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FF – Mr Bad Decisions

Here is my contribution to Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. The photo was contributed by Na’ama Yehuda.

My story is a bit surreal this week. So what’s new…

Copyright Na’ama Yehuda


The instructions said to use one on hands, eat the other. Let’s open this. Ooh, lovely, says “cream”, that must be for the hands.


So I eat this one. Tastes of antiseptic! That’ll be great for my stomach problems. Bit chewy though.

Three major surgeries later, and our hero is faced with a chainsaw and an elastic band.

I was told to snap one on my wrist to train myself against bad decisions and use the other to trim the hedge.

Ten minutes later…

Really hard trimming the hedge with this elastic band, especially now I only have one hand…


  1. January 22, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    Using one hand is tough.
    Antiseptic was kept in the ice-cream box?


    • January 22, 2020 at 8:33 pm

      There’s some sort of antiseptic wipe in the photo he was supposed to use on his hands which he ate, he was supposed to eat the ice cream 🙂


  2. January 22, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    He ought not to be let out on his own. 😉


    • January 22, 2020 at 8:34 pm

      For sure, or people should give him more explicit instructions 🙂


  3. January 22, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    It may be surreal but it is almost armless!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. January 22, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    Poor fool should never be left unsupervised…


  5. January 22, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    I would leave him with decisions with fewer consequences such as ice-cream or liver-smoothie…


    • January 23, 2020 at 7:38 am

      Yes, something a little less potentially fatal.


  6. January 22, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    Darwin would not approve of this man surviving.


  7. January 22, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    HAHAHA! This is what happens as the human species degenerates. Hopefully he did not have offspring.


    • January 23, 2020 at 7:44 am

      He hasn’t destroyed that part of his anatomy – yet 🙂


  8. January 22, 2020 at 11:12 pm

    Hugely creative Ali… what a take!


  9. January 22, 2020 at 11:15 pm

    Creative … but I’m staying FAR AWAY from this one … 😉


  10. January 23, 2020 at 12:16 am

    Should not be left on their own, must be supervised at all times!!


    • January 23, 2020 at 7:49 am

      I’m sure he has that written on a tag somewhere. Unfortunately he made the decision not to wear it…

      Liked by 1 person

  11. January 23, 2020 at 4:13 am

    darn, it looks like he still needs close supervision. he’s not mature enough to be on his own.


  12. January 23, 2020 at 11:50 am

    Ouch! Messy way to go! I hope my neighbour takes care when he trims his Leylandii…


    • January 23, 2020 at 12:29 pm

      Yes, those “hedge-trimming” elastic bands can be really dicey 🙂


  13. January 23, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    Legend in his own mind!


  14. January 23, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    I think you made full use of the photo. 🙂


    • January 24, 2020 at 6:26 pm

      Yes, that antiseptic wipe (I assume) was a great stroke of luck 🙂


  15. January 23, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    Dear Ali,

    Sticky hands and sour stomach. This shnook needs a keeper for sure. Funny.




    • January 24, 2020 at 6:27 pm

      Dear Rochelle,
      He’s got no common sense at all!


  16. January 23, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    Brilliant, thanks for the biggest grin of my day – I trust it’s not true, or I’m going to feel very awkward!


    • January 24, 2020 at 6:29 pm

      Ha ha, no, not true. Sometimes I worry about commenting on someone’s story in case it’s based on real life!

      Liked by 1 person

  17. January 23, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    Darwinism must be a failure. This idiot is still alive…


    • January 24, 2020 at 6:31 pm

      Poisoned, dismembered, and still going!


  18. January 24, 2020 at 2:29 am

    How has this dude survived long enough to write his story?


    • January 24, 2020 at 6:34 pm

      Nobody knows. And there’s some poor sensible guy somewhere who’s been careful all his life and a piano falls on his head…

      Liked by 1 person

  19. January 24, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    Poor thing. I think he needs more specific instructions and 24 hours a day supervision. Surprised he’s still alive. Funny story!


    • January 24, 2020 at 6:35 pm

      He definitely shouldn’t ever be left alone. I’m glad you liked it!

      Liked by 1 person

  20. January 24, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    An ingenious take on the photo Ali, and gruesome. I felt really worried when the hero is faced by a chainsaw and an elastic band, it was all downhill after that.


    • January 24, 2020 at 6:36 pm

      Yes, it was pretty obvious what was going to happen to the poor chap at that point!


  21. January 24, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    Some people are just so STUPID!


  22. January 24, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    Off course it’s a man, I hope it’s a man! 🙂


    • January 24, 2020 at 6:42 pm

      Yep, it’s a man. In fact I’m surprised he even read the instructions 🙂


  23. January 24, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    OMC…he did had eyes, didn’t he?😸Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend🐾😽💞


    • January 24, 2020 at 6:46 pm

      That’s about all he’ll have left if he carries on like this 🙂 You have a lovely weekend too!


  24. January 24, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    “If he had a brain he’d be dangerous.” Old saying but so fitting here 🙂


  25. January 25, 2020 at 10:46 am

    sounds like the medication is not working – quick before he cuts off someone’s head.


    • January 25, 2020 at 11:51 am

      Hopefully he’s forgotten where he left the chainsaw…


  26. January 26, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    I have a feeling he won’t survive another mix-up. I guess he’s never understood the phrase “live and learn”! 😉


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