Heroic Assumption

ED169F32-29B5-4220-8F1E-5DE283539CE8“Clyde is such a screw up,” David said. “I’m assuming that he’ll come around and agree to help us out of this mess he made.”

“You know what they say about people who make assumptions, don’t you?” Reggie said.

“Okay, here we go with another one of your trite clichés,” David said. “Go ahead and enlighten me.”

“They say that when you assume, you make an ass out of you and me,” Reggie said. “Get it? ASS-U-ME.”

“Yes, I get it,” David said. “And who is this ‘they’ who came up with that bit of wisdom?”

Reggie shrugged his shoulders. “I don’t know, but I assume they were smart.”

“Of course you do,” David said sarcastically. “I’ve also heard a quip about assumptions.”

“Oh yeah,” said David. “What did you hear?”

“That assumption is the mother of all screw ups.”

“So you’re saying that Clyde’s mother’s name is Assumption?” Reggie asked. “That’s a really weird name.”

“Never mind,” David said, shaking his head back and forth in disbelief.


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

3 thoughts on “Heroic Assumption

  1. newepicauthor May 23, 2018 / 3:19 pm

    The first time I heard that I was watching the Odd Couple and FU said it, yes exactly Felix Unger.

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  2. Sight11 May 23, 2018 / 5:24 pm

    Maybe I don’t understand it but could you explain it to me. Is that boy really that stupid or was he trying to be an ass?

    Liked by 1 person

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