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#SoCS – Expletive

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I uttered an expletive tonight.

When I poured myself a rare beer

In a beer glass.

It had the perfect head upon it

And my mouth was verily watering

After a day of work, and visiting the hospital

And more work

(And a bit of learning thrown in for good measure.)

And so I lifted my beer glass from the kitchen counter

My beer, cold

The glass not yet forming condensation

And I got my glass about a foot off the counter and toward myself

Readying to carry it back to the living room

To my laptop

To write this post …

And the bottom dropped cleanly off the glass

Not a shard

Not a splinter to be found

A smooth cut straight off the bottom

As though it had been cut by a master craftsman

(One who obviously hates me)

And so not a drop

Was left in my glass

And now the dog is suffering with beer farts

(Or should I say I am suffering with the dog’s beer farts?)

And I am one glass

(and one beer)

Short of a six pack.

I suppose it could have been worse …

The glass could have lasted until it was hovering over my laptop …

I’ll need suggestions for “Y” words for Monday’s less-than-above-board A-Z post. One word per person, please, and keep it clean. Note that the oldest comments are at the bottom.

SoCS badge by Pamela, at https://achronicalofhope.com/

This s***ty post is part of Stream of Consciousness Saturday! Click the following link to find all the awesome posts in the comments, and join in … It’s fun! https://lindaghill.com/2019/04/26/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-april-27-19/

Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

47 thoughts on “#SoCS – Expletive

  1. That was a sad tale! 😦

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  2. Dogs are so good at cleaning things up and making things better. Glad there were no splinters or shards!

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  3. Thank goodness it was not wine!
    πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ·πŸ™‹

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  4. I had a glass bauble that sits on my desk, or rather that sat on my desk, just randomly and spontaneously explode with a sharp crack, and it cleaved perfectly into two pieces. Sounds like the same thing with your glass. Did it make a sound or were you too busy expletiving?

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  5. Oh, Linda, I am so sorry your tough days continue. Did you find another glass and another beer?

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  6. Young Yesterday Yeti

    Loved the story about the beer. How disappointing…

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  7. That happened to me once at a restaurant, but not with a beer and nowhere near the dog luckily. They said they’d been having a problem with glasses fresh out of the dishwasher being too warm when the cold liquid went in? Don’t ask me – God did not gift me with sciencey knowledge, lol. Y-word ~ yoga.

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  8. That’s just sad πŸ™.

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  9. Yikes! And I’m SO glad that the computer was spared the … um … laptop emissions … πŸ˜‰

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  10. Yonks. As in, “I’ve only been here an hour, but Margery has been here for yonks.”

    That glass, though…. Well played, Life; well played.

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  11. If it had dropped on your computer, that would have been a disaster, Linda. A small silver lining. I hope Alex is improving.

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  12. I hope you still had five more beers.

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  13. We have a poltergeist that keeps the tv go funny and the heating go on when it shouldnt. You might have one too 😚. We have a greyhound. I am feeling for you with the dog farts. Nothing is deadlier 😁. As for the Y-word: yokozuna maybe? πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ

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  14. Dog has a beer fart – that’s cruelty to animal. Now you will be reported to SPCAπŸ˜‚

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