Wednesday, 10 November 2010

The Finger - Three Word Wednesday

Three Word Wednesday where you write something using the three prompt words.
This week's words are  ... Gesture, Immediate and Treasure.


It was an adolescent gesture to say the least, two fingers well and truly thrust in the air ... at me! I sprang into action with the most authoritative voice I could muster.

"How old are you, young man?"

His response was immediate.

"Not as old as you, you old bat."

Well what do you say to that? He was right of course, but that wasn't the response I was looking for. I was going to have to be clever here, show him that manners and diplomacy were the treasure trove and making of a young gentleman. I was still thinking of my clever retort when he jumped in again, obviously feeling he now had the advantage.

"Wots the matter, you deaf as well as old?"

Well the truth was, he had set me off balance and my usual gauged and rational mind was struggling with just what I could say to regain my standing.

"Look, young man."

"Look where?"

"Nowhere,  just ..."

"Well, what are to telling me to look at something for then if it ain't there, you senile or summut?" 

I took a deep breath. I was excruciatingly aware at this point that he did have the upper hand. I had now been relegated to an old bat, deaf, and senile in a matter of seconds. I needed a different approach, and quick. I then remembered seeing something a young lad did to another boy in an argument that for some reason did shut the boy up. It was worth a try ... I had nothing else.

"Ain't you got nothin else to say then, grandma?"

This was my chance.

I looked him straight in the eye and raised my fist in front of him, then very slowly did a winding motion with my other hand by the side it. As I did I slowly uncurled my middle finger until it was erect then thrust it in front of his face.

.... Silence.

Well, if you can't beat them!

20 comments:

jaerose said...

Nothing more satisfying than the proud salute of the middle finger..especially when brandished towards smart-arses! Jae :)

susansonnenmuses said...

I love it!

Jackie said...

Lol *high fives* perfect .

Witless Exposition said...

This was great! Sometimes body language says it all. :)

Michael Solender said...

So there! ha!

ThomG said...

Ah, the one-finger salute. Clever and nicely set up.

pia said...

"Aint you got nothin else to say then grandma?"
Love that line and everything that comes after it!

VL Sheridan said...

Very funny. Nicely done.

Jasmin said...

Thoroughly entertained! What a great post.

shail said...

Way to go, lol :)

Rinkly Rimes said...

I must remember that reaction for an emergency! But I've the feeling it might bring forth worse!

faith said...

Guess this was a case getting the the upper hand by giving the finger. :)

rashmi said...

If this is personal experiance then you are a very intelligent person...
if it is your imagination you are really wonderful...
Any way I love to read your write ups.

Deborah said...

Thank you everso much for your comments x

nimaruichi said...

Bravo. Can't stop smiling :)

Sumit Sarkar said...

hahaha..
Nice read..I loved the "old bat" and "grandma"...

gautami tripathy said...

Liked it!

electronically yours

Nessa said...

This was hysterically funny.

vivinfrance said...

Oh, the perfect squelch!

Deborah said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and for your comments x :o)