Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Sunny Side Up!

Sunny Side Up!

Peggy had become quite exasperated since Egbert had been laid off permanently at the pig farm.  He continuously moaned on about how unfair life was.  Moan, moan, moan, moan, moan!  It wasn't as if he got the sack, she thought, the miserable bugger!

Initially she had been compassionate, clucking like a mother hen, taking him under her wing and trying to make wrong things right.  Now, overburdened as she was by his misery, she felt as if he had thrown a yoke round her neck, continuously dragging her down.  Living with him was akin to treading on egg shells.

Peggy had a reputation of being hard boiled and indeed she was.  Well, was, until she had taken in Egbert as a lodger.  Over time she had warmed to him, becoming softer in herself, her life no longer overshadowed by self-imposed isolation.  Why, she had even dipped into her nest egg to buy him a new suit for interviews!

Egged on by Peggy, Egbert had attended countless interviews only to be disappointed by the battery of rejection letters - the rejection exaggerating his low self worth.  Moreover, Peggy noted, he was becoming a mere shell of his former self.  "I shall phone Mr Williams (the pig farmer)!" she announced, "I hear business is picking up!"  Egbert just looked at her!

Two mornings later, both at the breakfast table, the familiar plop of letters falling on the door mat was heard.  Peggy scrambled to her feet and ran to the door, returning, beaming, and handed a letter to Egbert.

Egbert's face lit up as he read the contents of the letter!

"Well, I guess you'll be bringing home the bacon again Egbert?" Peggy smiled.

Egbert eyed the bread on his plate and raised it up.  "A toast to you Dear Peggy!" he grinned.  "As sure as eggs are eggs, I will!  As sure as eggs are eggs!"

Anna :o]

PS "Have you heard the joke about the three eggs?"
      "No."
      "Too bad!"

With thanks to Tess at Magpie Tales

24 comments:

Friko said...

But I have heard the one about Egbert no bacon.Looks like he didn't get the job after all.

How many egg references did you get into this post?

anthonynorth said...

Eggcellent tale ;-)

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Thanks Friko and Anthony.

Friko: I Googled Egbert no bacon! Hadn't heard it! Didn't count the egg references - I might later!

Anna :o]

versebender said...

EGGsquisite use of egg references...and if more is better...then you have created a masterpiece! A very fun write! Vb

Isabel Doyle said...

that was very clever - I liked your management of all the ovaries!

jabblog said...

You had great fun writing this - almost as much as I had reading it:-)
I knew of Egbert no bacon - how about Hamman Eggs?

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

That's a fun story--although I wouldn't want to be a Peggy...been there! ugh! LOL

Doris

Steve Isaak said...

LOL, wonderful piece.

Paul Andrew Russell said...

LOL. I loved all the eggy references in this. A very creative response to the prompt. :-)

Thanks for dropping by my blog and commenting. It's always a pleasure to meet another writer.

Paul

earlybird said...

Very clever! I particularly liked the name 'Egbert'!

Lolamouse said...

That was eggscellent!

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Thank you for your kind comments folks!

Yummy! Love bacon and eggs - not with toast!
Tucked in between slices of yummy white bread! Delicious!

Anna :o]

Trellissimo said...

That covered every aspect of egg association! Hehe!

Stafford Ray said...

Ova the top!

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Thanks Trellissimo and Stafford!

Love you both!

Anna :o]

Ann Grenier said...

Fantastic!! Congratulations, I laughed all the way through this; wonderful imagination.

Dave King said...

Amusing and ingenious. Very well done.

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Thank you Ann and Dave!

Anna :o]

Andy said...

I think you captured all the eggs in one basket!
Nicely done.

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Thanks so much Andy!

Anna :o]

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

Anna,
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Happy Easter to you and your family... and remember not to use too many !!!! when commenting on Frances' posts...hahaha

Doris

Kathe W. said...

OMG- this is eggcellent- no yoke!

Bee's Blog said...

Brilliant read! A wonderful use of words - just love it.This write had me smiling from beginning to end. It mad me think of an old English actress named Peggy Mount, long departed.

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Thank you so much Kathe and Bee!

Anna :o]