Friday Fictioneers — Outta Sight

“I will not have it,” Margaret insisted, “I’m embarrassed to have anyone come into our apartment. I know you’ve been working from home since this whole pandemic thing started, but you’ve got your crap spread out all over the dining room table and it’s ridiculous that we can’t use it for meals. I will not tolerate your mess anymore. I’ve organized all of your office supplies and put them inside the credenza. You can keep your laptop on the end of the table, but you need to keep your work area neat.”

Bill hugged Margaret and simply said, “Thanks, sweetheart.”

(100 words)

Written for Rochelle Wisoff-Field’s Friday Fictioneers prompt. Photo credit: Jan Wayne Fields.

21 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — Outta Sight

  1. neilmacdon January 8, 2021 / 9:41 am

    Other people coming into their home during the pandemic may not be wise

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    • Fandango January 8, 2021 / 11:10 am

      Well, either flashback to the pre-pandemic days or flash forward to the post-pandemic days, if we ever get there.


  2. Kat January 8, 2021 / 10:22 am

    I wish it was that easy for me to contain my husband, who has also been working from home since the beginning of the pandemic! 🙂

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  3. James McEwan January 9, 2021 / 1:53 am

    Well he knows how to placate his wife, then again it looks like he needs someone running around him to tidy up. I wonder what his work is like?

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  4. Iain Kelly January 9, 2021 / 3:43 am

    Yep, we’re having that same problem with space for the kids home-schooling – the dining table is now the classroom!

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  5. Inside the Mind of Isadora January 9, 2021 / 12:49 pm

    I remember using the dining room table as a desk when I was a child. No separate office in my home. Perhaps, he could be a bit tidier for her sake. A sign of the times in this tale.
    Happy New Year 2021
    Be Safe 😷 … Isadora 😎

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  6. Brenda's Thoughts January 9, 2021 / 6:43 pm

    Well, that was a nice response. I don’t think my husband would have been so happy about putting his things away, nor me for that matter. =)

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  7. Sandra January 11, 2021 / 2:34 am

    The only consolation of the lockdown is that people can’t just drop in. My husband has turned the dining room table into a workshop, the spare bedroom into a spare parts store, and his work-station into repository for old papers. I’m trying hard here…

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    • Fandango January 11, 2021 / 11:50 am

      Seems he has taken over your home!


  8. goroyboy January 11, 2021 / 7:53 pm

    Working from home (COVID)you can definitely get under each other‘s feet. I’m glad he appreciated the small act of kindness from Margaret.

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  9. rogershipp January 12, 2021 / 2:19 pm

    Sounds like she might have been set-up? Or…. He knows how to instantly defuse a moment! Enjoyed!!

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