Friday, March 12, 2010

The Argument - A Friday Flash 55

“You’re touching me”
“No I’m not”
“Yes you are”
“Technically my finger isn’t actually touching”
“Jerk”
“I know you are but what am I?”
“Oh, I’ll get the last word”
“No you won’t”
“I’ll tell mom about the fire in the microwave”

Any male/female argument later can be boiled down to this early childhood “discussion”

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A Flash 55 is a story written using exactly 55 words. Visit Mr. Knowitall to read other Flash 55 entries this week.

38 comments:

Alan Burnett said...

Wonderful post and one of the most creative uses of 55 words I have seen in a long time.

Mrsupole said...

Sounds like the arguments that my older sibling and I used to have. Wow, the memories this brings back. Great Flash.

God bless.

Collette said...

I remember having many discussions of this nature with my younger sisters growing up:) Of course, this is not good if you have an only child...lol

Roy said...

Ah yes, I remember those little arguments! Although when I was that age microwaves were still only a dream. I think our ultimate threat was the revelation of certain purloined magazines stashed under the cellar stairs.

Roy Scribner said...

The secret to a happy marriage is to fight naked.

Prayer Girl said...

I like this 55. It so describes my brother and me when we were young. I have since learned to just say, "You may be right."

PG

Alice Audrey said...

LOL! I love it. That last line especially.

The Incredible Woody said...

Did not!!

Susan said...

Hahahha! Great description of how it usually goes!! And I LOVED your cat in the hat! Nice to meet you!

VE said...

Alan – Thanks…you’ve obviously lived that one, huh?

Mrsupole – Memories…like the corners of our mind, misty….oh thanks for putting THAT song in my head…and I can’t believe you got second!

Collette – Hard to believe that I, as an only child, came up with this…

Roy – The microwave was a random choice but it definitely exempts some of us…

Roy – Ha! I support that…

Prayer girl – Good “Switzerland” non-commital reply…

Alice – Nothing changes…

Incredible woody – Ha! You just had to have the last word…

Susan – Welcome and thanks…

Elizabeth said...

That was fun to read! I remember fighting like this with my brother (but I was always the little tattle-tale)

Quirkyloon said...

Dang! I thought maybe you were a fly on the wall in our house last night!

It's much easier to smile when reading about it, not so much in real life though. *sigh*

hee hee

Yvonne said...

Oh I love this. Brings back memories of all those Sunday drives ..."Mom, Cathy's dress is touching mine!" :) And how we wrangled over getting the last word.

Very creative, indeed. Love your profile pic by the way.

sharonheg said...

HAHAHA! It is SOOOOO true!

ReformingGeek said...

That's nothing. I have this discussion with Evil Twin at least once a day.

;-)

aladdinsane12 said...

yeah, that pretty much sounds like all the arguments i have with my boyfriend. except for the mom thing...my boyfriend and i aren't related...i swear...

Monkey Man said...

So true. Do our arguments really mature? Great 55. My 55 is HERE .

Buzzard said...

Hey, You and I are surfing the same mental wave this week! Rivalry

My 55: A Familiar Face

secret agent woman said...

I think I've had a variant of this conversation with each of my 8 sibs.

Brian Miller said...

ha. i lived through a few of these and now reliving through my boys. fun 55.

mine is uP!

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

WOW.... so cheeky....

EXCELLENT 55!

Happy 55!
Happy Friday Follow!
Happy Round Robin!
Happy Friday Family!


Have you a ROCKING and SEXY WEEKEND!

hugs
shakira

FLASH FRIDAY-WHEN WILL IT END?

WITH KAJ TANG-REN LINEHAN

VE said...

Elizabeth – I knew it!!!

Quirkyloon – I’m not the fly on the wall, I am the wall (John was the Walrus…)

Yvonne – Did you know my first girlfriend was named Yvonne? Thanks for dropping in…

Sharonheg – I say things people want to forget…

Reforminggeek – Sounds like Evil Twin needs to move back to her parallel dimension…

Aladdinsane12 – I’ve heard that excuse before…

Monkey man – Not really…

Buzzard – We did. Great minds think alike…

Secret agent woman – You’d hardly know I was an only child…

Brian – Ah, the reliving…wonderful paybacks given to by your parents…

Shakirack – That’s a lot of Friday wishes…I hope I can live up to them all…

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

With March break starting here next week I can look forward to hearing repeats of this very conversation all week;-(

Janna said...

I am SO glad I'm an only child. :)

Mom says when I was a little kid, she asked me if I wanted a brother or sister. According to her, my reply was "NO; If I had one of those, I'd have to SHARE!"
LOL! Yikes! :)

Thanks for doing Friday 55!
My own is posted right here.

otin said...

LMAO! I guess some things never change!

Gladys said...

My brother and I used to have that exact argument, well without the microwave. They were not invented yet or they were but they were called Radar Ranges and you had to be a gabillionare to own one.

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

My dearest VE

I am humbly inviting you and your friends to join me in a new meme that I have just created called,
W33K3ND FUNNI3S!


Please join me at W33K3ND FUNNI3S-THE CONFUSED CHINESE

Your friendship and participation is highly appreciated.

hugs
shakira

subby said...

"I know you are but what am I?" ~HA! This generally led to the ol' lame come-back of "You're a stoopid doody-head!", followed by, "Mo-oooom!", followed by "Just wait 'til your father gets home!"

g-man said...

It's always good to have an edge VE!
Excellent 55 My Friend.
Thank You again for playing today, your Friday contributions are a fantastic addition to the gang.
I loved this..Have a Kick Ass Week-End...Galen

CatLadyLarew said...

I think I've actually had this conversation before with my sister.

VE said...

Perpetual chocoholic – Translate and every conversion will be this one…

Janna – Sounds like my daughter…but she got a brother anyway…

Otin – No, everything is just a complicated guise of the same old thing…

Gladys – Well…you should have thrown the microwave into the equation anyway…that would have blown his mind!

Shakirack – I’ll take a look…perhaps from time to time (of course, I said that about Flash Friday and I’ve done one for the last three weeks)

Subby – Doody-head! Hard to top that one! Ha…

g-man – Always a pleasure. I’m enjoying them right now so I’ll keep up for awhile…

catladylarew – Better than with just yourself!

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

Dearest VE,

Please accept my invitation to join my meme.
Please find the time.
You have stories to share,
I will love LOVE to hear them !

hugs
shakira

hope said...

Ah, memories. :)

I actually watched a t.v. show the other night where the woman was mad at the man next to her in a car. When they bounced and his head hit her shoulder, she grumped, "You're touching me!" To which he replied, "What are you. Eight?" ;)

gab said...

OMG are you bugging my house and listening to my grandkids? Except they are all boys it still sounds the same.

Jaime said...

wow... i never really thought of it that way, but you're absolutely right

VE said...

Shakirack – I appreciate the invitation. My format remains posting on Sun,Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri. I don’t know that I’d have the space to participate a lot as I’m already doing Theme Thursdays and Flash Fridays but we’ll see…

Hope – Ha! See…it’s built in to everybody…

Gab – Yeah, it doesn’t preclude genders…

Jaime – See…all of your arguments are just the same one!

The Silver Fox said...

Too bad it isn't "Flash 56." You could have added, "So?"

VE said...

silver fox...then the argument would never end...