946. Harriet’s car


Harriet had been a widow for quite a number of years, and still had the same old car as when her husband died. It was getting on a bit and seemed to still go well, but she knew as much about cars as a blow fly. When an advertisement in the paper said the local car company was doing trade-ins, Harriet thought “Why not?” and drove off to the car place.

A young man approached her, and she asked how much would she get off the price of a new car by trading in this old one? The lovely young man said he’d need to take it for a quick spin around the block, to ascertain its worth. So he jumped in and took off.

And he never came back.

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30 thoughts on “946. Harriet’s car

  1. Cynthia Jobin

    Some Harriets don’t realize that they are prey, but the rest of us would never set foot in a car dealership without the company of a knowledgeable, preferably male, friend.

    i always enjoy your illustrations but this one is particularly endearing. It looks like everything is kind of shaky….and the pink bedroom slippers are a delightful touch!

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  2. Ahdad

    Some people have said that I like to make my fictional characters suffer. They’ve obviously not been reading your wonderful stuff yet.

    Glad to be back over here…

    Liked by 1 person


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