(In 250 Words or Less)

OCTOBER 18, 2006
Word Count:247

“Tommy, I was thinking, perhaps a few of us, Canadian Senators that is, should go to Afghanistan to show our support for the troops over there.”

“Great idea Michael. I’ll pack my tux. We can buy anything else we need while we’re there.”

“Gentlemen, that is out of the question. The area is too hot and I’m not referring to the temperature, which is also very hot.”

“Thank you General, we’ll pick up some sunscreen. Michael, you bring the bottled water, I’ll bring a portable air conditioner. What kind of wattage do they use? Never mind I’ll bring both.”

“I doubt that you’ll find any reliable electricity anywhere over there. You shouldn’t go. There is a major operation going on. It is too dangerous and would serve no purpose.”

“How close can we get General?”

“I’d be surprised if you could even get to Dubai.”

“Dubai? Where’s that?”

“It’s a city in the United Arab Emirates but-”

“How many stars are there hotels rated there? Do they have a five?”

“They have better than five Tommy. In Dubai I here tell of six and even seven star hotels.”

“We better bring my tailor. I have a feeling my tux might need a little letting out.”

“Gentlemen. What does this have to do with troops.”

“The troops? Oh yes, of course, the troops. That’s why were going. The troops. Right. Say, don’t shouldn’t we get going? I’ll make the arrangements. I’ve got my travel agent on speed dial.”

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