Fibbing Friday — Mixed Bag of Fibs

Di (aka Pensitivity101) hosts Fibbing Friday, a silly little exercise where we are to write a post with our answers to the ten questions below. But as the title suggests, truth is not an option. The idea is to fib a little, a lot, tell whoppers, be inventive, silly, or even outrageous, in our responses. Today Di has handed us a mixed bag.

  1. What is a bobby pin? It’s a device used to hold up bobby sox.
  2. What is a Whoopee Cushion? It’s what Woopi Goldberg sits on during her talk show on TV.
  3. What is a cock a poo? It’s the act of urinated at the same time as you’re defecating.
  4. Why are some chicken eggs brown and some white? Because some chickens feed on brown rice and some feed on white rice.
  5. How would you describe cardboard? It’s a wood board specifically designed to sit on a table for playing poker and other card games on.
  6. What do a pony and monkey have in common? They both have two syllables and end with the letter Y.
  7. What is a USB key? It’s a key to the Social Security lock box at the United States Bank.
  8. What is a golden handshake? It’s when men, after peeing, shake their penises to get the last drops of urine out and a few remaining drops come out and land on their hands.
  9. What is an orange pippin? It’s a seed in an orange that you accidentally swallow and try to cough up.
  10. What is Teflon? It’s how you describe someone who commits crimes but nothing sticks to him and he’s never held accountable because he’s so slippery and slimy. As in “Teflon Don” (i.e., Donald Trump).

Fandango’s Flashback Friday — November 11th

Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of your earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember? Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year.

How about you? Why don’t you reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year? You can repost your Friday Flashback post on your blog and pingback to this post. Or you can just write a comment below with a link to the post you selected.

If you’ve been blogging for less than a year, go ahead and choose a post that you previously published on this day (the 11th) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.

This was originally posted on November 11, 2005 on my old blog. FYI, I’m retired now, so I don’t have to fly on business trips for my job anymore. I also no longer live in the Boston area. And three years after I wrote this post, Northwest Airlines was acquired by Delta Airlines.

More Honesty Than I Wanted to Hear

I had to take a business trip to Detroit this past week. For those of you who don’t frequently fly to Detroit, there is essentially only one way to get there non-stop by air from many parts of the country, including Boston, and that’s via Northwest Airlines. For what it’s worth as you consider your travel arrangements in the event that you ever have to fly from your town to Detroit, you should know that Northwest Airlines is in bankruptcy and its mechanics are on strike.

Yes, that should be enough to cause some concern for anyone who has to fly from Boston to Detroit, where Northwest has a monopoly on direct flights. However, in business, time is money, you gotta do what you gotta do, and blah, blah, blah!

So I’m on my way to Detroit, sitting in a middle seat (ugh) in row 39 (of 41 rows) in a jam-packed hollow metal tube around six miles above the surface of the earth. The departure from Boston was delayed by an hour, and it appeared that many of the passengers had connecting flights in Detroit. The guy sitting next to me, for example, had one to San Diego and he asked the flight attendant about the probability of his making his connection.

The flight attendant, bless her evil heart, was brutally honest. She told him that it was highly unlikely that he’d make his connection. Then she went on to tell him (and all other passengers within earshot), that she would never fly Northwest if she didn’t work for the airline. “The ‘real’ mechanics are on strike,” she said, “and the replacements don’t know what they’re doing. They’re all trainees and they’re slow and they make mistakes. All of our flights are running way late because the mechanics are new and inexperienced.” As if that wasn’t enough, she added, “You’ll be lucky if this flight will only be an hour late, assuming we get there at all!”

I’m sorry, but that was more honesty than I really wanted to hear.

Well, long story short, we did make it safely, albeit 90 minutes late, to Detroit. Upon reaching the gate, the flight attendant got on the PA and said something like this: “Ladies and gentlemen, we apologize for our late arrival to Detroit. There are many on this flight who have tight connections, and they would appreciate it if those of you who have Detroit as your final destination would please allow those who have connecting flights to deplane ahead of you.”

Now that was laugh-out-loud funny!

FOWC with Fandango — Proactive


It’s November 11, 2022. Welcome to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (U.S.).

Today’s word is “proactive.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Please check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. Show them some love.