Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and has become a moveable feast of word or picture or music prompts to encourage us to write stories, poems, or whatever strikes our fancy.
This month, the prompts are being provided by yours truly.
The whole point is to write and have fun, so please join in, you don't even have to use the prompts if you don't want. Let them be a springboard, not a straight jacket.
This week’s words are
and/or one or both of these phrases
there’s no I in team
in a pickle
"Are you the one who gave my ADDRESS to some SALESPERSON?" he asked, glaring.
"Now why would I do something like that?" was the response, with a smirk.
"That guy was more irritating than a MOSQUITO!"
"Call it an EXPERIMENT to see if he had what it takes to sell to the likes of you, find out if he would be a good WORKER."
"Well, you put me In A Pickle! Ours is a "no solicitation" neighborhood, and I almost had to call the sheriff's office to get him to leave."
"That's wasn't very sporting of you."
"All right, that's it. That is the FINAL straw. Look, I've listened to your stupid platitudes about how 'There Is No I In Team,' and I've overlooked your sarcasm and even rudeness. I'm not overlooking them any longer. I quit!"
"Sure you do. I'll see you at the meeting in 10 minutes."
"No, you won't, because I've been putting in applications to other companies in this area, and got interviews, and I've got a job offer I'm going to take. Right now, I'm going into my office and pack, and by the time your meeting is over, I will be gone."
"But you can't do that!"
"I already have, and if you are looking for someone to replace me, hire that sales guy you sent to my house. He's almost as irritating as you are, you two should get along just fine!"
Day of Purification of All Things -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Fairy Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Royal Humans Disbanded -- Fairy Calendar (and don't ask how we blew it)
Hug Your Cat Day -- another date given on many sites, and here's some advice about how to do it safely
International CFS/ME Awareness Day -- bringing awareness about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis
International Nurses Day -- birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale
Limerick Day -- birth anniversary of Edward Lear
National Nightshift Workers Day/Third Shift Workers Day -- US (remembering those intrepid souls who keep things running smoothly through the night)
National Nutty Fudge Day
National Receptionist Day -- US (because that first impression is important; National Receptionists Association)
National School Nurse Day -- US (the school nurse is there to help!)
Odometer Day -- actually first called a "roadometer", it measured wagon wheel revolutions, as 360 of them made a mile, and was invented and first used this day by William Clayton, Orson Pratt, and Appleton Milo Harmon, Mormon pioneers traveling to Utah in 1847
Olde May Day (Julian Calendar)
Pilgrimage to Fatima -- Fatima, Portugal (procession, mass, and etc. to commemorate the first appearance of the Virgin of the Rosary to the three shepherd children on this day in 1917)
Ramazan Bayrami Eve -- Turkey
Rotuma Day -- Rotuma, Fiji
Saint Andrew, the First Called Day -- Georgia
Snellman Day/Day of Finnish Identity -- Finland
St. Diomma of Kildimo's Day (Patron of Kildimo, County Limerick, Ireland)
St. Francis Patrizi's Day (Patron of reconciliations)
St. Pancras' Day (2nd Ice Saint; Patron of children, oaths, treaties; Albano, Italy; Iserlohn, Germany; Pontevico, Italy; Sestino, Italy; against cramps, false witness, headaches, and perjury)
Mick Jagger marries Bianca De Macias, 1971
Eddie Fisher marries Elizabeth Taylor, 1959
Coronation of George VI of England, 1937
Maria Theresa of Austria is crowned Queen of Bohemia, 1743
National University of San Marcos is founded in Lima, Peru (oldest in the Americas), 1551
Jagiellonian University is fouded in Krakow, Poland (oldest in Poland), 1364
Richard I (Lionheart) of England marries Berengaria of Navarre, 1191
Emily VanCamp, 1986
Cheryl Burke, 1984
Jason Biggs, 1978
MacKenzie Astin, 1973
Christian Campbell, 1972
Jamie Luner, 1971
Kim Fields, 1969
Tony Hawk, 1968
Stephen Baldwin, 1966
Emilio Estevez, 1962
Ving Rhames, 1961
Kim Greist, 1958
Bruce Boxleitner, 1951
Gabriel Byrne, 1950
Lindsay Crouse, 1948
Steve Winwood, 1948
Millie Perkins, 1938
George Carlin, 1937
Tom Snyder, 1936
Frank Stella, 1936
Burt Bacharach, 1929
Yogi Berra, 1925
Mary Kay Ash, 1918
Katharine Hepburn, 1907
Florence Nightingale, 1820
Edward Lear, 1812
"Lena Horne: The Lady And Her Music"(Musical revue), 1981
"Mary Had a Little Lamb"(Paul McCartney & Wings single release), 1972
"The Poisoned Kiss, or The Empress and the Necromancer"(Opera), 1936
The Symphony No. 1 in F minor(Shostakovich Op. 10), 1926
"L'elisir d'amore / The Elixir of Love"(Opera), 1832
Today in History:
Antipope Nicholas V, a claimant to the papacy, is consecrated in Rome, 1328
Rao Jodha, a Rajput chief of to the Rathore clan, founds Jodhpur, India, 1459
Philip Lenzi places the first ice cream advertisement, in the NY Gazette, 1777
Society of St Tammany is formed by Revolutionary War soldiers; it later becomes an infamous group of NYC political bosses, 1789
The Manitoba Act is given the Royal Assent, paving the way for Manitoba to become a province of Canada on July 15, 1870
US District Court Judge J. Dundy rules, in Standing Bear vs. George Crook, that Native Americans are persons within the meaning of the laws of the United States, 1879
Tunisia becomes a French protectorate, 1881
In the North-West Rebellion, the four-day Battle of Batoche, pitting rebel Métis against the Canadian government, comes to an end with a decisive rebel defeat, 1885
Ten weeks after his abduction, the infant son of Charles Lindbergh is found dead in Hopewell, New Jersey, 1932
Konrad Zuse presents the Z3, the world's first working programmable, fully automatic computer, in Berlin, 1941
A formal North American Aerospace Defense Command agreement is signed between the United States and Canada, 1958
West Germany and Israel establish diplomatic relations, 1965
The U.S. merchant ship Mayaguez seized by Cambodian forces in international waters, 1975
South Africa prisoner Nelson Mandela sees his wife for 1st time in 22 years, 1984
Amy Eilberg is ordained in New York as 1st woman Conservative rabbi, 1985
Fred Markham of the US becomes the first person to pedal a bike at 65mph unaided by wind, 1986
Ingrid Baeyens becomes the first Belgian woman to ascend Mount Everest, 1992
Russia and chechnya sign a peace agreement after 400 years of conflict, 1997
The Texas, US, legislature is brought to a standstill when 59 Democratic lawmakers go into hiding in a dispute with Republicans over redistricting, 2003
An 8.0 earthquake in southwest China kills more than 69,000 people, 2008
Queen Elizabeth II becomes the second-longest-reigning monarch in British history, 2011
Pope Francis canonizes the 813 martyrs of Otranto as Saints, 2013
Brazil declares an end to the Zika national emergency as cases decrease, 2017