Genie Out of the Bottle


“You and your fellow Trump voters really let the genie out of the bottle, didn’t you?” Tom said to his coworker, Jeff.

“Thank you,” Jeff responded. “We did, didn’t we?”

“I didn’t mean that as a compliment, Jeff,” Tom said.

“Well that’s how I took it,” Jeff said. “Trump is like a genie who is doing all kinds of magical things for our country.”

Tom shook his head. “You realize that if you say that the genie is out of the bottle or that someone has let the genie out of the bottle, you mean that something has happened which has made a great and permanent change in people’s lives — especially a bad change.”

I don’t agree that he’s caused bad changes to happen,” Jeff said.

“You’ve been conned, Jeff,” Tom said. “And one day you’ll see that the genie you and your fellow Trump supporters let out of the bottle with your votes is going to bite you — and this country — in your asses.”

Written for today’s one-word prompt, “genie.”

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