Fandango’s Friday Flashback — September 20

Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of you earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember?

Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year.

How about you? Why don’t you reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year? You can repost your Friday Flashback post on your blog and pingback to this post. Or you can just write a comment below with a link to the post you selected.

If you’ve been blogging for less than a year, go ahead and choose a post that you previously published on this day (the 20th) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.

This bit of nonsense was originally posted on September 20, 2014 in a now defunct blog of mine.

Above and Below

above and belowRonald is not just your average Joe. Not by a long shot. He is seriously above average. Just ask him. He’ll tell you.

Oh wow. You must think that he is one conceited SOB to make such a claim. He must really be full of himself; quite the egoist, right?

The truth is that, by almost any measure, Ronald is, in fact, a highly accomplished individual.

He has earned several graduate degrees. He has a fulfilling, high-paying job. He’s highly regarded, both at his job and in his community. He lives a comfortable life. He pays his bills on time and in full each month and still has plenty of money left over to enjoy some of the finer things life has to offer.

He and his wife have been happily married for three decades and together they raised three wonderful children who have grown up to become above average adults in their own rights.

So yes, Ronald feels pretty good about all that. Sure, there are other aspects of his life about which he might not feel so good, but this is neither the time nor the place to discuss such matters.

It’s very clear to anyone who is paying close attention that Ronald is above average. And I mean that quite literally.

I know this about Ronald because he has introduced me to the occupant of the apartment directly beneath his own. That occupant is a gentleman by the name of François Averagé.

His name is pronounced ah-vuh-RAHZH-ay. He’s French, according to Ronald. Or Belgian. Ronald’s not sure.

So you see, because he lives in the apartment directly above Mr. Averagé from France or Belgium, it cannot be denied that Ronald is, indeed, above Averagé.

Interestingly, the woman who lives in the apartment directly above Ronald is Victoria Arness. She recently got married, though, and now lives the apartment above Ronald with her husband, Samuel Belt.

Thus, while Ronald is above Averagé, he is also below the Belts.

15 thoughts on “Fandango’s Friday Flashback — September 20

  1. annieasksyou September 20, 2019 / 5:12 am

    That’s a fun post, Fandango. I happen to be a regular practitioner of bad puns, so I heartily appreciated yours.

    I also appreciate your generosity in encouraging us to reblog here. I was just getting started a year ago and not posting every week, so this is the closest to September 20. It’s long (I do tend to run on), but I think it’s even more relevant today: “Practicing Optimism in a Crappy World.” Link below.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango September 20, 2019 / 10:27 am

      I clicked on the link you provided, but I got a “Nothing Found” page.


    • Fandango September 20, 2019 / 6:54 pm

      Thanks for resending the link.


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