(In 250 Words or Less)

OCTOBER 5, 2006
Word Count:244

“So what’s the plan for today Ms. Ambrose?”

“Morning Darrel. I thought I’d start off the day blazing!”

“Is that why you have all the lights on?”

“That’s funny. No, I just like to be able to see what it is that I’m doing.”

“What is it exactly that you’re doing?”

“This darn sudoku puzzle is driving me crazy!”

“Do you need 150 watt bulbs in every lamp in the house on just to do a puzzle?”

“Of course. Doesn’t everybody?”

“I thought you’d be spending your time preparing for the meeting you’re having with the parliamentary committee today.”


“To discuss your plan to deal with the changing climate?”

“Oh. Is that today?”


“We better take my car. No wait. We’ll take the SUV. I want to stop and get a double-double on the way. I hate those rumble strips they have. They’d wreck my Jag. What are you driving today?”

“Me? Oh I brought the Lexus. I agree with you. The SUV is the smarter choice.”

“We should probably get going.”

“Let me turn up the thermostat before we go. I love coming home to a toasty house!”

“Me too.”

“So, what will you tell them?”

“The usual. It’s the Liberal’s fault.”

“If that doesn’t wash?”

“We’ll punish Alberta for making fuel which makes pollution and the auto industry for making cars that burn that fuel.”

“Sounds good to me.”

“I’m so glad you’re my Chief of Staff Darrel.”

“Me too.”

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