“Screw him,” Rebecca said. “I’m not going to let that stubborn old coot stymie me for one more day. First thing tomorrow morning I’m going to tear out that ugly, circa 1960s, burnt orange shag rug and replace it with hardwood flooring.”
“Good for you, Becky,” her brother, Jim, said. “It’s almost surreal how he’s refused to consider replacing that ratty old rug.”
“Well, I’m sure it reminds him of Mom,” Rebecca said. “They picked it out together when they first bought the place.”
“That was like sixty years ago,” Jim said. “Who knows what crap is lurking within the threads of that rug. Gross!”
“Yes, it’s for his own good,” Rebecca rationalized. “I’m sure he’ll warm up to the wood floor eventually.”
Jim smiled. “Yeah, right. He’s Dad, remember. He’ll never forgive us.”
Written for these prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (screw), Your Daily Word Prompt (stymie), Jim Adams’ Thursday Inspiration (tomorrow), Ragtag Daily Prompt (shag), Word of the Day Challenge (surreal), and The Daily Spur (warm).