The American Way

“According to your written statement, you are expecting a swift acceptance of your offer,” the reporter said. “Don’t you think your expression of confidence might be a bit premature?”

“Are you conscious of who I am?” Randolph asked. “If you think my statement was premature, you’ve got another think coming, young man.”

“Yes, I’m very much aware of who you are,” the reporter said, “but even with all of your money, power, and influence, just because you say it, doesn’t make it so.”

“Don’t be naive,” Randolph said. “With my money, power, and influence, I can do whatever I want to do. That’s the American way, my friend.”

“You’re probably right, sir,” the reporter said. “Unfortunately, America has lost its way.

Written for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (statement), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (swift), Ragtag Daily Prompt (acceptance), The Daily Spur (offer), My Vivid Blog (expression), and Your Daily Word Prompt (conscious). Photo credit:

3 thoughts on “The American Way

  1. Nope, Not Pam March 17, 2022 / 2:59 am

    I thought it was a megalomaniac Rudolph the RNR


  2. Marleen April 15, 2022 / 10:36 am

    SOME MORE NEWS (by Cody in January 2022):

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