Thursday, 6 June 2013

Yellow/ Custard ... 100 word challenge for grown ups

This week's prompt for the 100 word challenge for grown ups is "YELLOW".  I have struggled with this prompt over the last two days, but wandering around my local Tesco this afternoon I found the inspiration I was looking for, for not one but two posts! 


As a child, I learned to buy food by hunting out yellow "reduced" stickers.  This started a weekly competition between me and my siblings - Who can find the best bargain?  Who can find the most random item?  Who can find a meal that won't give us food poisoning?

Today, food shopping fills me with a huge sense of dread.  I always miss the "best" items, arriving either too early or too late, and end up with a dented mystery tin and a squashed packet of soggy vegetables.

Yet still, I refuse to buy anything for full price.



"What's yellow and dangerous?" the voice asks, again, for the fifth time in as many minutes.

"I don't know" I reply, wearily.

"I bet you can't guess!  It's so clever!" the voice replies.

"No, I bet I can't.  I bet you're going to tell me though."  Will this ever end??

"It's so clever!" the voice is getting more and more excited.  I don't think I can take this much longer.

"Go on, tell me." I plead.  Anything to make this stop.

"Shark infested custard!!"  The voice giggles away to itself, again.

I am never babysitting my darling brother ever again.

1 comment:

  1. Shark infested custard! I'm going to tell my young one that!