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FF – Museum Mishap

Here is my post for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle and with a photo contributed this week by Sandra Crook. To read the other stories, click on the blue froggy.

A silly little piece of nonsense this week.


Copyright Sandra Crook

Copyright Sandra Crook

 

“This, we believe,” droned the guide robot, “is a tattooing machine, from around the nineteenth century, old Earth date.”

The crowd “oohed” and “ahhed” before following the guide to the next room.

“Hurry up, dear,” said Filenza.

“One sec, I wanna try this out!” replied her husband.

“Are you mad? If you want a tattoo use an ink transference materialisation module.”

“Nah, this’ll be fun. Old school!” he replied. Filenza followed the others as her husband placed his hand under the needle and pushed the pedal.

“Aaaaargh! It’s not a tattooing machine! Aaaaargh!”

Long-suffering Filenza rolled her eyes. Idiot.

“Coming, dearest!”

 

  1. September 7, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Hahaha. What a fun take..! You also seem to predict that future may be hi tech but there will be a lack of common sense😀. Enjoyed this one!

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    • September 8, 2016 at 6:46 am

      Who needs common sense when tech does everything for you? It’s already happening!
      I’m glad you liked it 🙂

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  2. September 7, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    LOLOL! Oh wow! This is awesome. I can totally imagine this happening!

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    • September 8, 2016 at 6:47 am

      I bet we’ve made some mistakes about old stuff we’ve discovered too!
      I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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  3. September 7, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    Some people just have to try things for themselves. 😉

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  4. September 7, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    LOL Nice LOL

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  5. September 7, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Hilarious, made me smile. I wonder what people will make of some of our antiques in a few hundred years time.

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  6. September 7, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Very good. You gave me a good laugh.

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  7. September 7, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    Nothing ventured, nothing gained! I think he learned something that time. Amusing story.

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    • September 8, 2016 at 6:50 am

      It’s always a good day when you learn something. Like not messing with stuff 🙂

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  8. September 7, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Ouch.. a very plausible mistake.. great one.

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    • September 8, 2016 at 6:51 am

      A good guess at the machine’s function but sadly not quite right 🙂

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  9. September 7, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    No one does silly nonsense quite like you 😃

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  10. September 7, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Think he was ‘stitched up’ 😉

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  11. September 7, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    hehehe Silly guy! I would like to find an ink transference materialisation module! 🙂

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    • September 8, 2016 at 6:52 am

      Yeah, it sounds like it would be a lot less painful 🙂

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  12. September 7, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    You are so funny, Ali. You really ought to collect all these somewhere!

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  13. September 7, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    Oh! This is a delightful bit of nonsense. Men can be so ….lovely. : – )

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  14. September 7, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    I loved this very much. Curiosity stitched the man …

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    • September 8, 2016 at 6:56 am

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it! Hopefully his wife can unstitch him 🙂

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  15. September 7, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Hope doesn’t try out the old coffee grinder thinking it’s an antique finger massager,
    Another excellent humorous entry.
    Randy

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    • September 8, 2016 at 6:57 am

      Ha yes, he dodged a bullet really, that would have been far worse!
      I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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  16. September 7, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    Yup. In the future, they will have NO idea what we used stuff for. None. They’ll guess and be wrong more often than write. This could make a hilarious short movie.

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    • September 8, 2016 at 6:57 am

      I’m sure we’ve made mistakes with our archaeological finds too. I’m glad you liked my story!

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  17. September 8, 2016 at 12:58 am

    Ouch! That would be a painful mistake!

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    • September 8, 2016 at 6:59 am

      Let’s hope he’s learnt his lesson… 🙂

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  18. September 8, 2016 at 5:39 am

    I dunno…. given the types of piercings I’ve seen some of the more hardcore people get, they might enjoy this type of tattooing machine! No pain, no gain…

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    • September 8, 2016 at 7:00 am

      It would certainly be quite a novel piercing! Now I have an image of a bunch of chaps all lined up eager to be the one at the front screaming.

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  19. September 8, 2016 at 7:14 am

    HaHaHaHa! That sounds quite possible! 😀

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  20. September 8, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Well, he certainly found that out the hard way. I hope not all people in the future are that dumb. Good writing, Ali. 😀 — Suzanne

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    • September 8, 2016 at 12:52 pm

      I hope not too! I worry tech will do so much people won’t have to think any more…
      I’m glad you liked it!

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  21. September 8, 2016 at 10:17 am

    This is so funny, the comments too. Great way to look at archeological finds. They’ll expliain old phones as cult objects. 😀

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    • September 8, 2016 at 12:55 pm

      That’s the thing about archaeology – there’s guesswork involved sometimes. I think some very old phones already are cult objects 🙂
      I’m glad you liked it!

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  22. September 8, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Dear Ali,

    That made me cringe! I also want to know how he got his arm under the presser foot. Imaginative.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • September 8, 2016 at 12:57 pm

      Dear Rochelle,
      Yes, it must have been painful. This guy is pretty good at getting into trouble, I doubt the presser foot caused him much trouble!
      Ali

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  23. September 8, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    OMG!! A tattooing machine?! After reading this, I’ll never see our sewing machine the way I did before. Cant wait to tell mom! 😂

    Splendid tale, Ali.

