IN A SPIN

He tried to contain his temper as he repeated the same argument into the telephone.

‘I stood in the store with your sales representative and pointed out the exact model I wanted.’

‘And that’s the model you have,’ the manager explained.

‘Yes, but in white, not pink. Pink doesn’t match the rest of my kitchen. Everything is white apart from this pink washing machine.’

‘But I see from the order history there was an amendmnet to the pink model.’

‘I didn’t make any change!’

‘No, it was made by someone else. Agnes is it? I can’t read the signature.’

Archie turned.

‘Let a little colour into your life,’ she said.

Copyright Na’ama Yehuda

Written for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).

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67 responses to “IN A SPIN”

  1. It’s all Agnes’s fault 😂

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    1. She likes it that way! Thanks Sadje 🙂

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      1. You’re welcome

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  2. I like Pink…but…isn’t that why it’s called whiteware..?
    oh dear…I’m speechless! 😆

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    1. A splash of colour in the kitchen! 🙂

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  3. A bold move by Agnes. There may be repercussions

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    1. I don’t think he’ll argue too much with her. Thanks Neil

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  4. That could launch a real schism in anyone’s relationship. But perhaps Agnes knew this. Good one, Iain.

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    1. I definitely think she knew what she was doing. Thanks Sandra

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  5. Oh my, the traps of entrapment. I really liked this one!

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  6. Dear Iain,

    Too funny. I’m not sure I’d want a pink washing machine (or even a purple one 😉 )

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Come on, you would want to try a purple one at least! 🙂

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  7. Oops, a little communication gap going on….but really it’s the cutest pink! Nice little story!

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  8. Agnes wants a Barbie Dream Kitchen!!

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    1. Maybe a Ken too! 😉

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      1. A new one, at any rate?

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  9. A few months ago, our washing machine went “toes up” in the most spectacular way, dumping tons of water all over the floor. We decided to buy a new washer and dryer. The dryer is “haunted.” It turns its controls on randomly. We had the motherboard changed out, but it didn’t change anything. If the dryer in the prompt weren’t a toy, I might have written about the “Haunted Clothes Dryer.”

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    1. I reckon you could still tell that story, James. Hope it starts to behave!

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    2. I had almost the exact same thing happen, except my dryer turns off by itself. It goes for 10-15 minutes, then turns off. It takes all day to get a load dry.

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  10. LOL I’ve missed these two.

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    1. Thanks Janet, glad to find them still behaving badly! 🙂

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  11. I think the salesman behaved with exemplary tact. Great take on the prompt, Iain!

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    1. I’m not sure Archie will want to pick a fight with her!

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  12. I laugh at Agnes and I feel sorry for the clerk. Good story, Iain!

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  13. That Agnes!
    Haha…fun read.

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  14. no harm in letting a splash of color into the life, eh?
    it’s a fun read.

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  15. I haven’t read an Agnes-Archie adventure in ages. Of course, it’s my fault as I have been away from blogging for a good while. That being said, a dash of pink or blue would only add to the white.

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    1. They haven’t been around much recently, but thought I’d better check in on them. Nice to see you back Varad.

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    1. Wife, Agnes and Archie have been around on the blog for a while now, every so often they pop
      up!

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  16. Exactly why they do not belong in the kitchen.
    Sometimes we need help and don’t know it. 🙂
    Fun story, Iain.

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  17. Oh! This is fun. It kind of reflects our lives these days, with the bathroom remodel finished just this December. Although nothing we ordered came in the wrong color.

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    1. Thanks Alicia, yeah, more and more kitchens and bathrooms look pretty similar. A splash of colour helps! 🙂

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      1. We did blue, ombre hex tiles! They really pop!

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  18. A splash of color is always nice. Well done.

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  19. LOL! Yep, I can totally see it happening. A pair of friends who shall not be named had something similar happen with a NEON GREEN toaster on a very ‘minimalist’ (read: boring monochrome) kitchen counter. 😀 Hey, it is still better than having all his undergarments somehow ‘become’ pinked by an ‘errant’ sock. 😉

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    1. Haha, that may still happen in the future if he complains too much! 🙂

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      1. 😀 And for the better! 😉

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  20. Okay, Agnes, color is good. But maybe not pink in an all-white kitchen 🙂

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  21. It’s time to think pink Archie! What next I wonder.

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  22. It’s great to see Archie and Agnes again, Iain 🙂 Never a dull moment with those two.

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  23. Everyone needs a slash of colour in their life 🙂

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    1. Brightens things up! 🙂

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  24. I can’t get over the washing machine in the kitchen. I think the laundry room is one vast improvement we’ve made over here. Separate whites and colors. Separate undies and dinner.

    I’m with Agnes on the need for color, and with Archie on the need to match. It’s a delicate balance.

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    1. Perhaps they should have consulted together a bit first!

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  25. somebody always has to win and we all know who it’s going to be. 🙂

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  26. Haha. Don’t argue with Agnes. She might decide to change the colour of the kitchen to match the washing machine. 😁

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