Rengay Through the Seasons #22 Summary

by Masago: Rengay #22 (Jan 27 to Feb 02, 2008) Summary

Smiling Repairman

A mid-winter's eve —
the repairman smiles as he
opens the furnace.

The tooth can be saved... but
a root canal is needed.

Mom succumbs
to her kids' blandishments —
stray kitten.

Homeless vagrant —
a long sermon comes with
the bowl of soup.

The lecture's over at last —
but the prof calls a pop-quiz.

Fifty percent off —
the sales clerk informs us that
the coupon's expired.

The central theme of "Good News, Bad News" was inspired by an incident that happened a couple years back when our furnace started making a loud rattling noise. A repairman came out and informed us that the motor bearings were pretty much shot. The furnace was so old that the cost of repair meant that installing a new furnace made the most sense. It was good news for the furnace company and bad news for us.

A secondary theme is "Authority Figure": Repairman, Dentist, Mother, Preacher, Professor, Sales Clerk.

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J. Andrew Lockhart said...

sadness or not, I liked this

Borut said...

Very 'authoritative'!:)Makes sense... 'All the authority figures of our lives?':)

Bill said...

Very effective vriations on a theme.

polona said...

authority usually means trouble...
well done as always!

Masago said...

Andrew: Thanks!

Borut: Yes, there are many.

Bill: Thank you.

Polona: Many thanks.

Pat Paulk said...

I guess if you get hungry enough you'll listen to the sermon. All good!!

Masago said...

Pat: Yeah, I'm sure. Thanks. :-)