Saturday, May 2, 2009

Now I know you have lost it. Check please.


Many times Mr. Slug has said to himself, "I am the luckiest slug in the world. I have a loving and slippery wife, a green froggy pet and a strong belly to slide upon through my day. If I went to a casino and put my money on a blackjack table, I wonder if my luck would hold?"
It is times like this that one should seek the help of a professional. The question is, how would you go about finding a genie? Mrs. Slug tried to find one listed in the phone book, but it says "See Fortune Teller." So what did Mr. Slug do, you ask? He did what any business slug would do in his position, he went out to play a round of golf and ask if anybody on the practice putting green knew a good luck Genie in our local Chamber of Commerce. A calling card for a reputable Genie was quickly procured and the Genie contacted immediately for an afternoon appointment. Mr. Slug ordered up three wishes and sped off toward home. He was pulled over by a nice officer of the law who let him go with a warning. He had two wishes left, so he made a u-turn and headed for the casino. The parking lot was full, so he wished for a parking spot, and found one quickly. With his one remaining wish, he slid over to the blackjack table and placed his bet. After an hour, Mr. Slug stepped away from the table with enough money to buy Mrs. Slug a new Ab Roller. Mrs. Slug used the device and became a lean mean sliding machine. She was nominated for Slug of the Year and attended an awards banquet where she received a trophy. This made Mrs. Slug squeal with delight. She stepped up to the microphone and said, "I could not have done this without the love and support of my dear husband, Mr. Slug....and of course, a little bit of luck mixed in." The moral to this story is that "Even if you were to buy yourself some good luck, nothing happens without hard work and creative thinking."

14 comments:

Cherrie said...

Very good! Love it! How is the weather in your slugville. Hot here in the desert already, no way for slugs to slide around without getting their bellies burned!
Take Care,
Cherrie

lagirl said...

I'm sure Mr. Slug was hoping he could get by without the n"hard work" part. At least that's what I keep hoping for! LOL

Lib said...

Well Said!:o)
have a great wk.
Blessins',Lib

Roxana said...

and what would your three wishes be, dear babbler, if you had a Genie? :-)

Margaret Pangert said...

It sounds like Mrs. Slug (who had the vision and worked toward it) was the winner here and not Mr. Lucky! Or is he lucky for having Mrs. Slug as a partner? Cute, inventive tale. Best, Margaret

babbler said...

Roxana,
Thank you for your thoughtful question. I think my first wish would be for an extra three wishes right off the bat. My second would be a multicolored elastic terrycloth headband so I look super fashionable while working out on my new Ab Roller. My third wish would be for a brand new titanium sliding plate for my belly. What would your wishes be?

Amante Imperfecta (...) said...

Thanks u Mr. Slug for visite my secret place, only prepare a list of what I need in a relative future to save me.
I´m happy for u because you have everything what a Mr. Slug needs to be afraid.
I hope that all follows well.
A biiiig hug!

tam said...

The moral of the story is sooo true! Mrs. Slug you are a wise gal! Ever thought of being a life coach? ~Smiles~Tam!

Roxana said...

ahahah, another three wishes first, this is so clever... and wise to stop there, i think the human kind would go on like this forever, too much greed...

right now i don't know, i think i belong to the poor category that starts trembling before the Genie and is unable to articulate and then misses the whole opportunity :-) a trip around the earth with my camera, perhaps...

Snowbrush said...

"Even if you were to buy yourself some good luck, nothing happens without hard work and creative thinking."

Well, darn, you sure know how to poop a guy's party.

P.S. I was glad to learn that boy slugs like slippery chicks, and that girl slugs care about their abs.

babbler said...

You will all be glad to know that I have received a bonus wish from Herr Genie. I was so pleased to receive a gift with purchase! It even came in a reusable environmentally friendly cloth shopping bag with ergonomically designed handles to minimize difficulty in transporting my bonus wish. With my "WWP" or wish with purchase, I plan to wish you all immediate fullfillment of your various wishes! May your tails wag vigorously!

Ginger said...

Yapple Dapple!

Another great post, Mrs. Slug.
Thanks for the immediate fulfillment of all my wishes and thanks for visiting the Cardboard Sea again! I do agree with you about the red accessories, I think they would look splendid! I'll have to try it out.
What a wonderful find, your record player, and the kind with speakers too, fantastic!
I myself am partial to old radios, though I mostly drool over them rather than buying.

All the best,
Ginger

MiMi said...

You always make me smile. Thank you.

Margaret Pangert said...

Hi Mrs. Slug,
Just checking in on you and thanking you for the sweet "chakra spa therapy" comment you left me. And are you stopping now and then to smell the roses?