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Design Flaws – Friday Fictioneers

It’s Wednesday.  Oh. Em. Gee…. So, this happened!  I wasn’t gonna but then, with fifteen minutes left to work, I didn’t want to start something I couldn’t finish so I looked at the FF prompt and suddenly a story popped into my head.  How do you like them apples, Rochelle? Fleur Lind’s photo sent me nowhere I thought it would.   Should you have a grand idea inspired by this photo, then please click on the frog below and add the link to your 100-word story.

Frog On Toilet Reading Phone | Joe Wilcox Indian Den

Hey!  Good timing!  I didn’t order you anything yet, since I wasn’t sure what your mood was.

Smart.  It’s like you know me.

I do.  Are you in a bourbon mood?  Beer? Martini?  Couldn’t chance it, yanno?

Hah!  Smartass.  What is UP with this table?

Funky design, eh?

Crappy, if you ask me.


Yeah, it looks like a toilet bowl.  It’s gross.

Jesus. The things you see…

Babe. Seriously. Look at it!  They could at least have made the inside white.

Oh, great. Now all I can see is diarrhea.

Guzzle that. We are outta here.

Copy that.  Next!


169 thoughts on “Design Flaws – Friday Fictioneers

    • Dear Rochelle,

      I know, right? He does.. And I’m glad you are at least chuckling…

      Shalom and lotsa clean bowl fun,



  1. Q

    You’re right! Once you see it . . . you cannot UNSEE it! So I think they were doing the right thing in . . . wait for it . . . flushing this place. One drink? Maximum! Yikes . . .

    What is it with design flaws? You know they spent countless hours going over the thing and yet they somehow come up with this crap? I see it it in everything, from accent pieces to curtains to baseball teams. Come on people . . earn your keep!

    Here’s to finding the right place. 😉


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  2. Looks like a missile silo to me. Great table to have a “launch”. I love the photo. The story is kind of crappy, but seriously funny.

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      • Are we both twisted? Speaking of Twisted, I came across some footage on the nanny state PMRC hearings from the 80s where Dee Snider of Twisted Sister told Al Gore that Tipper Gore had a dirty mind for interpreting a song Snider wrote for his guitarist who had throat surgery as sexually explicit, with sadomasochism and bondage. Dee Snider ripped Al Gore and company new ones. He was articulate a cool-headed, while Gore and the other senators came across as bumbling fools. It’s all in how we see thngs.

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  3. methinks it’s referred to as pareidolia, which wikipedia defines as the tendency for perception to impose a meaningful interpretation on a nebulous stimulus, usually visual so that one sees an object, pattern, or meaning where there is none.

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  4. Oh yes, Dale, art is indeed in the eye of the beholder, but some of it is still shit.

    So you looked into the toilet bowl and saw this interesting story? Very clever. Loved the dialog. Now Fleur needs to explain. 🙂 Well done, you creative one.

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  5. O – Emmm – Geee…
    I’ve read all these comments… I guess it could look like a ‘long drop’ … that’s what we call a toilet without plumbing…Sorry I’ve just read this story…4 days since you wrote it. My stories have been about a well. Each day I’ve been working through reading the stories, I want to read all of them, so many variations! The comments are so funny…’ can’t unsee it’ . Well done! Is this the record number of comments? lol

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    • It kinda does look like a long drop 😉 And no rush! I am glad you took the time to not only read the story but the crazy number of comments! I have to say your photo elicited a huge variety of stories – isn’t that the best? I love that. I don’t know what compelled me to see that, to be honest. But once I did, I was basically done for! Thanks for the great photo, Fleur!


  6. Hahaha! A new sophisticated level of potty humour! ⚡️💥
    Yeah, not an appetizing table. What were they thinking?
    This will get me going back to restaurants! NOT!

    OMG!!! It’s Caribana today. The parade is on the Lakeshore & I hear the steel bands ringing.
    The neat part is when the parade is over, many walk the block over to Queen St. for food etc. & I get to see some of the amazing costumes.

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