Saturday, February 26, 2011

Saturday Centus - Answered Prayers

It's Saturday, which can only mean one thing. Actually, in my case it means several things. My turn to work a Saturday shift. Which in my line of work means cramming 8 hrs worth of appointments into 4 hours. Because even though Fluffy has been sick for 2 weeks, this is the first chance you've had to bring your poor pet to the vet. I DO understand how difficult it is to get that hair appointment with Mr. Charles at Ooh La La salon, but really? And I know that cancelling your tennis game is just not an option. Perhaps you should get one of those little Zu Zu pets. I know it's not quite the same as having the French Poodle to match your Louis XIV decor, but at least they won't have the audacity to vomit on your expensive rugs. What? Yes, we do close at noon on Saturday. No, I cannot wait an extra 2 hours until you are done shopping. Actually, we also have families and lives. Really.

Oh, sorry, where was I? Oh yes, happy thoughts, happy thoughts. It's time for Saturday Centus, hosted by the ever gracious Jenny Matlock at Off On My Tangent. Jenny has thrown us curve balls for the last two weeks, but this week we are back to our regularly scheduled program of a written prompt. Our task? To write a short story of 100 words or less exclusive of the prompt. No profanity, no pictures, and the prompt must be left intact. This week's prompt is in bold italics.
Enjoy! And the next time Fluffy eats an entire rope toy that is longer than she is, call your vet. Don't wait two weeks. Please? If not for me, do it for that little fur person who depends on you to take proper care of her!


Answered Prayers

Jill walked to her car, exhausted after an 8 hour shift that turned into 11 hours on her feet. No breaks, no lunch. She couldn't remember a busier day. She turned the key. The grinding noise was getting worse. "Come on Bessie, please make it until payday!" Pulling out of the deserted lot, Jill remembered that she still had to stop for coffee. No way was she going to face that 5:00 alarm without it.

Praying that her account wasn't overdrawn, Jill inserted her card.
The ATM machine began dispensing twenties. She stared at the receipt. Congratulations, you've won the $5,000 Visa Debit giveaway!








17 comments:

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Sorry you had such rough day, Kat! And...woo hoo!...$5000 would take care of a lot of problems! Love it! Now I am heading to my bank's ATM to see if it can happen to me! Happy Sunday...hugs...Debbie

Judie said...

Well, the only thing like that I have experienced is a cash reguster recept at Bookman's that said my purchases were free! Wish I had spent more money there.

Good post, Kat!

Sue said...

Oh, I like this one, because she got the jackpot but was still honest!

Good job.

=)

PS. I'm late with my Centus this week, but here it is:
Sheethead by Sue

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Kat, so sorry you have to work on a Sat., and yes, some people really don't think others have lives too. I always love your stories, and this one is so special and so true to life. Been there, just didn't win. Hugs, Marty

nimaruichi said...

Lucky gal; am sure she deserves the 'reward'.

Bookie said...

What fun! A winner!

xinex said...

So sorry so many people do not think of others, Kat but at least the star of your book got lucky! I love happy endings!...Christine

Nonna Beach said...

Very well done !!! I have actually been entered in a couple of contests like that but never won...what a nice dream come true !

Jo said...

oh geez, how lucky! sounds like she was due for something happy to happen!

Rekha said...

Looks like a bad day ended on a high note...loved your take on the prompt...
I am sorry that you have to face such callous pet owners...atleast there must be the odd blooper to brighten your day...

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Poetic Justice said...

We have a winner! What a wonderful use of the prompt Kat. In just a few words I totally had the girl pictured in my mind - washed out waitress down on her luck type deal, living in a place like Bon Temps!! You have such a flair for that. Nice job.

cj Schlottman said...

Great post, Kat! I always look forward to you SC. I do love a happy ending

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

Now why doesn't that kind of thing happen to ME at the ATM!? ;-) Oh well, if it did I'd just give all the money back anyway, so just as well that it doesn't :-)

Your opening paragraph cracked me up - I love your writing style :-) Sorry about the work tribulations, but they do make for a funny story! :-)

Thanks for voting for me in the HomeSense contest! Fingers crossed!

June Freaking Cleaver said...

You've had the only submission I've read that didn't involve grand theft...great job! Sometimes good things DO happen to good people!

Jenny said...

I've always thought that would be so cool to win! Now I will have to dream about it in the hopes that it will happen someday! ha!

I'm sorry you're having all these furry friend troubles. Hopefully things are getting back to normal soon!

You are such a good writer Kat. Do you have any longer pieces that you've written you'd like to share sometime?

Sarah said...

I know it isn't funny when you are the one dealing with this, but the way you expressed it has me giggling.
Oh, and the ATM ~ where exactly is that one?
Have a great weekend. ~ sarah