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I Am Behind My Time December 9, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Blogging, Books & Movies, Food & Drink.
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Wikipedia ~ Bob Cratchit (in Public Domain)

But he was early at the office next morning.  Oh he was early there.  If he could only be there first, and catch Bob Cratchit coming late!  That was the thing he had set his heart upon.

And he did it; yes he did! The clock struck nine.  No Bob.  A quarter past.  No Bob.  He was full eighteen minutes and a half behind his time.  Scrooge sat with his door wide open, that he might see him come into the Tank.

His hat was off, before he opened the door; his comforter too.

He was on his stool in a jiffy; driving away with his pen, as if he were trying to overtake nine o’clock.

“Hello!” growled Scrooge, in his accustomed voice as near as he could feign it.   “What do you mean by coming here at this time of day?”

“I’m very sorry, sir,” said Bob.  “I am behind my time.”

“You are?” repeated Scrooge.  “Yes.  I think you are.  Step this way, if you please.”

“It’s only once a year, sir,” pleaded Bob, appearing from the Tank.  “It shall not be repeated.  I was making rather merry yesterday, sir.”

* * * * *

Wikipedia ~ Ebenezer Scrooge (in Public Domain)

Like Bob, I am behind my time.

And I’ll never catch up unless you all slow down.

So pull up to the fire and share a bowl of smoking bishop with Bob Cratchit and Ebenezer Scrooge.

* I’m not going to beat around the bush.  I’ll get straight to the point.

No obfuscation.
No pontification.

When we write tight, we write right.  Ask Eric.

* Need some tips on Aging Facefully?  Ask Goldie . . . a Golden Oldie.

* Enjoy a Miscellany of Happy Things, including a marvelous Christmas Card Craft . . . from Kate’s Creative Space.

* No time to make your own cards? . . . visit Paula for custom designs!

* If any of you are wondering what to get me for Christmas . . . I want a Black Sapote tree.  Why?  Because its fruit tastes like Chocolate Pudding!

* Need a Blog Party to attend on December 21st . . . to celebrate the Winter Solstice or, if you’re less optimistic, the End of the World?  Visit Me! Me! Me, me, me! for details on Tom’s planned Soiree.

* Want to enter a Holiday Writing Contest?  Swing by Susanna’s and check out the FABULOUS prizes.

Tis the Season to Be Writing . . . Fa La La La La La La La La.

Aah . . . that’s better!