Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Goulash at Thunder Grill


Everyone agreed the renovation of the Hopkins Building had been a rousing success, its crown jewels being Thunder Grill and Bouviers Jewelry run by the Lenka brothers who'd come from somewhere in eastern Europe.

Although the Grill was a big hit immediately, the pricey Bouviers was out of range for most of us in the town. But soon it was wildly successful as well, oddly enough just about the time Thunder Grill changed its recipe for goulash. Suddenly people were buying jewelry as if they were dressing for the Academy Awards, and before long some folks couldn't afford to eat at the Grill anymore. There were more than a few bankruptcies too.

As for me, I love the Thunder Grill Goulash! I also own three diamond rings, a sapphire and ruby necklace, and a $10,000 tiara once worn by Grace Kelly.  Damn shame I'm not married. 

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Just as I bid Happy Birthday to the Planet Earth in my last post, today I'm bidding Farewell to my money in "The Goulash at the Thunder Grill," my contribution this week to the Friday Fictioneers. 

It took me a mere 140 words (though well over the legal limit of 100) to lose all my money therein, but at least I do have me a tiara once worn by the late Grace Kelly in which I'm sure I'll look stunning!

It won't cost you a cent to check out the takes of the other Fictioneers on the picture of Thunder Grill and Bouviers shown above by clicking here. Just remember to stay away from the goulash!

32 comments:

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields said...

Dear Perry,

Why do I have a mental image of you in a tiara? Makes me wonder what's in that goulash. (The secret's in the sauce)

shalom,

Rochelle

Bookie said...

Light and funny...gave me a nice after supper chuckle...thanks for that!

shainbird said...

I'd like a taste of that goulash myself! Nice one Perry :)

Perry Block said...

Why do you have a mental image of me in a tiara? Because of how stunning it looks! Thanks, Rochelle.

Perry Block said...

I just hope you didn't have the goulash for supper.

Perry Block said...

I hope you have the pocketbook for it!

Sandra Crook said...

I need the recipe for my husband. :) Well done Perry.

Perry Block said...

Was wondering when someone would ask ...

Linda Palund said...

All right, now I feel like the idiot at the party. I can't figure this one out. What's with the Goulash?

Carrie said...

I am definitely not eating the Goulash!!

Perry Block said...

Congratulations, Linda! That's how I normally feel except there's usually no party. There seems to be a secret ingredient in the goulash that makes people buy stuff, in this case the jewelry right outside the door. And that's all there is to it, no great world-saving idea. Or funny idea either!

Perry Block said...

I'll season it to taste! Maybe I can get me another tiara off you.

zookyworld said...

Those marketers will try anything... special ingredients in the goulash! Maybe the chicken wing place next door is safe...

lingeringvisions said...

I love goulash but I don't think i can afford it.

Perry Block said...

The chicken wings, I'm afraid, make you lose all inhibition ...

Perry Block said...

Nobody can! But thanks for stopping by.

nightlake said...

This one was fun. In my place, the jewelry shops started a trend saying that April-May is an auspicious month and if you buy some gold this season, you'll become really rich. And surprisingly, people believe it and flock to the jewelry shops.

theeclecticeccentricshopaholic said...

aha!! last december, my boyfriend kept buying jewelry like mad. (even though i hated them. made me feel old)he said it's good investment.(?) the goulash just explained it all!!
fun story ^^
p.s. can i please borrow the tiara?!!

Russell said...

Evidently, the goulash gave people a taste for spending. I can't wait to see your tiara as the Havertown U. homecoming queen. Talk about a parade . . . .

bridgesareforburning said...

Hi Perry,
I'm seeing a whole new side of you, which prompts me to offer you a great deal on a thong once worn by Miley Cyrus, with some wear from excessive twerking. I can just picture you in the tiara and thong combo. Can you get the recipe for that goulash? I have so much money and I can't figure out how to spend it. Ron

mezzojan said...

I want the recipe for that goulash!

Douglas MacIlroy said...

Dear Perry,

Like the Pied Piper of Hamlin, who never explained why the rats liked his music, you left us all hanging re the secret of the goulash. Shame on you.i must have eaten extensively there in another life, for I'm penniless now.

Aloha,

Doug

erinleary said...

What did they add to that recipe?? Shame you can't share some of those jewels. I am partial to sapphires.....

Perry Block said...

I don't believe and I would tell them to go flock themselves! (I'm not proud of this response, but you gotta do what you gotta do.)

Perry Block said...

You cannot borrow my tiara. It sets off my eyes and conceals hair loss. I will send you two bowls of goulash so you and your boyfriend can buy your own!

Perry Block said...

Can you believe it? Even with the tiara and my form fitting body suit, I was NOT selected as the homecoming queen! Some guy named Moose was picked, he wasn't even Jewish.

I'll send you a picture ...

Perry Block said...

Ron, I'm going to send you a slightly different recipe, the one that impels you to spend money on expensive world class travel to exotic locales for 60ish guys with unpopular blogs about being an aging baby boomer plus weekly flash fiction. I'm perfecting it right now.

Perry Block said...

It's gonna cost ya. The price of one tiara.

Perry Block said...

I left out the secret of the goulash because I was already way over 100 words. I didn't want to get Rochelle too upset. Maybe if we get another suitable prompt ...

Perry Block said...

Sapphires? A lunch portion will do that. Want to order some takeout?

Björn said...

Wearing a tiara while eating >Goulash is a great idea.

40again said...

I've always wondered about goulash...
Great story and as usual, you made me smile, well done Perry.