It’s Wednesday…

…so it’s time for Friday Fictioneers!





A luxury residency the agent called it as he strutted around clipboard in hand, me in tow.

“Look at that, look at this, look up here, look out there!”

I obediently looked at that, this, here, and out there. It was an, erm, interesting view!

“A pontist’s dream” he gushed pointing at the bridges spanning the river.

“A what-ist?” I asked. He ignored me and continued.

”This room’s lovely, that one’s spacious, this one’s…”. I could hardly keep up! 

“Isn’t it wonderful?” he bellowed.

“It’s not for me”, I muttered, looking for the door. 

Was it that door or this door…


00Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and to Roger Bultot for another window picture – he offered us a different window on February 1st 2017, and the story I wrote then is right HERE!


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54 thoughts on “It’s Wednesday…

  1. larry trasciatti Nov 30, 2022 / 13:37

    He was so enthusiastic. I happen to be knowledgeable enough about romance languages to take for granted that a pontist must be a fan of bridges?

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      • susanrouchard Dec 2, 2022 / 17:59

        Certainly is. Le pont. Here pont suspendu. Like le pont suspendu de Tancarville near Le Havre.


  2. Suzette Benjamin Nov 30, 2022 / 13:56

    I had not heard the word ‘pontist’ before. Thank you for the introduction.
    Modest accommodations trumps lavish digs anyday in my thinking.👍

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  3. The Sicilian Storyteller Dec 1, 2022 / 12:10

    A friend once tried to wrangle me into her real estate business, saying I’d make a fortune in commissions. Unless you’re wired for that type of high-pressured selling job, similar to a slick car salesperson, it’s not enviable work. I turned her down and never regretted my decision. But who knows? Every salesperson needs to be a bit of a storyteller, don’t you think?

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    • Keith's Ramblings Dec 1, 2022 / 16:23

      Funny you should mention this because most of my working life involved selling, from cars to kitchens! I also got involved in sales training and wrote several papers on The Art of Selling. Perhaps that explains why I’m now a storyteller!

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      • The Sicilian Storyteller Dec 1, 2022 / 19:27

        Now that’s a coincidence! I did get involved in selling cosmetics for a while but it’s just not the line of work I enjoy. Too stressful. I’d rather write about it than do to!

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  4. Natasha Dec 1, 2022 / 13:09

    Glad you didn’t give in to the marketing glib.

    Pontist, hmmmm my vocab has been enriched today. 🙂

    Happy December, Keith.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Dec 1, 2022 / 16:34

      Great to see you back Natasha! I’m not sure how useful you’ll find your newly acquired word though!

      *Loved your pictures of Istanbul.

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      • Natasha Dec 1, 2022 / 16:57

        Thanks for the little tips re Turkey. 😊

        Guess what Van Gogh experience is coming to India !!!!!

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      • Keith's Ramblings Dec 1, 2022 / 20:54

        I really hope you get that you see it, it’s simply amazing to find yourself right inside his paintings!


  5. plaridel Dec 1, 2022 / 21:51

    poor chap, his charms and glibness didn’t work. but i commend him for trying. 🙂

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  6. Nobbinmaug Dec 2, 2022 / 01:08

    I don’t know. The pontists might be onto something. It might be nice to look out one’s window and know how traffic is going to be.

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  7. poetisatinta Dec 2, 2022 / 13:33

    Ha so well described I could visualise you tripping after him – I think I may be a bit of a pontist but usually the ancient type 🙂

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  8. Bill Dec 2, 2022 / 14:52

    Somewhere in my dark and dank memory, this excellent and well planned story seems true to my experience. I like how you told this one, Keith. 🙂

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  9. Brenda's Thoughts Dec 3, 2022 / 01:58

    The luxury residency seems a bit overwhelming. Sometimes it’s just too much. Hopefully, he can find his way out.

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  10. GHLearner Dec 3, 2022 / 15:22

    Trapped! Of course the door dilemma is strategy. You’ll only find your way out when you sign the contract. Great fun.

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  11. britcanwrites Dec 5, 2022 / 07:13

    I guess changing the way you look at this and that, isn’t making this or that change. 😁

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  12. rochellewisoff Dec 5, 2022 / 11:16

    Dear Keith,

    The realtor’s quite the salesman, isn’t he? As frantic as he is to make the sale, I have to wonder what’s really wrong with the place. Well done.



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  13. Dale Dec 6, 2022 / 17:14

    Do they really think if they whiz you around from room to room you’ll be dizzy enough to sign?


  14. msjadeli Dec 7, 2022 / 03:40

    That kind of pushy exuberance can begin to grate in a very short amount of time. I always preferred to look at homes alone or with a loved one, not the one out to make the commission.


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