The Ragtag Daily Prompt for today is PARTY.
Time for summer reruns? Anyway, I’ve pulled up and tweaked a short tale I posted three years ago as THE MULTI-TASKING DRIVER.
Where’s the Party?
The policeman eyed her critically. “Are you all right, lady?”
“Of course I’m okay, officer. Just…uh…a little distracted for a moment.”
“The way you were writhing around in your seat, I thought you were having a seizure. What exactly were you doing?”
The woman took a deep breath. “This is so embarrassing, but I’m on my way to work, you see, and I noticed this huge snag my hose. I can’t show up at the office like that, especially not today when we’re having the farewell party for our manager. So I was just trying to slide them off before I get there.”
“While driving?” The officer scowled at her. “May I see your driver’s license and registration, ma’am.”
She handed them over. He went to his cruiser, spent a few minutes on his radio and returned, saying, “I hear you had another driving infraction last month?”
“Quite a minor offense, really.”
“Yeah. Blowing up balloons while driving ten kilometers over the speed limit on a main street? Now that’s funny.”
“I’m so glad you’re so understanding, officer. They were for my grand-daughter’s birthday party and I was running late. Sometimes a person just has to multi-task. ”
He handed her a ticket. “This is for driving without due care and attention. Keep on multi-tasking behind the wheel like this and you’ll be attending another party: the one your family has for you at White Lily Funeral Home.”