Friday Flash 55: You Remind Me of My Wife

From the moment he took his seat in the training room, he sat at rapt attention.  At the break, he came up to the front of the room. 

“You remind me of my wife,” he said.  “She’s a teacher too.”

I smiled in acknowledgment.  And then he went on.

“It must be the implied whip.”

This, a totally true story from my days as a trainer, is my offering for Friday Flash 55, hosted by G-Man at Mr. KnowItAll.


  1. lol! This was a very funny and very clever 55! Thanks for the laughter! I needed it!

  2. How very clever. BWAHAHAH too funny as well. I loved it. :) Have a wonderful Friday :)

  3. Oh yes - 25 years a aschool teacher - there have been hilarious comments which I should have written down! But....from time to time they come back and I howl!

    My 55 is up!

  4. haha...love it patti...whip is not a bad thing though always, right...smiles.

  5. roflmao! That's all I can say.

    "Pop...goes the weasel" is my link to my 55...just scroll down below the Halloween part. I do hope you can find time to visit with me! Have a super Friday, and a blessed weekend.

  6. Strange how the women seem to have the implied whip over the men these days and not the other way round! A fun 55!

  7. *eyes bugging* ROLFMAO! Well done, Patti.

  8. Very funny. Damn, I wish I could write as well as do you.

  9. Implied Patti?
    I prefer the REAL!
    Loved your 55 My dear.
    (I love this side of you)
    You rock baby...Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

  10. Haha Patti...why was my mind getting naughty ideas, although that was very sweet x :)

  11. oh patti - that was really good…

  12. Excellent! I love the last line... it fairly crackled. :)

  13. You must be a good trainer....Great 55..bkm

  14. Talon: You're welcome! Today seemed like a day we could all use a little laughter. Thanks for coming.

    Whitesnake & Scots Lass: Thank you!

    Anthony & Thom: Thank you. And every word of it is true.

    Mrsnesbitt: There are so many things I wish I had written down at the time. Fortunately, sometimes one drifts up out of the mists of time.

    Susannah: Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    Brian: Yeah, sometimes a whip does come in handy, huh?

    Anni: I'm so glad. Thank you.

    Greyscale: Well, sometimes the universe has a way of righting itself, don't you think? ;-)

    Grandmother: Indeed they do. And I'm so glad. It provides a little spice in life.

    Janice: Thanks!

    AA: Another one on the floor. Excellent!

    Lou: Oh, you make me blush. Mwah!

    Galen: Somehow I knew you'd like the whole whip thing. ;-)

    Wild rose: Oh, geez, I hope that customer who said it wasn't coming from a naughty place...

    Claudia: Thanks!

    Ti: I think I liked that last line because it also smacked of truth. Every woman should have an implied whip she can pull out as needed, don't you think?

    bkm: I was a good trainer, if I do say so myself. Have whip, will travel.

    Monkey Man: Thanks. I'm glad you liked it!

  15. LOL!
    I love it. :)

    So true.
    Back in the olden days, during my college years, I spent awhile thinking I wanted to be a teacher.
    I even spent a few semesters tutoring and doing student teaching in nearby schools.
    I was terrible at it.
    I hated being the authority figure.

    And now I know what the problem was.
    I'd apparently left my implied whip at home. :)

    Thanks for doing Friday 55! :)

    Mine's been posted here since last night, but it's taken me this long to visit and leave comments. Sorry about that.

  16. P.S. My anti-spam word was "OUSSE".
    Jannapedia definition: It used to be mousse, until I took the first bite.

  17. A whip, huh? That's one way to keep one's attention. :) Yours are always fun!

  18. Teresa: Thank you. I'm glad you liked it.

    Janna: See, there you go. If you'd taken your whip, it would have changed everything. It's kind of like when you wear your sexy black lace underwear under the gray pin-stripe business suit. Yeah, it's like that. Powerful, baby!

    P.S. I love your Jannapedia!

    magiceye: Thank you. And thanks for dropping by.

    Jamie: Thank you!

    hope: Yeah, apparently the implied whip is just the ticket. Though I was known to throw a marker at people I saw dozing off. And I had a mean arm. ;-) Thanks for you nice comments.

  19. Oooo that one has a bit of a snap and a sting.
    Aren't you the clever one this weekend
    from whips to toads

    Love ya my dear supportive friend


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