1102. On the blink

Brenda Clifford didn’t realize she was lonely until her television went on the blink.

Angela Charlesworth didn’t realize her marriage was on the rocks until her television went on the blink.

Geoff Craighead didn’t realize he was feeding his kids junk food until his television went on the blink.

Anthony Barlow didn’t realize he believed everything on the news until his television went on the blink.

Augusta Lorrigan didn’t realize she was drinking herself to death until her television went on the blink.

Lou Monks didn’t realize how untidy the house was until his television went on the blink.

When Rod Watson’s television went on the blink he didn’t notice anything except that his television was on the blink. He went out and bought another television and installed it before the sports game started. He bought some beer on the way home, told his wife and kids to shut up, burped, farted, and settled down for the night.

15 thoughts on “1102. On the blink

  1. umashankar

    So many tragedies chain-linked to each other and I wondered whose was starkest till I read about Rod Watson and the many nested disasters waiting to happen. That was a fun way of bringing forth miserable capsules of modern Life, Bruce. Carry on Wizard!

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  2. simon682

    Televisions out-technicalled me some years ago. It was ok until the children left home but it hasn’t been on since. (Don’t know how to work it!)

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      You are not alone! I haven’t turned the tele on since Trump’s election. (And keeping an objectivity in the matter – I was watching it in order to see the faces of the losers no matter who 😦 !)

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