Fandango’s Friday Flashback — October 9

Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of your 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 9th) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.

This was originally posted on October 9, 2017.

Good Samaritan Gone Bad

Before I begin, everything you are about to read really happened. It’s the truth. It’s not flash fiction. There are no embellishments, no exaggerations. I’ve taken no literary license. I am relating actual events as they occurred in real life.

With that out of the way….

Did you ever have one of those days where you found yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time? And then, when you thought you were doing the right thing it turned out to be the totally wrong thing to do?

Yesterday morning I was out walking with my dog. On our way back home from the park, I heard what sounded like a woman groaning. I realized that the groaning was coming from a car parked on the street. As my dog and I got closer to the car, the volume and intensity of the groaning grew louder and more urgent.

I sensed that someone may have been in trouble and was possibly in need of some sort of assistance. The groaning continued as I arrived at the car. When I looked inside the vehicle, I saw a middle-aged woman sitting alone in the back seat. Her groaning was even more intense. I tapped on the window to get her attention and to see if there was something I could do to help.

That was when I realized I had made a a terrible error in judgment. This middle-aged woman shot me the dirtiest look you could ever imagine. Realizing my mistake, I grabbed my dog’s leash and pulled her away from the car, where she had been busy sniffing the tires.

When my dog and I got home, I told my wife what I had seen.

“You’re kidding me,” she exclaimed. “This woman was masturbating in the back seat of her car, which was parked on that busy street, in broad daylight?”

“Uh huh,” I said, and we both burst out laughing.

32 thoughts on “Fandango’s Friday Flashback — October 9

  1. Marleen October 9, 2020 / 7:15 am

    I probably would have tried to track down the sound, too.

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  2. newepicauthor October 9, 2020 / 7:46 am

    Masturbating is only normal when it is done in private, although monkeys don’t seem to mind anyone watching them do it.

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  3. Cyranny October 9, 2020 / 7:56 am

    Oh my…. Thank God this woman had a car… Right? 😉 LOL

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  4. RuthScribbles October 9, 2020 / 9:26 am

    Since you mean ruined it was a true story, I suspected sex of some sort.

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  5. Smita Ray October 9, 2020 / 10:08 am

    In my humble opinion no matter if its a man or woman, if they masturbate at home, it would save embarrassment. You won’t like to project yourself as a porn star while masturbating or a sex worker while having sex unless you are. For instance, if you write a romantic novel, erotic scenes, you won’t like to be taken as a sex worker.


    • Fandango October 9, 2020 / 1:30 pm

      Thank you for pointing that out. I used to be able to, before the demise of the classic editor, copy a post and then just change certain items (i.e., the date of my Flashback Friday post) to the new post. But that copy functionality now takes me to the hated block editor. So I now have to copy just the body of the post and add a new one and re-title it. And that leads to stupid errors like missing the “h” in “Flashback.”


  6. lifelessons October 9, 2020 / 8:15 pm

    Oops.. sorry for the double post.. I didn’t think I’d set a pingback. My bad.

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    • Fandango October 9, 2020 / 10:18 pm

      No worries. Two notifications are twice as good as one. 😉


  7. Carol anne October 10, 2020 / 1:09 pm

    Lol. OMG! Now that is funny! ❤ And she's a little crazy to be doing that in broad daylight!

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  8. Marleen October 10, 2020 / 7:15 pm

    On the last day of Sukkot, in some year, I would’ve been casting bread on water… although this is generally done earlier.

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