Friday Fictioneers — Cold Beer

916DA8F7-F1F8-4BA4-A87D-16D7F254372EElaine came home from work exhausted. She walked into the kitchen, dropped her pocketbook on the table, and went to the fridge to grab a beer. Suddenly she froze. “Clyde,” she screamed, “where’s the goddam refrigerator?”

“I hauled that piece of crap out of here and dumped it in the ravine behind the house,” he called out from the living room.

“What on earth possessed you to do that?” Elaine, bewildered, asked.

“It wasn’t keeping my beer cold enough,” he complained.

“Why didn’t you just call the place we bought it?” she asked. “It was still under warranty, you idiot!”

(100 words)

Written for the Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Photo credit: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.

20 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — Cold Beer

  1. Marleen May 8, 2020 / 9:25 am

    I can relate.

    Appliance stories. And husband stories.

    As you know, I have a non-functioning dishwasher (not very old) right now.

    Here’s another story from when my children were little… and my mom or dad gave us an old fridge that I grew up with, so decades old (fully functional and in great shape), to put in our basement. My husband didn’t usually have beer around, but he suddenly decided the thing to do was… put beer in that fridge. Then he bought a padlock set (whatever it’s really called) that he bolted into the side and front of the fridge so he would know the boys couldn’t get in and take any beer. But guess what? (Yeah, I think it worked to keep the boys out. Guess again.)

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  2. Keith's Ramblings May 8, 2020 / 9:51 am

    There’s a little knob inside which you twist to change the temperature. But that’s no excuse. He did the right thing!

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  3. msjadeli May 8, 2020 / 5:21 pm

    I can visualize that moment when she reaches for the beer and there’s no fridge. Well, he solved his problem of not-cold-enough beer, didn’t he — now he’ll have none.

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  4. Naonato May 8, 2020 / 8:37 pm

    Fun! With very little, you’ve painted a very full picture!

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  5. leigha66 May 9, 2020 / 10:08 pm

    Clyde is not the brightest… besides you are not supposed to throw out refrigerators without either removing the hinges or locking the doors shut. Good story.

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    • Fandango May 9, 2020 / 11:45 pm

      “…you are not supposed to throw out refrigerators without either removing the hinges or locking the doors shut.” Well, as you noted, Clyde is not the brightest!

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  6. Nan Falkner May 11, 2020 / 10:04 pm

    Doesn’t sound like Clyde was thinking when he threw it away. Perhaps just lowering the temperature should work too! Thanks for the entertainment!

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    • Fandango May 11, 2020 / 11:39 pm

      Clyde was not the sharpest knife in the drawer.


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