That’s Telling ‘Em


I climbed into the passenger seat of Lisa’s big black SUV, waiting at the employee exit, and buckled my seat-belt.

“Well, how’d it go?” Lisa looked at me expectantly, even eagerly.

“Went great,” I said. “I marched in there and laid it all out for him. I said, ‘Mr. Huge I’ve been with Huge Manufacturing for over six years now. My department is always on time and under budget. During the course of my tenure here, I have never gotten a raise. I never asked for a raise, but this year, I need a raise sir.’ I was keeping it respectable and civilized.”

“Good, good,” Lisa said. She was getting excited I could tell ‘cause she was driving faster. “How big a raise did he give you?”


She looked at me with daggers in her eyes, “He did give you a raise, didn’t he?”

“Uhm, well, not yet.”


I couldn’t resist – had to have another go with this prompt!

Author: tnkerr

Mostly making things up and writing them down to amuse myself!

9 thoughts on “That’s Telling ‘Em”

  1. Two?! Gosh. Makes me wish I had thought this one up! ;^) It is a good prompt, isn’t it?
    Very fun, especially this time of year, when folks are (or are not) getting bonus and raises, etc.


      1. The possibilities are endless with this prompt.
        I may adopt it for the Book Bandits. Would that be OK?


      2. Ab-so-lutely, and with all my regards.

        And, if they are willing…and with my promise the authors will remain anonymous… would you share their responses? By all means, go ahead and use the prompt, but if anyone is game, please share what they wrote!

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      3. I will definitely ask but not sure when the prompt will come up. I keep a list and the other bandits choose numbers between 1 and 50. I could come up write away (see what I did there?) or it may take a millennium.

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