Saturday, January 21, 2017

Come Hither Harry

"Come hither," she said, eyes gleaming.

"No, no, no!" I said. "I'm a guy! My name's Harry, not Heather!"

"I said, 'hither,' you idiot! That means 'come here'."

" want me?"

"Oh, don't be stupid! You've got to be a hundred years old. I'm locked in this room and can't get out!"

"Well, I'm soree! I should be younger, heh? Just for you, heh?"

"Will you shut up and do something?"

"What? Isn't there a door somewhere?"

"No."  A tear dropped from her eye to her cheek.  "The window is the only way in and the only way out and it's locked."

"So, who locked you in there?"

"That's not important! My God, are you ever going to help me?" she asked, sobbing.

I said, "OK," took off my shoe, broke a glass panel, reached in, found a latch and undid it.

"What the hell?" I said.  "You could have done that yourself anytime you wanted!"

"True," she said smiling. "But what fun would that be? And now you know the difference between Harry and hither.  So, if a beautiful girl ever says to you, 'Come hither, Harry,' you ought to run away.  But first get your hearing checked.

Then she walked through an open door on the far side of the room. I never saw her again.

It was a lesson of sorts. I think.


William Kendall said...

Creative playing around with the image, Lowell!

Jedidja said...

Yes, a lesson. And you could be a writer!

Taken For Granted said...

Funny stuff. Keep up the good work.

Kay said...

This makes me think of a "Mission Impossible" flick that I watched last night. At the beginning and end the good guy and a bad guy get locked in glass booths. Each tries shooting their way out and the bullets just bounced off the glass (and, of course, didn't injure the shooter). A spy version of your story.
BTW, my photo today was a reference to "The Wizard of Oz." "Don't make me get the flying monkeys!"

Linda said...

Hilarious, Lowell! And I like what you did with the image.

magiceye said...

A picture that launched a funny tale!

Petrea Burchard said...

Hee hee!

bill burke said...

A great imagination with a side of humor. You're a funny man Lowell ;)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

So did you Lowell? Did you get your hearing checked 😀😀

Gunn said...

Well written!
Made me smile :-)

Lois said...

I love this post Lowell! I hope the weather down your way is better than ours. We have already had two tornado warnings this morning!

Sharon Anck said...

I love it! You have a great imagination. I have a friend who once said "a woman who looks like that is going to cost you money, big money".

Small City Scenes said...

Life can be confusing, eh?
81 degrees---ouch. We were quite warm yesterday---shirtsleeve weather at mid 50s. PNW tough!

Catalyst said...

Methinks Harry should have run further, rather than hither.

Marleen said...


RedPat said...

Great fun, Lowell!

LOLfromPasa said...

You really do have it! Very nice work, Lowell.

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson