05 October 2013
The prompts are:
1. Pets can be quite demanding.
2. Of course you know nothing about me.
3. Truly momentous events can often catch you unaware.
Doctor Ivan Kutcherpeckeroff, DVM finished taping the sign to the window, stepped back and admired his handiwork. The sign read:
NO HUMP THURSDAY
10% OFF ALL SPAY AND NEUTER
He turned and went back inside the clinic, stopped at the front desk and told his techs, Jason and Miranda, to prepare for a busy day. “This ‘No Hump’ special should have them flocking in today,” he said in his heavily accented English. “What time is our first appointment?”
Miranda pushed her hair back, snapped her gum and looked through the appointment book on the desk in front of her. “Ms. McGill is bringing in Nay Nay the cat today at 2:00. Nothing is booked before that.”
“Wonderful,” exclaimed Dr. K, “that means no waiting for the new spay and neuter customers!” He grabbed a red magic marker from the pencil holder in front of Jason and went back outside:
He appended to the sign.
“You know where to find me when the crowds come.” Dr. K said, and retired to his office to prepare for the busy day.
Miranda and Jason spent the morning playing ‘Candy Crush’ and ‘Words with Friends’ on their cell phones. Dr K came out and manned the front desk himself when the two techs went to McDonalds for lunch. When they returned he went back to his office and heated up the leftovers he had brought to eat. He pondered why his ‘Spay and Neuter’ special had not brought in the anticipated rush.
At 1:45 he stepped out into the waiting room to greet Ms. McGill when she arrived with Nay Nay the cat. Dr. K firmly believed that this kind of personal touch would help to build his business and his future clientele would appreciate his consideration.
He glanced out the window to the parking lot looking for Ms. McGill’s car to arrive. The window was clear. His sign was gone. Dr. K’s face turned bright red and his hands began to wave about. “Where is our sign? Where is OUR SIGN?” he asked over and over. Sometimes he seemed to be asking Miranda and Jason. Sometimes he seemed to be asking himself. “No wonder it’s been so quiet today! Our sign is missing!”
At that moment a red Taurus nosed into the lot. Dr. K rushed outside and scooped up Nay Nay the cat from Ms. McGill.
“Sorry I’m late Doctor. Nay Nay was being finicky. Sometimes pets can be quite demanding.”
Time is up. Put down your writing implements and step away from the paper