The Catered Affair

“Okay, so the menu is set,” Dave said. “The guests will have their choice of beef, chicken, or vegetarian meals.”

“What about Uncle George?” Elaine asked. “He eats only fish.”

“This is not a game, Elaine,” Dave said. “We’re not adding a fish meal option to the menu just because of that eccentric, ichthyophagous uncle of yours. I’m telling you, we’re going to stay the course.”

“Oh, Dave, how difficult would it be to add a fish option? I’m sure there are other guests who might prefer fish,” Elaine said.

“Fine!” Dave said, throwing his hand up in resignation. “I’ll call the caterers and see what they can do to add a fish option. I just don’t want anymore turmoil.”

“Thank you, honey,” Elaine said, giving her husband a peck on the cheek.

“Anything not to have to listen to your incessant whining,” Dave said.


Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (game), Word of the Day Challenge (ichthyophagous), Ragtag Daily Prompt (stay), . Your Daily Word Prompt (turmoil), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (incessant).

Three Things Challenge — Who’s Counting?

counting eggs“What are you doing, sweetie?” she asked.

“I’m counting our eggs before they hatch,” he responded.

“Why are you doing that?” she asked.

“Our teacher told us to count our eggs before they hatch,” he said.

“I think you’re a bit confused, honey,” she said. “The old saying is about not counting your chickens before they hatch.”

“But we don’t have any chickens, so how can I count them when all we have are eggs?” he asked.

“It means…” she started to say. Then she decided the better of trying to explain it to her five year old son. “So how many eggs are in that carton, sweetie?”


Written for today’s Three Things Challenge prompt from Di over at Pensitivity101. The three things are “chicken,” “counting,” and “bit.” Photo credit: Shutterstock.