Best Story of the Week…September 7, 2018

It was 3:30 a.m. as I ventured out to get coffee at Hot and Crusty, the only 24 hour place open. I had an early job but alas, was out of milk, hence…foraging like the caffiene junky that I am.

Naturally, Aunt Clara had misplaced her Discover Card she could have sworn was in her bag. As I rummaged through it, on my knees on my corner, there are two hefty looking men having an argument oblivious to my sudden appearance.

I heard unidentifiable accents…middle eastern maybe, since they had that bite to them, as if the words were chewed before spoken.

As I empty my duffle onto the pavement now really pissed, I hear one say, “Boot’, thad’ ez’ not quite right, you misjoodge’ me.”

The other guy says, “Yes boot’, where were you all neet’?”

“I wooz’ reading, and my phune’ was in the oothur’ oom’.”

Finally, my card turns up in my change purse. After shoving everything back inside my bag, about to pass these two men, they suddenly kiss passionately like two porpoises in love.

I assumed their argument was work related. Who knew they were more than business associates, certainly not by the looks of them, making me think…

Discover should be more than a card, wouldn’t ya say so, Aunt Clara?   

🙂   SB

About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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24 Responses to Best Story of the Week…September 7, 2018

  1. skinnyuz2b says:

    You had me at Hot and Crusty; sounds like a triple X club, ha ha! And I can’t wait to tell one of my kids and their spouse that they are kissing like porpoises.
    I had totally forgotten about Aunt Clara, but have to admit she always drove me crazy!
    After getting a Discover card during her late teens and with only a part-time mall job, my 15 1/2 yr younger sister once told me that the only thing she discovered was how to get in debt.
    Another entertaining piece, Susannah!


    • Hot and Crusty has the worst coffee on the planet but has never closed in over 30 years and that includes during hurricanes and September 11th. And for the record, those porpoises made me mighty jealous…:)


  2. Eilene Lyon says:

    Assumptions still aren’t what they’re cracked up to be.

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  3. So was hot and crusty the coffee joint or the men? Or maybe both!

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  4. I didn’t see that coming. What a hoot! Glad you discovered your card in time to get the worst coffee on the planet.

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  5. Plus, this new discovery might not have been possible had it occurred behind closed doors. In which case, Aunt Clara might have added another doorknob to her collection. But, the important thing, though, was that your much-needed caffeine fix (such as it was) indeed was satisfied. 😀

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  6. Hold on! Aunt Clara was one of my ALL TIME favorite characters growing up. Now, I’m cracking up over here realizing that I also have MANY Aunt Clara characteristics. No, I am crying!! September 12, 2018, the day Lisa discovered she is officially Aunt Clara….hahaha! If you only knew the amount of time I spend sweating and digging through my purse for my card.
    Glad to know that love is still roaming the streets at 3:00 a.m. ❤

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