Friday, 16 July 2010

Flash 55 - Harry Down

Dad and Steve arrived at the takeaway shop to place their order. The shop owner has trouble understanding English. She asked Dad what name to put the order under and because my Dad’s surname is hard to pronounce, he replied, ‘Just put Harry down.’

A short time later… ‘Harry Down, order ready for Harry Down.’


Flash Fiction - Each Friday, I compose a short story of 55 words - no more, no less. If you would like to join in the fun and games... post your story and report to the boss G-MAN. If you're not interested in contributing a story, feel free to read the other entries. I'm sure any comments you have would be appreciated.

Happy reading and writing!
Love KB
XXX

25 comments:

Nazish Rahman said...

hahaha..good one karen!!

KB said...

This story amuses me every time I think of it.

Missy said...

Now that thar is funny!! That is as good as my Harry Butt one. No kidding, it's true

Loved your flash

KB said...

Thank goodness it wasn't Hairy Butt x

moondustwriter said...

Even easy names get screwed up - promise

Great 55!!!

oh mine is reck less

Anonymous said...

Great story- and perfectly told in 55 words. Just consider what folks do with MY name... and yeah, this really is my name.

Mine is here... come on over and visit!

g-man said...

KAREN!!!!!
I've missed you Blondie!
I love name play...My favorite is
Mike Hunt.
Excellent 55 My Friend
Welcome back, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Hi Melissa...:P

KB said...

My Dad's name is actually Harry...he just meant write his name down as Harry. Hope y'all understand what I mean. Perhaps you had to be there.

G - I missed you guys too. Couldn't think of anything to write about for a month or so :(

Stan Ski said...

True stories are always the best.

Brian Miller said...

hehe. yeah that would ammuse me as well...oh how difficult communication is sometimes, though lead to humor...nice 55.

mine is up!

KB said...

Yay, I'm glad some of you are amused. For a minute there, I thought I wasn't making myself very clear and y'all weren't getting it :) Perhaps you had to be there.

Mama Zen said...

That's too funny!

PattiKen said...

Too cute. Years ago, we drove to Miami from New England, with a son then 5 years old. For two days he asked "where are we going?" and was told "Miami." On the third day, he asked, "Are we at 'your ami' yet?"

KB said...

Mama - glad you enjoyed it.

Patti - cute story.

Whitesnake said...

Well I got ta hear it in the flesh!

mrsnesbitt said...

My friend is currently in US for a while as her hubby's work has placed him there - she has now got use to being calleg emSteph - here in UK we are rarely asked our names in shops etc so when she was first asked, she replied emmmm Steph! lol!

Mine is up!

anthonynorth said...

This was great fun :-)
Enjoyed it.

ERIK VAN TONGERLOO said...

Wonderful to succeed always to use just 55 words and to write down a beautiful story

Claudia said...

Nice and funny 55!

Eric Alder said...

I enjoy 'English-as-a-second-language' stories; they're innocently funny.

I'm sure people in other countries share similar experiences with us English speakers butchering their languages.

buffalodick said...

I ordered Won Tons once, and got a 110 meal!

KB said...

Thanks for all the comments :)

Claudia said...

This is funny - and yes - I'm one of those people... ;o
Have a great weekend
Claudia

Yvonne Osborne said...

Very funny. You made me smile. Sorry I'm a little late checking all these 55's. I like yours.

KB said...

Thanks Yvonne.

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