Pages

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Using Wednesday's Words

Gabby set her tray of tasty mince tarts  on the refreshment table and placed her plump little hands on her hips.  She cast a jaundiced eye on Ethel Hillier and her usual contribution of devilled eggs.   "That woman has no notion of how to present food." she muttered to herself.  "It's all bits of egg shell floating in water on the bottom of her plate.  No one wants to eat an egg out of that mess."
Ethel turned her normally blank expression on Gabby.  Her eyes positively danced with suppressed excitement.  "I do believe my destiny is in catering." she gushed.  "I'd be delighted to help you do the dusting, cleanup and reconfiguration of the chairs afterwards.  I can spend as long as you like here dear."
Gabby closed her cornflower blue eyes and counted to ten.  If there was anything that Ethel was worse at than cooking, it was cleaning.  Still, she couldn't be blamed for that, coming from a household of all men.  "That would be lovely Ethel, I always appreciate the help."

10 comments:

  1. Gabby has a very kind heart and I think Ethel just wants the chance to talk to a woman instead of the household of men.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Gabby does indeed have a kind heart - and I hope she doesn't have to redo the cleaning when Ethel has left.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Gabby is way too nice. I'd of given Ethel the boot! :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Cleaning can be a rewarding task. but one has to have the aptitude for it and ability to know what to use and how to do it.

    ReplyDelete
  5. My story is scheduled for Friday 23rd. This was a fun set of words.

    ReplyDelete
  6. As they say in the south, “ Well, bless her heart”.

    ReplyDelete
  7. All this talk of mince tarts....now I want some!! :)

    Well done, Delores....I'll be over for afternoon coffee...or morning coffee...whatever suits! :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Ethel needs some companionship and gentle coaching; she might turn out to be an excellent cook/cleaner! Sounds like Gaby might be the one to help her.

    ReplyDelete
  9. She's enthusiastic, she has that going for he.

    ReplyDelete
  10. HA! It sounds like poor Ethel has a few delusions about her abilities. Then again, compared to the men in her household, maybe she IS a culinary genius. :)

    Another super job with the words, as usual.

    ReplyDelete

It's lovely to know someone else is out there. Please leave me a comment...pretty please.