Lockdown Laziness

“Guys join, it’s zany!”

I pushed the notification tray back up and returned to my book; Attending a Zoom “concert” with over a 100 screaming people and one guy spinning random tracks? Not for me.

The phone rang, “please come quickly, there’s a monster at my door,” my friend almost shrieked. I put on my suit of armour โ€” raincoat, mask and gloves and ran to her place.

Outside, there was nothing but a parcel at the gate and I picked it up, looking around. I rang the doorbell, “you can relax, there’s no one there; Whoever it was, was either your imagination or has left.”

“I know, would you have come if I said that I was too lazy to pick-up a parcel outside?”


The gate

The photo prompt has been given by Jean L. Hays at the Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The word prompt (Zany) has been given by GirlieOnTheEdge hosted by Denise Farley.

51 responses to “Lockdown Laziness”

  1. Nice trick. I will apply it someday ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. All you need is a phone and a friend who’ll fall for it ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  2. Haha, good one! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Nice way to get personal delivery.

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    1. From her point of view. Not from mine.

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  4. Oh, dear. The boy who cried wolf ? This was cute. and creative.

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    1. Not sure I’m going to go running the next time a ‘monster’ shows up.

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  5. A wonderfully imaginative story, Bernadette. I particularly like your “suit of armour”.

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    1. Be it Corona or the rain, it’s really effective!

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  6. Well, that might be the last time they answer the emergency phone call! Nice take on the photo prompt.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  7. lol
    Guess who’s package would find itself on a porch down the street?

    Fun Six

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    1. That’s not a bad idea. Will consider it next time.

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  8. They must be very good friends for one to pull that stunt and the other for falling for it, lol
    Fun Six. We need some fun these days ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. It depends on the perspective. ๐Ÿ˜€ I don’t think the friend who rushed to her house saw it as fun.

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  9. You can always try my response, “if it is that big of an emergency, you should be calling 911, not me!”

    Excellent story.

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    1. Unfortunately there’s no 911 here ๐Ÿ™‚ Phone a friend is usually the better alternative.

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  10. I’m with Clark! I think I would have chucked the package into the woods!

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    1. No woods here. But it’s surely going down the street if it happens again.

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  11. Well, we will see how long this friendship lasts. Maybe their friendship is full of practical jokes.
    Clever SSS!

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    1. My guess is that it’ll last long… Just without anyone rushing to save the other from ‘monsters.’

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  12. Somebody needs to uber some treats for this deed!

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    1. Well, she did make a cup of hot corn and tea ๐Ÿ˜‹

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      1. You’re welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. Hah! Well and truly had.

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  14. Dear Bernadette,

    Cute story. Clever friend.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  15. Hah! At least she was honest, in the end… I would be tempted to throw the package at her, though!

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    1. It was a bit heavy. Not that convenient for throwing. Also, I have horrible aim.

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  16. I hear someone crying “wolf” … ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Yup, and someone did fall for it

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      1. But may not again … when it counts … ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  17. Whatโ€™s a bit of manipulation between friends? Bet the friend doesnโ€™t fall for it again.

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  18. Loved that the idea of a screaming Zoom concert was a no-no, but getting into suit of armour to investigate monster was okay ๐Ÿ™‚ Be funny if the parcel had turned out to be a boxed-instant-monster-just-open!! Yikes!

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    1. We all have our versions of being lazy. Though it would be fun to see her expression if a tiny monster did jump out of that box.

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  19. Big :):):) Thanks. Nice take.

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  20. Hoo boy. I wouldn’t blame him for tossing the box at her as he stomped out ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Unfortunately the box was too heavy for throwing about

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  21. Good job with the prompts. Imaginative.

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