Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Daily Prompt: Unexpected Guests

You walk into your home to find a couple you don’t know sitting in your living room, eating a slice of cake. Tell us what happens next.


“Don’t tell me, you are the WordPress delegation helping yourselves to my special biscuits. You are early, it is not even two years since I wrote all about your last visit. Take your fingers off my biscuits and leave, I have better things to do.”

“But we just wanted to look in to see how you are satisfied with our daily prompts.”

“Daily prompts? They are becoming regular annual prompts. How long do you want to continue with this repeated stuff. I think I will put the remaining biscuits away in a cupboard for the next time you come.”

“But they will be stale.”

“Exactly, and now disappear I have better things to do with my time than feed two refugees from WordPress that take over my biscuits and living room without being invited.”



So now that interruption is out of the way I can carry on with my daily life, like writing a daily prompt, although I am now expecting another visitor. Mr. Computerman will be arriving with my new computer all fixed up and ready to go: how exciting. We have been busy preparing a nice comfortable place on the shelf next to my old Acer, so that the new Acer will not feel so lonely. It must be a shock to be unpacked from a box and carried to a place that you do not know.

In the meanwhile everything has been cleaned. Unfortunately there was a small accident last week and I emptied a glass of cranberry sauce all over the book case where I keep my computers. Luckily no computers were harmed  during the accident. It seems that not all everything was cleaned and there were still some sticky remains from the accident. These things happen if you are a golden oldie, shaking hands etc. but now everything is ready to go.

Our computer centre is now ready and waiting, although I discovered that one of our signals from the internal network was showing a weak signal. The main signal was working, but a second signal is helpful if I work on my computer in my special AngloSwiss computer action office. When Mr. Computerman arrives he will also deal with this small problem and then I will be ready to go on the start line. 

If I go missing for the next couple of days it is because I am still busy with organising my new computer and probably uttering a few profanities over things that will not work as I want them to work, but being a cyber golden oldie, this will be no problem.

Many may think why does she need two computers, she has only one pair of hands. That is a signal for modern life. At the beginning there was a Commodore, then there was an Amiga and afterwards Windows arrived. Windows are still here and after cleaning 7 sets of windows I am now ready for 10th set. I have an Apple computer for my writings, but decided that I would need a computer for my photographs. I really do not know how this is going to work, but at the moment I have everything under control. Just a minute I hear a knock at the door.

“What do you want again?”

*We thought you might have time for us now, WordPress said not to come back yet. They want some photos of your living room and perhaps a group photo with yourself and my friend and I eating biscuits. What are you doing with that rifle?”

“Go, and do not come back next year or the year after. Oh, how I hate repeat prompts.”


  1. I can understand why they returned....the biscuits do look good!!

    1. they are very good, from the best cake shop in Solothurn. One of those little treats Mr. Swiss brings home when he is let out on his own in the town.