Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Rustic Restaurant by the River (FF)

Copyright:Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
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"You have another date!" I shouted aloud to Russell Gayer some years ago when we lived together."

"Yes, and this one's a model.  I'm taking her to that new rustic restaurant by the river. I'm expecting a special night!"

"How do you do it?!" I exclaimed.  "A new great-looking woman every night!"

"Some of us got it," he replied with his typical modesty.

"Well, I'll be here with my stamp collection.  Later I'll drink a warm glass of milk and watch Mr. Johnny Carson." 

Of course, role reversal can be fun.

Like how I completely switched roles of Russell and me in the story above!

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Well, this time around I made only a tenuous connection to the picture prompt above to pull a switch and give Russell my personality and make me out to be like him. In reality my special night with the super model turned out to be super, while Russell was pleased to find a Rutherford B. Hayes stamp in his collection which he carried around for months.

The other Friday Fictioneers have hopefully been more true to the picture prompt and you can find their takes on it by clicking right here.

Yes,  poor Russell. I wonder if it's too late to give him some pointers?

28 comments:

  1. Perry! you got your story in early this week. Poor Russell, stamp collecting while you take beautiful women to rustic restaurants, or is the other way around? I get awfully confused.

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    1. I'm the one with the super models and he's the stamp collector! Or so it is in this totally fictitious story.

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  2. A new date every night might get exhausting! I think I might like a home with some stamps too, lol.

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    1. I might like to be 30 years younger and with the date every night. Right now I wouldn't be able to handle a date every month.

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  3. Maybe the stamp would collect millions... :-) while collecting supermodels is quite pricey... in the end roles could reverse again.

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    1. Yeah, Russell and his stamps - knock yourself out, big guy.

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  5. And there was I anticipating the collapse of the restaurant - role reversal with my own story, perhaps?

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    1. No, you just had no faith in Russell and me to be cool guys. Well-placed lack of faith too!

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  6. Hilarious, Perry. I want to hear what Russell has to say. Happy stamp collecting. Well done. :D --- Suzanne

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    1. No, he's the stamp collector, I'm the cool guy!

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  7. This is too funny. It has to be rustic, no less. Maybe switch the milk with something a bit more fashionable... herb tea perhaps?

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    1. I thought that might be one switch too many after the silly switch in which Russell was the cool guy - ha!ha!ha!- and I was loser. Boy is that ridiculous! Oh, btw, got a William Howard Taft stamp by any chance?

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  8. Perry,
    I'm impressed at how well you captured my modesty and humility. I wonder how many readers actually fell for the role reversal scenario?

    As for my stamp collection, Rutherford B. Hayes is nothing to sneeze at, and don't forget Grover Cleveland whose daughter, Ruth, had a candy bar named after her.

    And one more thing, don't expect me to stay up for the Tonight Show. You know I usually doze off right after Wheel of Fortune.

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    1. Fell for the role reversal scenario? What have you been smoking? Sure I could have talked about your bird watching, shuffleboard mastery, or presidency of the Partridge Family fan club, but why embarrass you more? Wheel of Fortune wasn't on back in the day, but you did usually fall asleep after The Streets of San Francisco, a Quinn Martin Production. Oh well, Mr. Johnny Carson isn't on anymore anyway.

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  9. What a rich fantasy life you have, collecting rare stamps and all. Please imagine that I used a winking emoji.
    T

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  10. mr. perry, what have you been smoking lately? just kidding, of course. :)

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    1. I haven't been smoking it lately, but I guess there's strong residual effect.

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  11. Very funny!
    I enjoyed reading this.
    XD

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    1. Thank you! And Russell, looking up from his stamp collection, thanks you too.

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  12. And what of your date with the super model, Perry? It seems to be you're more concerned with your dear friend Russell. Oh, how sweet of you. I'm sure you brought him home some dessert from the rustic restaurant. :)

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    1. The date with the super model was everything you could expect from an imaginary date. And I did bring some terrific desert home for Russell too, and it was just as wonderful and imaginary as the date.

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  13. You left your stamp on this story alright.

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    1. Yes, but it wasn't a Rutherford B. Hayes!

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  14. It's good for us to put ourselves in another person's shoes sometimes. Makes us appreciate what we've got. Is that what you were doing there, Perry?

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    1. Absolutely. And having stepped into Russell's shoes, I don't want to step in what I just stepped in ever again.

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