Ben and Jerry were sitting in the crowded tasting room sampling their latest flavor experiment. “Ew!” Ben said. “Did you check the date before you used it?”
Jerry looked at his partner. “Before I used what?” he asked.
“The vanilla flavoring,” Ben said.
“Of course I….” Before Jerry could finish, both men felt a significant rumbling. Everyone in the tasting room jumped up and ran out, leaving Ben and Jerry sitting by themselves in the otherwise empty room.
“Oh my God,” Jerry said.
“I know,” said Ben, “we’re having an earthquake!”
“Quick,” said Jerry, “I need my nitroglycerin tablets. I need to find my pillbox.”
“I think it’s in your jacket,” Ben said.
“Oh right,” said Jerry, taking his pill. “And the vanilla was fine, by the way.”
Written for these daily challenges: From Teresa, the Story Starter Challenge, where the sentence is “Did you check the date before you used it?” Also from Teresa, the Opposites Attract Challenge, where the opposite words are crowded and empty. And from Paula Light’s Three Things Challenge, where the three things are earthquake, vanilla, and pillbox.