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    • September 8, 2016 at 12:58 pm

      I bet if you put an ink dispenser on the needle it would do the job 🙂
      I’m glad you liked it!

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      • September 8, 2016 at 1:38 pm

        The I guess instead of the thread (as per SOP), we’ll need a long, thin tube enough to fit the needle. So whenever someone pedals, ink flows through. Lol! I’m such a bad mechanic. 😅

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      • September 9, 2016 at 7:00 am

        And possibly some mechanism to ensure it doesn’t go straight through your hand and pin it to the table 🙂

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  24. September 8, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Hahahaha! That’s what he gets for not listening to his wife. 😀 😀

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    • September 9, 2016 at 7:01 am

      I get the feeling he doesn’t listen to his wife quite often 🙂

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  25. September 8, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Such an imaginative take on the prompt. Slightly painful though.

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    • September 9, 2016 at 7:02 am

      Thanks! Yes, he’s definitely regretting it. I’m sure they have good medical tech in the future, though!

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  26. michael1148humphris
    September 8, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    You made me smile, great. Mike

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    • September 9, 2016 at 7:03 am

      Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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  27. September 8, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    That must have hurt…Ouch..MOL 😀 Pawkisses for a Happy Day 🙂 ❤

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  28. pennydanger
    September 9, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Cute and imaginative story! It’s a good thing he didn’t try it out on his bum. lol.

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    • September 9, 2016 at 1:02 pm

      Ha, yes! Imagine trying to explain that when the paramedics showed up 🙂

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  29. September 9, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Looks like the advance of technology did nothing to curb human curiosity and a lack of commonsense in some people . Nice story.

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    • September 9, 2016 at 2:47 pm

      No, progress can’t fix human nature. I’m glad you liked it!

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  30. September 9, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    I love this – it does look more like a tattooing machine.
    Children getting a finger stuck in the machine needle is not that unusual according to a sewing teacher friend – and you then have to think very carefully which way to turn the wheel in order to raise rather than lower the needle.

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    • September 10, 2016 at 4:34 am

      Yeah, we all got the “be careful” speech along with the “there was once a pupil who…” story when we started needlework at school. To be honest I always preferred sewing by hand, though I was a dab hand at threading the machine!
      I’m glad you enjoyed the story 🙂

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  31. September 9, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    This is fantastic! I love the setting and the story. Bad judgment is timeless.

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    • September 10, 2016 at 4:39 am

      From the beginning until the end of time, there’ll always be someone who sticks their hand somewhere dangerous “just to see what will happen” 🙂
      I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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  32. September 10, 2016 at 5:04 am

    So fun! Future humans will wear tattoos, and the robots will make practical jokes 🙂

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  33. September 10, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Very funny and my experience of some people with tattoos tells me why she’s rolling her eyes again.

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    • September 10, 2016 at 4:36 pm

      The long-suffering wife. I’m glad you liked it!

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  34. September 10, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Fun story, very enjoyable read.

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  35. September 10, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    It sure looks like a sawing machine my mother-in-law gave me when she passed away a while back.

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    • September 11, 2016 at 5:46 am

      My mum has a similar one but it was converted to electric a long time ago,

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  36. September 10, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    Some people just have to find out the hard way!
    Thanks for the giggle 🙂

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    • September 11, 2016 at 5:46 am

      Some people only learn through experience. Fortunately this experience, while painful, wasn’t fatal!

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  37. September 10, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    Idiot. “Coming, dearest!” Hahahahahahah! No kidding! I laughed out loud. I knew the wheels were going to fall off his trolley on this story and they did in an hilarious manner.

    Five out of five Popeye anchor forearms. 🙂

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    • September 11, 2016 at 5:48 am

      He’s one of “those people”, they’re easy to spot. I’m sure his long-suffering wife knew what was coming too! I’m glad you liked it 🙂

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  38. September 11, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    This is hilarious! Nice take. Ow, this would hurt!!

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    • September 12, 2016 at 8:34 am

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it! Yep, pretty painful 😦

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  39. September 12, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    You’re writing about robots too – woohoo! 🙂
    Long-suffering Filenza seems accustomed to her husband’s antics. 🙂

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    • September 12, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      Yeah, robots rock 🙂
      I get the impression from Filenza’s eye roll that her husband does regularly get into scrapes 🙂

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  40. September 13, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Hilarious, Ali! I bet he won’t be trying out any other museum exhibits in the future!

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  41. September 13, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Hahah – serves him right! A super fun story 🙂

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  42. September 18, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    It sounds as though poor Filenza’s used to getting her idiot husband out of scrapes. But, to be fair to him, it could have been a tattooing machine… Unfortunately for Filenza, her husband had to be the one to try it out! A fun read!

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    • September 19, 2016 at 7:58 am

      This is certainly not the first time she’s had to extricate him from a sticky situation!

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  43. October 2, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    HaHaHA… No one said ALL the extraterrestrials were smart!

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