PROMPT WORD: DISTRACTION
The Hard Wired Company was once a local wire manufacturing factory founded by the ‘driven’ ,innovative, and bold, family by the same name that miraculously rose to an international billion dollar enterprise after only two generations.
When the last of the Hard lineage reached retirement age, a new go-getting CEO was hired named Wally D. Sparks, who had come to that position through his own ‘bootstraps’ attitude from laborer to the top.
Wally came in, with a lightening bolt of an idea that he was sure would ‘light up’ the place, which was, that a crew was only as good as its morale so it was decided a distraction from the mundane spooling details would boost productivity and keep the veteran, most knowledgeable, operators from ‘burning out’ and leaving.
He immediately brought in a stadium sized screen, for the expansive factory floor, and positioned it where all the spoolers could watch movies as they worked-the first weekly movie was “Captain Ron”, with “Three Amigos” planned for the next.
By week three, the wire produced was so faulty-causing fires and recalls- that Wally was dismissed and the company lost all of its customers, so the board of directors sent an abrupt last memo to the workforce.
Due to watts happened because of the direct current viewings of movies plugging Martin Short’s comedy, Sparks must fly and there are no more grounds for sales, therefore, we’re Hard Wired no more and UL be discharged immediately.
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PROMPT WORD: DISTRACTION
37 thoughts on “Six Sentence Story- Alternating Current Management”
What a clever little SSS. I loved the creative names of the people and the humorous verbiage, especially in that sixth sentence wrap-up.
Thanks, Pat. I expect several groan responses too. 🤣
It took two generations to rise and three weeks to fall. I like the use of “watts” and “UL” in the final memo.
Thanks, Frank! It a marvel what bad management can do to businesses (even countries). 😉
Hahahaa! Very clever!
😁 A little silliness is fun sometimes. Thanks.
I don’t know whether to 😂 or to 🙄. In either case, well done!
Thanks. Groans are accepted on this one. I groaned as I wrote it.
Nice humor. I always enjoy a good pun
😊 much appreciated!
Unusual pun-ishment this time around, Susan, but not cruel. Many giga-giggles.
😁 Thanks Doug.
“I’m shocked, shocked to find out there’s gambling going on in here.” (Capt. L Renault)
lol My coment would have been funnier if I hadn’t been so lycdesic on the keyboard and typed …“to find there is punning going on here”
After thoughts are the best part of punning. Thanks so much Clark.
🤣 A static reply.
A tonnage of punnage–really lights up my life.
Don’t ever stop!
Once one starts punning, it seems to take on a life of its own. lol Thank-you!
(One of my favorite things: runaway puns!)
A lot many puns in here. Great take, Susan 😃
Thanks for reading, Shweta. 🙂
My pleasure 😃
Very punny! 😊
🙂 Thanks Jen.
‘Crackling’ good use of language, Susan!
Thank you, Chris! It was certainly a piece fitting for a silly frog. lol
Very punny, good six, good use of the cue.
What a great set up for a gag!
Much appreciated! 😁
Sometimes I’m just silly.
I suck at puns, Susan so I’ll just say your Six brought a big ole smile to my face. Well done 😀
😁 Thanks very much!
Ohm my gosh, Susan, that was excellent. Cleverly done. Still smiling 🙂
You made my morning with your comment! Smiles here too! Thanks. 😊🐸
Punnily funny, a brilliant little tale that had me grinning from ear to there!
You are the master of humorous tales. Thanks!