The Grand Opening

“Crap,” said Mitch.

“What’s the matter?” Frank asked.

Basically, we’re in trouble,” Mitch said. “The health inspector came by and said that our bar has too high a percentage of bacteria and he gave us a failing grade and is closing us down until we disinfect this whole joint.”

“Dammit,” Frank said. “We haven’t even had our grand opening yet. We can’t afford to shut this place down before we even open up our doors to what will no doubt be great acclaim. Can you grab me some cleaning supplies from the back room so we can use it to swipe down the bar?”

Mitch went to the back room and came out with a couple of bottles of Barmecide disinfecting cleanser and some rubber gloves and set then down on the bar.

“We’re gonna get this place spotless,” Frank said. “I’ll set up an appointment for the inspector to come back tomorrow so we can pass and get approval to be open for business this weekend for our grand opening party.”

“Let’s do this, Frank,” Mitch said, donning the rubber gloves.


Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (basic), MMA Storytime (trouble), The Daily Spur (percentage), Hour Daily Word Prompt (acclaim), Word of the day (batmecide), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (cleanser).

My Plus-One

You know, of course, how much I love Krispy Kreme doughnuts, particularly when they are fresh and hot out of the oven.

Do you remember a few years back when I looked into buying a Krispy Kreme franchise store? Unfortunately, the upfront cash figure required to buy into one was way beyond my means.

Well guess what? I was jubilant when I learned that a Krispy Kreme doughnut store is going to be opening in our town next year. And best of all, it is scheduled to open its doors on my birthday. What better present can I ask for than to be able to pick up a dozen of my beloved Krispy Kreme doughnuts on my special day?

But I have a big favor to ask of you. The folk at Krispy Kreme sent me a personal invitation to the grand opening because I had been inquiring about buying a franchise a few years back. But you know that I’m kind of a shy guy, so would you go with me to the grand opening as my plus-one. I’d really appreciate that.


Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (franchise), The Daily Spur (figure), Your Daily Word Prompt (jubilant), MMA Storytime (birthday), Word of the Day Challenge (beloved), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (shy).

The Grand Opening

FB6BB9F9-C3B9-427D-834F-6DEBAA4B93BA“The grand opening is in two weeks,” Danny said. “I can’t believe how fast it’s approaching and I hope that we’ll be ready. Do you still think it’s plausible that we’ll make the date?”

“Oh yeah,” Jack said. “This whole thing is coming together like a beautiful rhapsody. There ain’t nothing that can derail this train, buddy.”

”I hope you’re right,” Danny said. “It’s just that putting Craig in charge of the website has me worried. He can be kind of flaky, you know what I mean?”

“Yeah,” Jack admitted. “But I think he learned his lesson from the last time.”

“I hope so,” Danny said. “The last time we opened a barbecue chicken place, he used the domain name juicybreasts.com and it linked potential customers to a porn site.”


Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (opening), Daily Addictions (fast), Your Daily Word Prompt (plausible), Word of the Day Challenge (rhapsody), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (derail), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (flaky).