A hundred words …

for Friday Fictioneers



‘Two hundred and twenty-four!’ bellows a beaming Bertram.

‘No, you beat me by ten’ drones down-in-the-mouth Domonic. ‘I demand a recount!’

‘Losers!’ taunts triumphant Trixie. ‘Two hundred and …’ she drum-rolls the table with her hands  ‘… thirty-four!’

It‘s the three workmates’ weekly tradition.  At the end of Friday’s shift, they meet at the Park Inn to compare their results and the least successful pay for the winner’s drinks.

‘Trixie again!’ laughs landlord Lenny. ‘You should consider swapping streets!’

So remember, next time you park your car illegally you could be helping one of the traffic wardens to avoid splashing their cash!


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*I do believe they are known as Parking Enforcement Officers across the pond! 


roger-bultot-city-streetThanks to Rochelle for hosting and to Roger Bultot for the picture.


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58 thoughts on “A hundred words …

  1. Ami (Gypsie) Offenbacher-Ferris Nov 24, 2021 / 18:00

    I absolutely love this and the narrated audio clip in your luscious voice, was “a superb splash” on top of the proverbial cake. Wonderfully well done! ~Gypsie

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  2. J.S. Pailly Nov 24, 2021 / 18:51

    Didn’t know they were called traffic wardens in the U.K. That’s a much cooler name.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 25, 2021 / 13:27

      With the amount of abuse they must suffer on the street, they need a sense of humour to survive! Cheers, Larry.

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  3. dorahak Nov 24, 2021 / 20:47

    I’d rather buy them all a beer than get a ticket, thank you! But they do love their jobs, don’t they?! Fun story, Keith!

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  4. Lorraine Nov 25, 2021 / 08:21

    Loved the narration — amplified the humour of the story with your voices and the triumph table thump.


    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 25, 2021 / 13:56

      I agree on both counts. I’d certainly need a bit of light relief at the end of a shift!


  5. James McEwan Nov 25, 2021 / 14:58

    Great bunch of guys just having fun. Mind you it is not the job I would enjoy as much as they do.

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  6. Mason Bushell Nov 25, 2021 / 16:30

    What a great tale. My dad grew up in London. His side of the family call traffic wardens ‘The Yellow Peril’

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    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 26, 2021 / 16:18

      About right!

      The other day a hearse and a limo were parked in my street and the former slightly overlapped a bus stop. It was given a parking ticket just as the parents of a 3-year-old child came out of their house about to travel to his funeral.

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      • Mason Bushell Nov 26, 2021 / 17:13

        Gah! Thats disgusting! When vehicles are clearly parked there because they have to be to do their job, the wardens need to respect and leave them alone. Especially when they are a funary possession.


  7. Michael Nov 25, 2021 / 17:20

    A great story, which I enjoyed

    Liked by 1 person

  8. GHLearner Nov 25, 2021 / 22:24

    That was fun. Cheers to them (and you). I always thought the women were called meter maids. That comes from listening to too many Beatles songs.

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  9. Bill Nov 26, 2021 / 07:49

    And here’s me thinkin’ all them fines goes to the crown.
    Park In you say? Next week I will be there.
    Great fun story, Keith.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 26, 2021 / 16:35

      Thanks so much. I wondered if anyone would spot the significance of the pub’s name! See you there Bill!

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      • Bill Nov 26, 2021 / 19:01

        You’re welcome.


  10. rochellewisoff Nov 26, 2021 / 14:29

    Dear Keith,

    Lovely Trixie Meter Maid…nah, doesn’t have the same ring as Rita. At any rate, a delightful story and I love hearing you read.



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    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 26, 2021 / 16:29

      Funny you should mention that, it was playing in my head as I wrote my story, and now it is again! Thanks, Rochelle.

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  11. draliman Nov 26, 2021 / 15:44

    Sounds like a fun tradition! I think down here Traffic Wardens are a thing of the past. I believe we have council traffic enforcement officers too!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 26, 2021 / 16:22

      That does seem to be a more appropriate name, after all, they don’t control traffic just parked cars! Cheers Ali.

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  12. Archon's Den Nov 26, 2021 / 23:50

    Parking Enforcement Officers is only one of the less polite and flamboyant things they are called, over ‘ere in The Colonies. 👿

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  13. ahtdoucette Nov 27, 2021 / 02:43

    Gives me yet another reason to avoid parking tickets! I do not want to be involved in that. Too funny. I love the frog graphic too.


  14. Bear Nov 27, 2021 / 15:39

    Great story! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  15. pennygadd51 Nov 27, 2021 / 18:29

    Teehee – I didn’t guess that one! I’m glad Trixie was so successful, but, of course, she hasn’t given me a ticket recently…

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    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 30, 2021 / 11:03

      In a job like that, you have to find pleasure where you can! Thanks, Laurie.


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