Six Sentence Story- Handle This


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There once was a trucker named Lewis who adopted the CB radio handle ‘The Truth’.

He had dropped out of college to pursue the lucrative trucking profession, partly to annoy his bourgeoisie parents, and partly, to avoid the mounting overwhelming debt he perceived on the horizon.

Lewis had embraced the short collegiate tutoring he’d been exposed to, though, and believed that everyone who never attended university, was stupid, so he felt assured to be the ‘best’ because of his superior intellect.

His blue collar instructors found him an infuriating challenge, during training, primarily because of his arrogant attitude and condescension, so his chosen handle was just an extension of Lewis’ know-it-all persona.

Well, Lewis made many costly mistakes and was considered a liability at his first two jobs where he was ‘let go’ swiftly due to his pigheadedness!

Presenting himself as an ‘expert driver’, on his third job application, made the skeptical employer research his references and the responses were identical, “The Truth? You can’t handle The Truth!”.

30 thoughts on “Six Sentence Story- Handle This

  1. Dora 09/26/2021 / 8:30 pm


  2. Doug Jacquier 09/29/2021 / 8:47 pm

    So cleverly done, Susan, and with a killer last line. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. GirlieOnTheEdge 09/29/2021 / 11:22 pm

    Did not see it on the horizon, not one bit, lol. Well done, Susan ๐Ÿ˜

  4. Frank Hubeny 09/30/2021 / 12:07 am

    Arrogance and condescension are traits of someone who is not likely able to handle the truth.

  5. The Atomic Mage 09/30/2021 / 12:24 am

    Good one. A timely tale what with all the self-inflicted issues going on in the UK at the mo regarding truck drivers. Nice use of the prompt for CB usage! We had handheld sets back in the day and it was brilliant fun for us school mates to communicate (days before cell phones eh?). My handle was Shogun Warrior, based on the comic books I was reading at the time ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. clark 09/30/2021 / 7:10 am

    (nice work with the set-up while saving the punchline to the very end)

    Like minds this week. I too had an ambition to do a funny Six but did not manage the directness of this, your own Six.
    (For whatever reason, I’ve never been able to tell a joke, at least, in the ‘real’ world and that seems to extend into the ‘virtuous’ world.

    Fun Six!

    • Susan St.Pierre 09/30/2021 / 9:04 am

      Always a pleasure to hear your kind approval, Clark. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  7. UP 09/30/2021 / 8:57 am

    Iโ€™m in the majority, clever ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Susan St.Pierre 09/30/2021 / 12:50 pm

      I’ve noticed how often the term ‘expert’ has been self-assigned lately. Thanks, Keith.

  8. Pat Brockett 09/30/2021 / 7:22 pm

    Maybe eventually Lewis will recognize the kind of skills employers really want and need for their employees to possess and understand that arrogance isn’t one of them. Nicely done SSS.

    • Susan St.Pierre 09/30/2021 / 7:28 pm

      Thank you. If he truly is smart, in time he probably will.

  9. ceayr 10/01/2021 / 7:42 am

    Hugely entertaining, Susan

  10. Liz H 10/01/2021 / 8:31 pm

    She shoots…she scores!!

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