Factory Reset

“I just read a review in the paper about a new bakery that recently opened up in the neighborhood,” Gail said. “There are a number of items on the menu that the reviewer described as mouthwatering. He raved about the Black Forest cake, which is one of my favorites. And the ambience, for a neighborhood bakery, is surprisingly inviting, the reviewer wrote.”

Gregg, sitting across the kitchen table from his wife, briefly looked up from his smartphone and absently said, “right.”

“Right what?” Gail asked. “Did you hear a word I said?”

“Um, you were saying something about cakes, right?” Gregg responded, a somewhat sheepish look on his face.

“You never listen to a thing I say, do you? Your nose is always stuck in whatever you’re doing on that goddam phone,” Gail said. She reached across the table and grabbed Gregg’s smartphone.

“What are you doing?” He shouted. “Give that back to me.”

“I’m going to obliterate whatever it is on this smartphone that so captivates you that you never listen to a word I say,” Gail said. And with that, she went to the smartphone’s setting and tapped on “Erase All Content and Settings.”E70D9448-6FA2-4588-9499-0B1CB770C433

Written for these daily prompts: Jibber Jabber (paper), The Daily Spur (number), Ragtag Daily Prompt (mouthwatering), Word of the Day Challenge (cake), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (ambience), and Your Daily Word Prompt (obliterate).

23 thoughts on “Factory Reset

  1. Sadje July 18, 2020 / 11:20 am

    Poor guy, this would be hard to forgive.

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    • Fandango July 18, 2020 / 11:06 pm

      The moral of the story: pay attention when your spouse is speaking to you! 😉

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  2. CARAMEL July 18, 2020 / 11:42 am

    I was totally distracted by the names of your characters.
    Here in England, Greggs is one of the most popular high street bakeries, and a couple of years ago hit the jackpot by starting to sell vegan sausage rolls which became very popular.
    Gails is an artisan bakery with gorgeous cafes. Between them, Greggs, Gails (and another bakery chain called Paul) dominate the bakery world here.
    Can you tell I have baking on my mnd?

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    • Fandango July 18, 2020 / 11:14 pm

      Yes, you certainly do seem preoccupied by your name-off. 😉

      I’d never heard of either Greggs or Gails bakeries, so my choice of names for my characters in this tale was purely a happy coincidence!

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  3. Paula Light July 18, 2020 / 12:21 pm

    I actually reset the keyboard periodically to wipe out my goofy spellings 🤣

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    • Fandango July 18, 2020 / 11:31 pm

      She was clearly pissed!


    • Fandango July 18, 2020 / 11:32 pm

      Hell hath no furry like a woman ignored.


  4. Shweta Suresh July 18, 2020 / 6:30 pm

    Yikes. That was fast and kind of cruel 😂
    Someone’s going to regret it!

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  5. leigha66 July 20, 2020 / 12:12 am

    Taking the phone for the duration of the conversation would be one thing, but wiping the phone clean – that is low!

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  6. Sue July 24, 2020 / 5:40 pm

    You had me at Black Forest cake!

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