Tag Archives: Madness

The Honeymoon Special

We arrived on the runway in a disheveled state, running like crazy. As we hopped on aboard, and finally took a breath, I poked Tom with my elbow, and said, “Smile, we’re on our honeymoon.” “Smile?” Tom sounded exasperated, “We … Continue reading

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The Elusive Light Bulb

Picture courtesy ColiN00B@Pixabay.com Robbie cleared his throat and started speaking tentatively, “It was dark when I woke up, but suddenly, there was a flash, and a light bulb came on.” Everyone in the room gasped. Encouraged by their response, Robbie … Continue reading

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A Giant Awakens

Photo prompt courtesy Sue Vincent I woke up to find that I had gone blind….or maybe it was just the world that had turned dark. I frankly couldn’t say which would terrify me more. I had been the last of … Continue reading

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There’s No Such Thing as a Free Cookie!

Photo by Oleg Magni at Pexels.com She wiped her sweaty brow with a floury sleeve, feeling as wrung-out as the dough she was kneading for her 28th batch of cookies. Maybe agreeing to cook for the seven dwarves in return … Continue reading

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Trip to Turkey Day 4 – An Omelette for Thakkar #TurkishDelight

Note: This is the fifth installment in my series of trip reports from Turkey. You can find the first four here: https://bit.ly/2RQV9jT , here: https://bit.ly/2Q2FWPO , here: https://bit.ly/2B76IOB, and here: https://bit.ly/2DHbDbx “Aaj main omelette khaayega,” (Today, I shall eat an omelette, spoken in typical grammatically-incorrect Bombay … Continue reading

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Trip to Turkey Day 1 Part 2 – Turkish Tinder #TurkishDelight

Note: This trip report covers the second half of the first day of our Turkey Travails…I mean Travels. For the introductory part of this series, visit: https://bit.ly/2RQV9jT Our voyage to Istanbul was fairly routine and uneventful, as plane journeys go. … Continue reading

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Trip to Turkey Day 1- The Law of Unintended Consequences #TurkishDelight

When app-based taxi operators Uber and Ola went on an indefinite strike across India, their objectives were: Higher commissions/earnings Better working conditions Enhanced benefits like regular employees, e.g. health insurance Sending us on an unplanned international trip That last one … Continue reading

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