It’s Wednesday…

…so here’s my piece for Friday Fictioneers.



Lovely street food, Paul

Let’s have a bit, Bert.

‘Scuse me miss. She’s tasty, isn’t she Paul?

Behave, Bert!  We’ll have some of this, them, those, these and that one please, miss.

I fancy a bit of the other….

Bert, what did I say?

…one Paul, the other one.

How much, miss?

H̄nụ̀ng phạn h̄nụ̀ng r̂xy h̄nụ̀ng bāth khrạb

How many Bahts Bert?

1101, Paul.

How much is that in real money Bert?

Twenty-five pounds eighty-eight pence precisely Paul.

Right, tuck in. This is nice, they’re okay, that one’s horrid…

I still fancy a bit of the other…


…one Paul, the other one.


514-5142444_microphone-clipart-png-download-microphone-transparent-pngI made a slight change to the story after I did the audio and I didn’t have the patience to re-record it, sorry!




Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and to Brenda Cox for the photo.


Prod the Froggies to join in the fun!



39 thoughts on “It’s Wednesday…

  1. Sadje Aug 24, 2022 / 15:02

    Very authentic story Keith. Better do something about your friend! 😅

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Iain Kelly Aug 24, 2022 / 17:05

    Goodness, that might upset the locals, if they can understand Bert that is! Brought a smile Keith.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Bill Aug 25, 2022 / 12:14

    An amusing story, Keith, well seasoned with humor (of course). Yes, I had to look up the Brit idiom. Now I shall never forget it. 🙂


    • Keith's Ramblings Aug 25, 2022 / 13:56

      Thanks Bill. I got the impression that some of the previous commenters hadn’t got it, so I’ve now added an explanation at the top!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. rochellewisoff Aug 25, 2022 / 14:17

    Dear Keith,

    Whimsical banter. I can see Bert getting into trouble if the local ladies understood him.




    • Keith's Ramblings Aug 25, 2022 / 14:50

      Just a little. Always try to finish a sentence just in case! Cheers Rochelle.


  5. James McEwan Aug 25, 2022 / 20:37

    great humour of Bert and Paul on holiday. I wonder if food is the only thing they are after. Bert has a mind like a calculator and he speaks the lingo perhaps he has decided to live there.

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  6. msjadeli Aug 26, 2022 / 01:08

    Everyone has that friend who is totally wrapped up in a bit of the other. And if you don’t, you are it! lol Funny story, Keith.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. granonine Aug 26, 2022 / 14:42

    Bert has a one-track mind, it seems. Good things he understands that language and the rate of exchange 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Brenda's Thoughts Aug 27, 2022 / 22:15

    Humorous banter between two friends. Paul needs to let Bert finish, though. I think there’s some misunderstanding happening here. 🙂


  9. Vartika Aug 30, 2022 / 17:47

    Amusing. I am glad that locals do not understand their language.

    Loved the voices

    Liked by 1 person

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