A Father and His Son

589D2147-3F96-4BA2-BDE1-A8A580F63061“Listen, son,” his father said, “in order be good at this sales game, you need to be able to multitask.”

“I can do that, Dad,” he said. “Watch me take this orange, apple, and peach and multitask.”

“Son, that’s juggling, not multitasking,” his father corrected. “If you really want to be a sales hero when you grow up, my boy, you need to be a magician. You need to be able to divert and distract your marks’ attention. That way, the gullible suckers will be amazed because they didn’t see it coming. They’ll only see what you want them to see, not what you are actually doing.”

“I know I can do that. I can be the best salesman in the world, Dad,” he said. “Believe me.”

“I know you can, son,” his father told him. “If you set your mind to it, maybe someday you can be president. Imagine the jubilation of the crowds when you hold your political rallies.”

“Yes, Dad,” Donald said. “I can see it, bigly.”


Written for the following one-word prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (game), Scotts Daily prompt (good), Your Daily Word Prompt (multitask), Ragtag Daily Prompt (orange), Word of the Day Challenge (hero), and Daily Addictions (jubilation).

4 thoughts on “A Father and His Son

  1. Cyranny September 11, 2018 / 11:10 am

    A conversation many would wish never happened… 😉

    Liked by 2 people

  2. baddadcartoons101 September 11, 2018 / 10:18 pm

    Presidential multitasking- doing a porn star while on the phone with your good friend Vlad, eating a McDonald’s cheese burger and paying off the National Enquirer to keep from publishing an embarrassing story. (And do all this without a hair on your head falling out of place)

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