A short story…

for Friday Fictioneers, and loosely based on Rochelle’s picture of glass roses.

 

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zzzzI saw Rosey on Saturday in the mall. Said she was getting some glasses.

‘Wine glasses? Beer?’ I asked.

She giggled, poked me in the ribs then trotted off.

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I was enjoying a quiet pint last night. Suddenly there was an enormous crash. Someone had walked straight into a drinks-laden table! I spun round to see a young lady wiping the laps of three beer-drenched guys with her scarf. Then she turned and headed my way.  It was Rosey sporting an enormous pair of spectacles.

‘Hello, Rosey’ I chuckled. She raised her glasses and peered from beneath them.

‘Oh, it’s you! Like my specs?’

‘Nice, but you can’t see anything!’

‘I know’

‘Good idea then?’

‘Probably not!’

‘Drink?’

Chardonnay, please.

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This is my 124th story about My Friend Rosey. The last one, ‘My friend Rosey, an inflatable dummy and some gin’ can be found Here! My favorites are on a dedicated site simply called My Friend Rosey.

 

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Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle who also provided the photograph.

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77 thoughts on “A short story…

  1. Iain Kelly February 20, 2019 / 13:47

    As a newcomer to the world of spectacle wearing, I can sympathise! 🙂

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  2. rochellewisoff February 20, 2019 / 14:54

    Dear Keith,

    Sandra beat me to the punch. Bi focals are hard to get used to, aren’t they? Chardonnay is a grand solution. L’chaim.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  3. ceayr February 20, 2019 / 15:37

    Do you have Rosey’s phone number, please?
    (I’ve just been to Russell’s and I’m on a roll)

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  4. granonine February 20, 2019 / 16:23

    Keith, this one had me laughing almost from the get-go. I could easily visualize the situation.

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  5. Christine Goodnough February 20, 2019 / 16:30

    Poor Rosie, foiled again! After all her embarrassing episodes, her friends should chip in to send her on a nice little holiday abroad. 😉

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  6. hilarymb February 20, 2019 / 17:25

    Hi Keith – glad I only wear reading glasses … but can empathise with her. She does experience life – yet happily continues on … great little tale -cheers Hilary

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    • Keith's Ramblings February 20, 2019 / 23:03

      I agree – ‘à votre santé’ as Rosey says when she’s showing off her German (even though it’s French!)

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      • notestowomen February 21, 2019 / 00:09

        Oh, I’m not put off by your Rosey’s experience. I have been debating about getting bifocals long before now.

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  7. messymimi's meanderings February 20, 2019 / 20:26

    Tell her they will make glasses with no prescription so she can enjoy the look the frames give her without bumping into things.

    • Keith's Ramblings February 20, 2019 / 22:57

      She didn’t need glassses so she faked her eye test just to get some! Your idea sounds far better – I’ll mention it to her!

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  8. Dale February 21, 2019 / 01:15

    If she wanted to simply make a fashion statement, maybe better to get a prescription… 😉
    Something tells me the three didn’t mind her “help”…

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    • Keith's Ramblings February 21, 2019 / 01:25

      That’s exactly what I told her. She pretended not to hear me so I suggested she get a hearing aid too! As for the guys – no problem!

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  9. Dawn M. Miller February 21, 2019 / 01:38

    I happen to know from experience that Chardonnay does not improve eye sight…J/S. 🙂

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  10. Abhijit Ray February 21, 2019 / 07:09

    Rosie simply wanted to drink wine, preferably free never mind the price.

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  11. Varad February 21, 2019 / 13:25

    Sometimes, it’s good to keep blind faith on spectacles. Fun one, Keith.

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  12. 4963andypop February 21, 2019 / 14:23

    Sounds like Rosey will be buying beer and wine glasses as well after her stumble. Im more likely to do this if I take my glasses off!

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  13. Debbie D. February 21, 2019 / 17:55

    New glasses are always hard to get used to. Rosey sounds like an interesting character. I will read more. 🙂 Cheers!

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  14. Inside the Mind of Isadora February 21, 2019 / 20:13

    Perhaps, the chardonnay will help her see more clearly. Poor fella’s who are wearing their beers.
    Fun story. I shall have to pop over to see more Rosey tales.
    Isadora 😎

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  15. Nobbinmaug February 21, 2019 / 20:13

    I like the ‘loosely based…’ From glass roses to Rosey’s glasses. I like the stretch.

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  16. James McEwan February 21, 2019 / 20:45

    Should she really be drinking in those glasses? A light hearted fun read, I enjoyed this.

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    • Keith's Ramblings February 22, 2019 / 10:32

      The first time I wore mine I felt dizzy – and I hadn’t had a glass of wine!

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  17. plaridel February 21, 2019 / 21:42

    i guess anyone can make a spectacle of herself if she can’t see. 🙂

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  18. gahlearner February 22, 2019 / 16:53

    Ah poor Rosey, the Chardonnay will make it better. It’s lovely to see a Rosey story again, I do miss her antics.

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  19. subroto February 24, 2019 / 08:31

    Looks like Rosey has been making a spectacle of herself again. A fun story.

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  20. Russell Gayer February 24, 2019 / 12:33

    Tis better to look good than to see where you’re going. When everything looks blurry, you can save money on your drink tab.

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