Feeling dejected, Jason said, “Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time.”
“I know, Sweetie,” Helen said, “It is strikingly beautiful out here. And that sunset. Wow!”
“I really do appreciate the thought and the anniversary surprise, Jason, but it’s so hot and muggy tonight and our sleeping bags are right here next to the river.” Helen sighed before continuing. “Honestly, I’m being eaten alive by mosquitoes the size of hummingbirds.”
“So you want to leave?”
“Remember we passed that motel about an hour before we got here?” Helen said. “I bet it’s air conditioned.”
Written for this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
Who doesn’t like summertime? Kids love summertime because they don’t have to go to school. Parents love summertime because they can take family vacations. People love summertime because the weather is warmer and the days last longer.
I don’t like summertime. It’s hot. It’s muggy. There is thunder and lightning, which is very, very frightening…to my dog. And to me.
There are mosquitoes. I hate mosquitoes. And ticks. I hate ticks even more than I hate mosquitoes. The grass grows like crazy in the summertime, which is just another chore that eats into my precious blogging time.
And then there are the kids. They’re off school. They’re everywhere. Those damn rug rats run around screeching and making messes with their melting ice cream cones and gooey chocolate candy to step in or sit on. The lines to get in anywhere are longer than during any other season because of all those freakin’ kids who are on their damn family vacations.
And talking about overcrowding, try going to any beach in the summertime. What a zoo!
Because of the laws of supply and demand, gas prices go up in the summertime. The highways are jammed with vacationers traveling hither and yon, making getting from point A to Point B take at least twice as long.
So go ahead, people, and celebrate summertime. I offer you a big, fat bah humbug to this crazy season. I’m just going to sit here, stew, and write a post about how I have a bad case of the summertime blues.
This post is written for this week’s Manic Monday prompt from Sandi over at Flip Flops Every Day.
And for what it’s worth, I don’t really hate summertime. Well, not as much as one might think after reading this post, anyway.