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FF – Not a Hat Shop

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by Björn Rudberg.

This amount of hats just begged for a crazy Monty Python-esque scene.

Copyright Björn Rudberg

 

“Good day to you, Sir, and how may I help you?”

“Good day, Sir. I have need of a hat.”

“You are in luck, Sir, for we are a hat shop.”

“I see no hats, Sir.”

“Look around you, Sir, a veritable cornucopia of hats!”

“Ye-gads, Sir, no hats do I see!”

“Are you perhaps visually impaired, Sir?”

“The cheek! Since you have no hats I shall try one of your knitted tea-cosies. Perhaps that will keep my head warm. Yes, I’ll take it!”

“Of course, Sir.”

“These tea-cosies make excellent hats, Sir! Consider selling them as such.”

“Harrumph.”

 

  1. Dale
    December 20, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    *Guffaw*! That was fun indeed, Alistair!

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  2. December 20, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    Ha… ingenious. I will wear a tea-cosy tomorrow I think

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    • December 21, 2017 at 12:30 pm

      Good idea, they make great hats!

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  3. December 20, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    So Monty Python!! 😀 I’m ordering my tea-cosy! 😀

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    • December 21, 2017 at 12:30 pm

      Judging from the comments, I should have started a tea-cosy business and posted a link 🙂

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  4. December 20, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    It’s all in the eye of the beholder! Such fun!

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  5. December 20, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Dear Ali

    This sounds like an scene from Mr. Magoo. Cute story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • December 21, 2017 at 12:32 pm

      Dear Rochelle,
      Thanks for the link, it does 🙂
      Ali

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  6. December 20, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    Wonderful – evoked happy memories of the Python sketches 🙂

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    • December 21, 2017 at 12:32 pm

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it! Such a bunch of funny madmen, they were 🙂

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  7. December 20, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    Cute. I wish I looked better in hats. 😦

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  8. michael1148humphris
    December 20, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    Lovely story.

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  9. December 21, 2017 at 4:46 am

    Well done, Ali. Definitely a unique approach.

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    • December 21, 2017 at 12:33 pm

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it!

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  10. December 21, 2017 at 4:55 am

    my hat is off to you for coming up with that delightful story. 🙂

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  11. December 21, 2017 at 5:52 am

    Ha ha ha ha ha. That was so much fun, especially the last lines 🙂

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  12. December 21, 2017 at 6:09 am

    Wonderfully Python-y!!!

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    • December 21, 2017 at 12:34 pm

      Thanks! It has a touch of their fun madness about it 🙂

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  13. Lyn
    December 21, 2017 at 7:42 am

    LOL I’d buy half a dozen of those tea-cosies. Very colourful indeed 😀

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    • December 21, 2017 at 12:34 pm

      Me too. And they double as excellent hats too, I’m told 🙂

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  14. December 21, 2017 at 9:13 am

    A very, very fun story. 🙂Thanks for the smiles.

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    • December 21, 2017 at 12:35 pm

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it, and you’re welcome for the smiles 🙂

      Like

  15. December 21, 2017 at 9:13 am

    A tea-cosy? lol

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  16. December 21, 2017 at 9:40 am

    It did sound like Mr Magoo. Funny one!

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    • December 21, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it!

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  17. December 21, 2017 at 11:51 am

    He’s going to feel silly when the first passerby on the street asks him why he has a tea cosy on his head…

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    • December 21, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      I’m sure he’ll have a curt yet witty response.

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  18. December 21, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Great, Ail. Good writing. It’s definitely a mixture of Monty Python and Mister McGoo. 😀 — Suzanne

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  19. December 21, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    The salesperson managed that very well, I thought!

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    • December 21, 2017 at 4:17 pm

      He wanted a sale no matter what his patron thought he was selling 🙂

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  20. December 21, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Hahahahahaha! Tea cozies. LOL!

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    • December 21, 2017 at 4:17 pm

      And they double as hats!

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      • December 21, 2017 at 5:18 pm

        Oh, they really do?? I have never seen one.

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      • December 22, 2017 at 8:15 am

        No, they don’t really. I suppose you could wear one as a hat if you liked 🙂

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      • December 22, 2017 at 2:47 pm

        Oh okay. 😀 😀

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  21. December 21, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    Wonderfull fun 🙂

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  22. December 22, 2017 at 5:18 am

    What a whimsical post, imagining clearly in my mind the exchange, with the accent and all! Made me laugh, very nice! =)

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    • December 22, 2017 at 8:17 am

      Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed it and were able to imagine the whole crazy scene unfold 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  23. December 22, 2017 at 8:25 am

    so nice – — ahhhh

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  24. December 22, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Haha. I actually thought they were tea cosies when I first saw them! Love your yarn.

    Click to read my FriFic!

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    • December 22, 2017 at 2:16 pm

      Haha “yarn” 🙂 I’m glad you liked it. See, hat/cosy confusion is not so far-fetched after all.

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  25. December 23, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Ha ha – I could hear John Cleese and Michael Palin! Great story.

    I’m going to resume writing stories with FF in the New Year.
    Happy Christmas!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    • December 23, 2017 at 5:10 pm

      I’m glad you could hear them in there 🙂
      Happy Christmas and I look forward to your stories in the New Year!

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  26. December 23, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    A fun scene with great dialogue. I could well imagine this as a Monty Python sketch, too.
    Perhaps Santa will leave you a nice new tea cosy to go with the Christmassy jumper you got a couple of years ago. 🙂 Happy Christmas! 😀

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    • December 23, 2017 at 5:16 pm

      I’m glad you liked it!
      Ooh, a tea cosy from Santa. Yay 🙂 Happy Christmas to all of you!

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  27. December 24, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Fun. It put me in mind of Monty Python’s cheese shop sketch, one of my favourites. Have a good Christmas

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    • December 24, 2017 at 10:53 am

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it, and have a great Christmas!

      Liked by 1 person

  28. December 25, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    Silly story. Fun read.

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  29. December 26, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Although I’ve never seen Monty Python (unbelievable, right?), I found this hilarious! 😁

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    • December 26, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      Monty Python is a bit weird 🙂
      I’m glad you enjoyed my story!

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  30. December 26, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    As Rochelle always adds with the Thoreau quote, it’s not what you look at, it’s what you see. Although, I think the customer here might need their cataracts removing. These hats don’t look like tea cosies! Or I’d like to see the teapot they fit. There’s another Python sketch for you to write. 🙂

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    • December 26, 2017 at 4:28 pm

      Surely you mean those tea cosies don’t look like hats heh heh 🙂

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  31. December 26, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Haha, that was fun.

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  32. January 3, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Haha! Thanks, for the smiles Ali. 🙂

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