The Fundraiser

“I thought you knew everyone who was invited to this fundraiser,” Jon said to his wife.

“I’m kind of in shock,” Maria said. “I don’t know anybody here.”

“Are we at the right place?“ Jon asked. “Could you have gotten the address wrong? Or maybe you got the wrong date. It can be easy to accidentally juxtapose some numbers.”

Maria gave Jon a caustic look. “I am extremely diligent when it comes to such details. This is definitely the right address. I’m the guy’s assistant campaign manager. I know where he’s going to be when he’s on the stump, for crissake.”

“Why don’t you ask someone if we’re in the right place?” Jon suggested. Maria nodded, walked off, and spoke with someone. As she was walking back to Jon, Maria’s face was red and Jon couldn’t tell from her expression if she was about to burst out crying or laughing. “Well?” he asked.

“I’m trying to absorb the reality of what’s happening,” Maria said. “It’s the right date, the right time, and the right address.”

“So what’s the problem,” Jon asked.

“Wrong town,” she said. “The fundraiser was in South Binghamton and we’re in West Binghamton.”

Jon started to laugh. “You’re shitting me! Then who’s event is this?”

Maria started laughing, too. “This is some random couple’s engagement party.”

“That explains a lot,” Jon said, laughing. “Let’s get the hell out of here.”

“Absolutely,” Maria agreed. “I think we can still make an appearance at the fundraiser if we hurry.”

Written for these daily prompts: My Vivid (shock), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (anybody), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (juxtapose), Word of the Day Challenge (caustic), Your Daily Word Prompt (diligent), Ragtag Daily Prompt (stump), and The Daily Spur (absorb).

5 thoughts on “The Fundraiser

  1. Nope, Not Pam May 3, 2022 / 1:11 pm

    What a great tale, absolutely loved it 😊

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  2. Gr8BigFun May 3, 2022 / 5:13 pm

    Lmao, not going to lie, I’d check out the food at the engagement party before making my final decision!

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    • Marleen May 3, 2022 / 9:30 pm

      😏 I wouldn’t do it on purpose, but I accidentally got a free double vodka and tonic at an engagement party — or rehearsal dinner, not sure which it was. There was a party in the same building that I was going to, and I thought people were just being slow about getting there (rather than realizing right away I that I was in the wrong room). I’m pretty sure the father of the bride was a local main news anchor. As more people arrived, I started asking questions. And then I left.

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