A short story …

for Friday Fictioneers



I’d prepared an answer for every question I was likely to be asked. I was about to be interviewed for a fantastic new job!

A glamorous secretary approached me. ‘Walk this way’ she said, sashaying across the waiting room. I obediently swayed my hips as I followed her! She’ll be fun at the office party I thought.

‘Good morning, Mr Plain’  said the bespectacled lady.

‘Hello, Miss Take’ I said,  ‘but actually, I’m Mr Smart!’

‘And I’m Miss Right’ she said, ‘Miss Take runs the company on the next floor’.

I made a hasty exit passing a nervous-looking Mr Plain in the reception area.



Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and to Marie Gail Stratford for the photo.

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55 thoughts on “A short story …

  1. rochellewisoff Jan 27, 2021 / 15:24

    Dear Keith,

    Sounds like a typical case of Miss Take en idnetity. 😉 You made me laugh with swaying hips. Old gag…but still funny.



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  2. plaridel Jan 28, 2021 / 19:23

    it reminds when i was applying for a job. i went to the wrong department. 🙂

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  3. draliman Jan 29, 2021 / 05:46

    He’ll have to be careful upstairs in case he runs afoul of Miss Demeanour while looking for Miss Take…

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  4. James McEwan Jan 29, 2021 / 08:39

    Great escape. Who wants to work for people that can’t even get names right. I hope Mr Smart swayed his hips as he left.

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  5. Sandra Jan 29, 2021 / 09:41

    He sounded very confident when he reflected on the forthcoming office party.

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  6. ahtdoucette Jan 30, 2021 / 00:41

    If Mr. Plain’s first name is Xavier, maybe that could X Plain everything? Too funny! Made me grin.

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  7. Nobbinmaug Jan 30, 2021 / 02:07

    I hope Mr. Smart marries a Ms. Ass, and she hyphenates. He’d be a much better match for her than Mr. Dumb.

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  8. Laurie Bell Jan 30, 2021 / 21:33

    Oh dear! Mistaken identity and wrong building. Wonder what the job would have been

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  9. msjadeli Feb 3, 2021 / 02:41

    Glad she had a sense of humor and wasn’t Displeased, as it bodes well for Mr. Plain. Now hurry and get to the next floor!

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