play games? Sheesh. No wonder they get dropped into the toilet. The phones, not the people 🙂

  12. This is common in Korea. You are waiting to go to the can, and you realize that after 20 minutes, the guy was just sitting on the pot…playing “instagram crack”. Well done!

  13. Great fun , this!!

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