Leth Try Thith Again – May 5, 2021

“Um, excuse me, sir.”


“This garden screen fabric?”


“Looks like it’s all one piece.  Is it?”



“Ith themeleth.”

“You mean it has no themes?”

“Are you making fun of me?”


“My lithp?”

“What’s wrong with your lips?”

“Not lipth.  Lithp.”

“I’m sorry.  I don’t understand.”

“Thith impediment. Had it all my life.”

“Unh, yeah.  I guess.  So?”

“Tho no need to make fun.”

“Wasn’t making fun.”

“No?  Thounded like it.”

“Um.  Hard of hearing. Not wearing my hearing aids.”

“Oh.  What you wanna know?”

“This fabric.  One piece?”

“Ith themeleth.”

“That’d be a ‘yes.’?”


Not poking fun.  Well, unh, yes, I am.  But if those of you out there who are hard of hearing like me can’t take a bit of good-natured ribbing, pack it in.  Go stand in the corner.  Best way to survive life is to learn to laugh at yourself with yourself.  Mebbe invite someone along for the ride.  Life is a Harley – room for two.

So much out there you can’t change.  Learn to get along with it, grow to embrace it, look forward to it – good, bad, cute, and ugly.  Life is its own reward.  Stop trying to make it difficult, you boob!  Lighten up.  Walk around brush fires and swollen creeks. Build a bridge or plow a firebreak where you can.  If no one minds. 

I mean it’s not like you walk with a limp, or are easily distracted by squirrels, or read “POTS for Pedestrians in Crosswalks!”

“Yeth. Loothen-up.”


“Thmoke dope.”

“Wouldn’t go that far.”

“I would.”

“Your business.”


“Legal now.”

“Mothe platheth.”

“Huh-yunh!  Pretty soon tobacco be illegal, but Mary Jane won’t be.”

“Why you think?”

“Huh.  I dunno.  Whole lot don’t make sense to me.”

“Nothing to treth over, right?”                  


“You making fun again?”


Published by spwilcen

Retired career IT software engineer, or as we were called in the old days, programmer, it's time to empty my file cabinet of all the "creative" writing accumulated over the years - toss most of it, salvage and publish what is worthwhile.

13 thoughts on “Leth Try Thith Again – May 5, 2021

    1. See you’re a squirrel lover too, eh? Unreleased Spec Fic piece covers my travails with the demonic creatures. Thank for listening-in.

  1. Splendid job SP! Funny as hell! It’s not making fun of people, it’s just a way to loosen up, chill out and step away from court mandated “politically correct” behaviour. Got to say I agree with you fully! Here in Europe you see that kind of thing on the tele all the time…

    1. Aw man, there’s a reason I like television from across the pond. Unpretentious and original. Boss loved a serial from Spain, watched it so much I thought she’d end up speaking Spanish, but alas, good shows come to an end. Gimme Brit, Swedish, Italian, I’ll put up with subtitles. Here, it seems the entertainment industry is bonkers with the pap they show added to all the PC horse-pukky. Yes, I’ve screws loose but that allows my sense of humor to put things into perspective. Can’t laugh at yourself and the folly of life, you’re in serious trouble. Thank you, Sir Cabrera, for stopping by to chat. And for allowing me my insanity. SP

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