Too Literal

“You’ve had a glow about you ever since you came home from the hospital,” Diana said to her best friend, Grace, as they were catching up over coffee.

“Yes,” Grace said. “Thank you, Diana. I feel so much better now.”

“So what was the issue?” Diana asked.

“Well, to be honest, it was your fault,” Grace said, in a cool, matter of fact manner.

“My fault?” a stunned Diana asked. “How was it my fault?”

“I followed your advice to add more fiber to my diet,” Grace said. “You assured me that there is an abundance of things to choose from that are rich in fiber. But it didn’t help. I just kept getting worse and I ended up in the emergency room having to have my stomach pumped.”

“Oh my God, Grace,” Diana said. “What did your doctor say?”

“He wanted to carefully review my dietary habits with me,” Grace said. “When I went through it with him, he said that he was positive that a change in my diet would be beneficial.”

“So what did he suggest?”

“First of all,” Grace said, “he told me to stop being so literal and advised that, while curtains, slipcovers, sheets, and towels are, indeed, made from fibers, they are not edible. So he insisted that I stop going to the home goods store for my groceries.”

Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (glow), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (hospital), Word of the Day Challenge (fiber), Ragtag Daily Prompt (abundance), My Vivid Blog (review), and Tuesday Use It In a Sentence (positive).

20 thoughts on “Too Literal

  1. newepicauthor January 26, 2022 / 1:16 pm

    So many people think that they know about food, and nutrition and they are always sharing their opinions even if they could harm others, but in this case, Grace is a complete idiot.

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    • Fandango January 26, 2022 / 5:00 pm

      Thanks for the reblog!


  2. paeansunplugged January 26, 2022 / 11:22 pm

    😂😂 stupidity still thrives! Good one.

    I think there is a typo. “manner of fact manner.” should be ‘matter’ of fact…

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    • Fandango January 27, 2022 / 12:28 am

      You’re right m. Thanks for pointing that out. I fixed it.


  3. Nope, Not Pam January 27, 2022 / 1:43 am

    Seriously 🙄

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