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Pegman – They Saved the World!

Here is my post for What Pegman Saw, which this week is at the Sambor Prei Kuk temple in Cambodia. It’s a bit small, but the sign says “No Entry” in various languages, and there’s scaffolding up.

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“After millennia, I return to the temple of Sambor Prei Kuk, my ancient home.”

“Your time is nigh, Master!”

“Correct, minion. I shall absorb the ancient power and I shall kill, smash and destroy! The world will BURN!”

“Yes, Master. Burn!”

“Let us enter, let us… NO! THIS CANNOT BE!”

“What is the matter, Master?”

“Cannot you read, minion? There is no entry. The site is currently unsafe.”

“But, Master, you are Death Incarnate, Destroyer of Worlds…”

“SILENCE, MINION! Do you seriously suggest that we ignore the sign? It could be dangerous. It clearly states that construction work is underway.”

“But Master… burn… destroy…”

“We cannot go around ignoring signs willy-nilly. It would be ANARCHY! We shall return next week. Perhaps they will be finished.”

They were not finished. The workers drank a lot of tea and leaned on their shovels for hours, but the work was unending and the world was safe.


  1. September 24, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Oh boy, I think the world could use a few more of those signs, and more people willing to obey them like the most honorable Master.

    Smart, funny and entertaining!


    • September 24, 2017 at 5:48 pm

      There have gotta be rules, even for such as this world-destroying fellow 🙂
      I’m glad you enjoyed it!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. September 24, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Hats off! This is the first time I’ve seen a dawdling construction crew transformed willy-nilly into the saviors of the world! No doubt it will be the last time as well, haha


    • September 24, 2017 at 5:49 pm

      I’ll never make derogatory comments about them again. Who knows, they could be unwittingly doing the world a service!

      Liked by 2 people

  3. September 24, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Thanks goodness, we are safe here too. The roadworks around the corner started in June last year. Still on. Obviously, safety of the world is more important.


  4. September 24, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    Do you know where those signs can be purchased? I’d like some to post around the town boundaries. Great job!


  5. September 24, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    Who would’ve guessed the Destroyer of Worlds to be the poster boy for safety! 😉


  6. September 24, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Safety first! And the world lives to see another day! Great story! 🙂


    • September 25, 2017 at 6:40 am

      He didn’t want something falling on his head while he was absorbing all that ancient power 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed it!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. September 24, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Haha, good spot and great use of the sign. Hilarious stuff.


    • September 25, 2017 at 6:41 am

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it! It all fell into place as I toured around and spotted that sign.

      Liked by 1 person

  8. September 24, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Dear Ali,

    For a number of years I worked as an in-store signmaker in a supermarket. I’m really surprised that The Destroyer would abide by signs. Humans certainly don’t. 😉 Fun read on a Sunday afternoon.




    • September 25, 2017 at 6:42 am

      Dear Rochelle,
      The Destroyer is much more conscientious than most humans 🙂
      I’m glad you enjoyed it!


  9. Lyn
    September 24, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    They were not finished. The workers drank a lot of tea and leaned on their shovels for hours, but the work was unending and the world was safe. ” Aaah… municipal council workers. Well done D-Man! 😀


    • September 25, 2017 at 6:42 am

      They’re the same the world over, fortunately! I’m glad you liked it 🙂


  10. September 24, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    Just like HOME. Seven workman, one doing something that might be work. The rest, drinking coffee, napping in the truck. Nothing is EVER done.


    • September 25, 2017 at 6:44 am

      We’re trying to pass a law to make utilities companies pay for the amount of time they’re digging up the road. I bet that’ll get stuff done a lot faster.


  11. September 25, 2017 at 12:50 am

    Great stuff!


  12. September 25, 2017 at 2:15 am

    I always thought safety regulations were a bit too strict, but now that I see even world destroying evil geniuses are obligated to follow them, I really think they’re a tad ridiculous….


    • September 25, 2017 at 6:45 am

      There’s gotta be rules… the more ridiculous, the better.


  13. September 25, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    This sounds familiar. Ha, ha, well at least we’re safe from that destroyer. Do you suppose this would work in North Korea? 😀 — Suzanne


    • September 26, 2017 at 11:37 am

      We can but try. Kim looks like the sort who’s a real stickler for rules!

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Jelli
    September 25, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Oh, that really gave me a serious laugh. If I’m not careful the other people in this new place are gonna think I’m nuts. giggles. To think that IT would actually obey a sign… guffaw!


    • September 26, 2017 at 11:37 am

      It’s a very law-abiding destroyer of worlds 🙂 I’m glad it gave you a laugh!

      Liked by 1 person

  15. Merbear74
    September 25, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    All, willy-nilly, haha!!


  16. September 25, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Hahahahaha! Thank goodness for lazy workers!!


  17. September 25, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    …and we are safe for the time being, but how long will that be. Had a hearty laugh at this one Ali. 😀


  18. September 25, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    Oh, if only all villains were obedient villains! Enjoyed!


    • September 26, 2017 at 11:41 am

      Things would be so much simpler. A few signs and we’re safe…

      Liked by 1 person

  19. September 26, 2017 at 5:05 am
    • September 26, 2017 at 11:41 am

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it!


  20. September 26, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    But I am sure the wait finished off the Master and his minion 😀 Enjoyed this story very much thank you!


    • September 27, 2017 at 5:55 am

      Very probably! Or they got bored and gave up 🙂 I’m glad you liked it!

      Liked by 1 person

  21. September 27, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Good thing the destroyer of worlds likes to play by the rules.


    • September 28, 2017 at 5:41 am

      For sure. Real sticklers for rules, these evil supernatural entities.


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