Getting the Message [ffs2]

Mountain couple bird

“It’s so beautiful up here, isn’t it?” Janice leaned back in blissful repose. “Just us, fresh air, peace, and quiet. No TV, no dogs barking, no telephone ringing.”

Jerry leaned over and gave her a kiss. “To be clear, what you’re saying is that our normal life is a bit too noisy for you?”

“You got my subtle message?” Janice smiled. “Yes, our life is way too noisy and too hectic. It annoys me so much when your boss interrupts our weekends every five minutes with another ridiculous trouble ticket. I swear, he has no respect for your free time.”

“He can’t find me on this mountain, that’s for sure.” Jerry laughed. “No signal!”

Janice sighed with pleasure. “We should definitely do this more–” She paused. “Hey, what is that bird, Jerry? He’s flying straight toward us.”

Jerry stood up as the bird circled and landed in front of him. “Some kind of crow? A raven? Holy cow, Janice, he has a paper tied to his foot. Hey, little guy, what you got there?”

“What is it, Jerry?” Janice peered over her husband’s shoulder as he removed the tiny scroll from the bird and unrolled it.

“It’s a message from my boss. He wants me to return ASAP because one of our clients has just been hacked and their whole system is down.”

“Ugh! Can’t you just pretend you never received it?”

The raven cawed and held out a pen.

“No,” Jerry said. “I have to sign for delivery. Sorry, honey.”

~*~

Photo by Warren Wong (wflwong) on Unsplash.

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18 responses to “Getting the Message [ffs2]

  1. First the crows, then the drones… Some form of big brother will always be watching!

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  2. Hahaha, Paula the ending is priceless.

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  3. Crow Club !
    That’s the name of my company’s committee which organizes recreational activities for the employees

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  4. My boss tried that once. Turns out roasted raven tastes kinda like gamey chicken…

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  5. So much for getting away from it all. 😉

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  6. Crows signify a change, lol, evidently it’s true.

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  7. Don’t sign, Jerry!

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  8. Great story, Paula. I really loved it! 💕😘

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