Three guys walk into a bar…

Three guys walk into a bar. It is as badly lit as can be expected of the old place. Extractor fans fight a losing battle against the thick cloud of smoke. From the small stage a 3-piece band is shouting out 80’s classics.

The bar keep recognizes each one of them and No1 signals for a round. He knows what they will have and places the drinks in front of them just as No2 finishes a conversation on his cellphone. He will have a double Jack on the rocks, his only drink for the night. No1 gets the pint of lager (his only one before he will move on to Brandy) and No3 gets the Brandy.

After catching up on the weekend sport results and usual pleasantries, the conversation quickly turns to women. No3 is hammering No2 about never staying for more than one drink. No1 sees an old mate and they share a shooter. It’s going to be a long night! When No1 returns they start to draw comparisons between their wives:

No1 – I’m a grown man and no-one will tell me what to do. I do what I want, when I want and if she does not like it, well, that’s just her problem. Never let a woman sit on your head!

No2 – my wife and I agree that I can have a drink after work, as long as she knows where I am and I don’t get home after 7. That way we still have time to take care of everyday stuff.

No3 – I know how far to push it. She does not like drinking during the week, but as long as I play my cards right and manipulate the situation correctly, she can’t refuse me. I have the best of both worlds! Learn from the master!

Back at home Sarah is waiting. She does not know which one will come home to her tonight. No1, the one she hates; No2, the one she loves; or No3, the one she can’t live without.

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Awards Season – Liebster Award

Thank you to Lara for nominating me for another Liebster award. These awards are a real fun platform to better get to know each other.

Since I have already done this, I will just focus on the 7 questions asked. I hope you don’t mind my cheating!

Here are the questions and answers:

Describe yourself in 7 words, no more, no less.
I am a hippie: flower-power, peace, love.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Easy! Spain, a little cottage in a villa at the seaside.

What is your first memory?
This one is a bit more difficult, since my early memories are all a bit jumbled. I would have to go with all the neighbors stuffing into one person’s lounge to watch the Lady Di and Prince Charles wedding. There weren’t a lot of TV’s around at the time!

If you could change just one thing about your
life, what would it be?
I would have pursued my dream of becoming a writer earlier instead of falling into the “work” trap.


What is the closest book to you right now?
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

Could you live without technology for a day?
I guess – I try to do it at least once a week (emphasis on try)

What is your favourite movie of all time?
What dreams my come

Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
My novel published and traveling the world, conjuring up stories, since Luke would be in college by then

What was the last dream that you can remember?
I dream regularly and vividly! Last night it was about my mom and myself shopping in Paris, France!

Tell us something highly embarrassing.
When Luke was about 3 years old we went to Pick and Pay in a very busy Jo’burg mall. It was the end of a very hot and stressful day and I had a splitting headache. Luke was nagging and taking his time, looking at this and that, taking things of shelves, etc. I took him by the arm and said “Luke come now!”. He went down on one knee, free arm shielding his face, shouting “OK, OK, please just don’t hurt me again!”. (Now, before you think I am an abusive parent, up to that day he had never had a hiding! Apparently he got it from some friends at play school.) The entire shop came to a standstill and everyone was staring me down. Needless to say, I left my shopping right there and left!

Thanks again for nominating me!