SoCS — Sealing the Ceiling

Image result for man painting the ceiling

“Please be careful up there,” she entreated me.

“Don’t worry, this ladder is very safe and secure,” I responded. “Besides, after that downpour on Thursday and the ensuing leak, someone’s got to get up here and take care of sealing this ceiling now that the roofer has fixed the roof.”

“I get it,” she responded, “but don’t forget that you lost your job and you don’t have any health insurance.”

“I can get coverage through Obamacare,” I noted.

“Well, I guess if you’re going to fall and break your neck while sealing the ceiling, better to do it now before the Republicans are successful in sealing the deal to repeal Obamacare.”

“Thanks for bumming me out,” I said. “Maybe the ceiling will come crashing down on the GOP in the midterms next year.”

“One can only hope,” she replied.

This post was written for Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt this week, where we are challenged to write a post using the words “sealing” and/or “ceiling.”

12 thoughts on “SoCS — Sealing the Ceiling

    • Fandango July 22, 2017 / 7:24 am

      Keeping my fingers crossed that our democracy will still exist by the time the midterms come around.

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      • bikerchick57 July 22, 2017 / 7:30 am

        Right! Democracy will continue to exist in some form, whether it is good or bad. I’m more concerned with voters, who seem to keep their heads buried in the sand or stand by their party no matter what. It’s a bit scary and disheartening.

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  1. Sandi July 22, 2017 / 8:17 am

    sealing this ceiling now that the roofer has fixed the roof.” – hahahah – that reminds me of the
    “you know that I know that you know…”

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  2. newepicauthor July 22, 2017 / 10:24 am

    One can only hope that the enemy has left the gates. I have read that sealing the deal is often used in reference to sexual relations, although I have no personal knowledge of that.

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    • Fandango July 22, 2017 / 11:07 am

      I’ve heard it used mostly in the context of closing a business deal. But, yeah, I suppose it could apply to sexual encounters.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Sight11 July 22, 2017 / 11:31 am

    Great post.. (OK you win)..

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Tricia September 1, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    Would you really have that type of conversation with your spouse? Does any married couple? I would tell my husband, “You break your neck, I’ll break you! I’m not wasting my Costco sized Vicks to help repair an ‘I-told-you- so’ I’m telling you now, so I won’t have to tell you later! Are you listening to me, Fred?!” Too much? I digress.

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      • Tricia September 1, 2017 / 4:20 pm

        Which one? My example or the one in your post?

        Liked by 1 person

        • Fandango September 1, 2017 / 8:32 pm

          The one in my post. I don’t shop at Costco! 😜


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