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Supposed To Be Bad Luck - @Studio30Plus Writing Prompt



Albert was forgetful. While it didn't annoy Angus he nevertheless was always coming up with something to get Albert out of trouble.

Like the time Albert forgot the map he was supposed to use as Angus's co-pilot on a cross-country car trip. Using a paper clip, toothpicks and a beany cap propeller, somehow Angus was able to construct a compass to guide them on their western journey and get them safely to the "other" coast.

Then there was the time Angus was supposed to go grocery shopping with a list prepared by Albert. But Albert forgot to give the list to Angus. However, when Angus returned from the grocery store he had everything on the list. "How in the world did you do that?" asked Albert. "Carbon paper" replied Angus. "You think I could trust you to remember to give me the list? I made a copy."

Angus always came through. And he never belittled his good friend Albert, no matter how forgetful he got.

One day, Albert and Angus decided to go on a little trip to Vail Colorado and get in a little skiing. They packed all the necessities: winter clothes, sweaters, toiletries, a book or two, their smart phones and iPads.

As they unpacked in their room in the lodge on the mountainside, Albert realized he'd forgotten the charger for their iPads and phones. "Damn" said Albert. "Looks like I've screwed up again." "Don't worry" said Angus, smiling. "I think I have a remedy." And with that he went to the kitchen fetched two forks, tied them together and stuck one end into the iPad charging slot.

"What the heck are you going to do?" said Albert. "I'm going to plug the other end into that electrical outlet" replied Angus. "Oh that's supposed to be bad luck" exclaimed Albert. "In fact it could be fatal."

"Relax" said Angus. "Angus MacGyver has been gerrymandering thousands of things over seven seasons. What's one more? Now watch this" he said as he leaned down to the electrical outlet.

And that my friends is when MacGyver got cancelled...literally.


Comments

Memo to self: Only use one fork when plugging into outlet.
jannaverse said…
McDonald's only has plastic forks, so the most I could do here is create an environmentally hazardous melting situation. Equally hazardous would be the possibility that they might not invite me back. I'd have to get my free WiFi somewhere else with 72% less love.

Also, the word "Angus" reminded me of the angus burgers they used to have a couple years ago.

Suddenly I just realized I seem to be developing a McBrain.
nonamedufus said…
I think perhaps Angus could have told Albert to fork off.
nonamedufus said…
Oh, God, I feel sorry for you. Weren't Angus Burgers 1/3 pounders? Eat enough of those and you might develop a McBelly.
Katy B. said…
No offense, but they sound like the pair from Dumb and Dumber. Poor schmucks.
Kir said…
OH. Ouch and then fade to black. Honestly, your creativity is the reason I can't wait to get over to read you weekly.
nonamedufus said…
You know what? They do. Purely unintended.
nonamedufus said…
Well, thanks, Kir. I really appreciate that. At least you don't read me weakly.
Katy B. said…
Oops, I meant so offense for insulting your characters with the comparison. They just seem as dumb as Lloyd and that other guy, so you did a good job making them likable doofuses (and no offense to you as a dufus). I didn't mean anything more. *blush*
ReformingGeek said…
What an electrifying experience! I miss MacGyver.
nonamedufus said…
No offence taken. I'm glad you enjoyed the story.
nonamedufus said…
Yes, it was an intriguing approach, and suspenseful...right down to the wire.
Tara R. said…
Sorry, but I had to laugh. MacGyver would have been proud.
nonamedufus said…
That was such a great show. I don't know what made me think of it.

http://youtu.be/PNl9M5TxGC8

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