Fandango’s Flashback Friday — May 19th

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 Flashback Friday 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 (19th) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.

This was originally posted on May 19, 2018.

Simple Instructions


“There’s been a complication,” Larry said. “I’ve got a few leftover peg thingies, and I’m short a few of these screw thingies. And I can’t get this last piece to fit properly.”

“There’s nothing complicated about this,” Anita said. “You just have to follow the instructions, step by step. Can’t you follow simple instructions?”

“I have been following the ‘simple’ instructions and I’ve been at this for three hours and now I’m going to have to go back and start from scratch,” Larry groused.

“Seriously?” Anita said. “It looks like you’ve got most of it put together.”

“Yeah, that’s what I thought,” said Larry, “but I messed up somewhere.”

“Should I call my father?” Anita asked. “He’s a mechanical engineer.”

“No way,” insisted Larry. “I’ll figure out how to put this damn crib together without help from your father. But I tell you what. We’re never buying another piece of furniture from IKEA ever again.”


Written for today’s one-word prompt, “complication.”

8 thoughts on “Fandango’s Flashback Friday — May 19th

  1. Sadje May 19, 2023 / 4:56 am

    I’ve been there. There are only pictures and no words.

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  2. newepicauthor May 19, 2023 / 6:53 am

    I remember getting a gas grill years ago and it had about 200 parts in it that had to be assembled. I am so happy that you can now buy them fully assembled.

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  3. Marleen May 19, 2023 / 11:55 am

    I have not set foot in one of those and not looked at the website; I intend to never. I have passed by one many times… up a hill beside a major highway. I don’t know what road one has to take to get there, and I don’t intend to find out. I have bout things from other places, though, that involved following directions.

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