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FF – Ramblings from the Pub Part 3 – No Big Thing

Here is my contribution to Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by J Hardy Carroll.

Copyright J Hardy Carroll


“I say, what spiffing advertising! Look, darling! A car atop a plinth!”

“My, yes! Let’s go inside. I say, you, scruffy unkempt local person, where’s the door?”

“Up thar. In th’ car.”

“What ho, that’s pretty rum! Let’s fetch a ladder! What fun! Thanks, aged country bumpkin!”


“Jed, wha’re them city folks a-doin wi’ that thar ladder?”

“I tol’ ‘em the diner were up thar.”

“In th’ car?”


“Dumb townies. Look, it’s-a startin’ ta fall unner the weight.”


“Two less city folks, ah reckon.”

“Arr. No bad thing.”

“No bad thing.”




  1. March 18, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    I’ll drink to that!


  2. March 18, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    Maybe it would have been better if they had been illiterate… reading kills.


  3. March 18, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    Never trust a city person with a ladder.

    “Don’t step above this point. Eh.” – me.

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 19, 2020 at 8:00 am

      I try to avoid them whenever possible. Though it’s been a long time since I lived in a city!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. March 18, 2020 at 8:38 pm



  5. March 18, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    Always a pleasure to see the pompous hoisted on their own petard


    • March 19, 2020 at 8:08 am

      Yep! I tried to make them sound as unlikable as possible within the word count so we wouldn’t be tempted to feel too sorry about their fate!


  6. March 18, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    Extreme Town vs. Country tale!


    • March 19, 2020 at 8:10 am

      Ooh, I think I’ll submit that to Channel 4. Townies and country folk swap homes for a week…

      Liked by 1 person

  7. March 18, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    HAHAHA! I say, I was laughing too much! 😀


  8. Lyn
    March 18, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    Arr, I’ll ‘ave an ‘alf


  9. March 19, 2020 at 12:35 am

    Good laugh. Letting you know my like button isn’t working anymore.


    • March 19, 2020 at 8:33 am

      I’m glad you liked it!
      I can see the “like” button on your blog.


  10. March 19, 2020 at 1:34 am

    My lungs got a good airing out on that one. Arr!


  11. March 19, 2020 at 3:08 am

    great take on the story I loved it! ❤


  12. March 19, 2020 at 4:00 am

    We actually have a dealer with a car up on a plinth too, but I think the diner outback.


    • March 19, 2020 at 8:46 am

      I’ve never seen a car up on a plinth 😦


  13. March 19, 2020 at 9:07 am

    Nice one. They particularly hate killer sheep, yer know 🙂


  14. Merbear74
    March 19, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    Jolly good!


  15. March 19, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    Dear Ali,

    Some folk is jes’ more gullible than others. You done tickled me funny bone. Good job, lad.




    • March 20, 2020 at 7:46 am

      Dear Rochelle,
      Fank ‘ee kindly, m’am 🙂


  16. March 19, 2020 at 2:32 pm

    If those city folks tipped the car over, then they must have gotten in the back seat. And we know what was going on back there….


  17. March 19, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    Yup, I agrees with ’em, two less city folk and a pint, not a bad day in all


  18. March 19, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    A great tale of them and us! Cheers!


  19. March 19, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    what a way to treat customers. rite of passage, i guess? 🙂


    • March 20, 2020 at 8:12 am

      The locals took offence at their offhand rudeness, I guess 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  20. March 19, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    The city person in me takes offense at that.
    The country person thinks that’s funny.
    Wait. What? Now I’m confused and it’s all your fault.

    Liked by 1 person

  21. March 20, 2020 at 12:21 am

    I agree with MythRider. City folk!


  22. March 21, 2020 at 7:41 am

    Just add alcohol!


  23. March 21, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    Thanks for the laugh 🙂 Not that getting killed is funny, but this is FICTION, yes?


  24. March 22, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    Arr…pawsome😸More Clean Pawkisses🐾😽💞


  25. Mike
    March 23, 2020 at 11:52 pm

    It was nice to smile at this story, loved it


  26. March 25, 2020 at 12:30 am



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    July 14, 2021 at 1:54 pm
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