Monday, February 3, 2014

Super Bowl Madness

It is day 3 of the Third Second Annual 30 Minus 2 Days of Writing challenge hosted by Nicky and Mike at We Work for Cheese and today's prompt is Temporary Insanity.

George had settled into his recliner, his dog at his feet, the remote in his hand, and beer and snacks at the ready.  Just as the game was getting underway, his wife, Deanna came in to adjust the blinds and ask if he wanted anything else.  "George" she said, "Guess what I just read on Facebook? Jeanne posted a link to an article about a woman who just flipped out and tried to strangle her husband while he was watching the Super Bowl last year, but fortunately he overpowered her and called the police.  Isn't that just crazy?"
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"Yeah, that's nuts", George agreed.  "Some people are real whack jobs.  I'm glad you're not like that.  You don't mind me watching the games do you?"

"Of course not, dear" she crooned, "after all a man needs to relax and feel that his home is his castle."

"By the way, what happened to the woman?" he inquired.  "That was attempted murder.  Was she she in jail?"

"Oh my no!  On her attorney's advice she pleaded temporary insanity and was acquitted.*  She then divorced him and took the dog."

George eyed her cautiously.  The game was going on but he wasn't watching.  He just sat there staring at his wife.  Finally he spoke.  "Honey, how would you like to have lunch at Emilio's and maybe go to a movie?" he asked as he switched off the TV.

*This rarely ever happens, and most are committed to a mental institution.

Now go visit WWFC for more creative insanity. 


  1. Ah, very rational, he is.

    Hee Hee. Good one.

  2. Very nice Linda, I like it! :)

  3. What a wimp. Although if he was a Bronco's fan it's just as well he didn't watch.

  4. ReformingGeek- Yes, he is. I guess he loves his dog.

    nathanaelvitkus- Thanks!

    nonamedufus- I didn't watch either but I did see the score. Pitiful.

  5. Kudos to George for being proactive... (or perhaps for having a very keen sense of self-preservation!)

  6. I think he just didn't want to lose his dog. Very entertaining.

  7. George didn't miss a thing. I sat through the entire 3 1/2 hour debacle. By the end, I wanted to strangle myself.

    Fun yarn, Linda.

  8. I think I need to send this story to Jepeto. You don't mind if I change the Super Bowl to hockey's Stanley Cup game, do you? I'll change it right back as soon as we're seated for dinner. :-)

  9. Always good to have some leverage when these sporting events take over!

  10. Ha ha ha that reminds me of when the Redskins were playing... my dad would give his credit card to Mom and say, "Why don't you and Katherine go to a movie and have a nice dinner." That was fine by US!

  11. MsDarkstar- I believe it was the latter. ;)

    laughingmom- Yep!

    Malisa- That is entirely possible.

    Margaret- Self preservation!

    Jayne- Didn't watch it (not into football), but I saw the score. You're right, he didn't miss anything.

    Nicky- Feel free. Hope it helps!

    Paula- Some folks get really wrapped up in it.

  12. Fantastic ending, Linda! Smart man, that George!

  13. Yeah, very smart of him.

    He didn't miss much of a game, so really Emilio's and a movie might of been in order, anyway.

  14. Amusing and sinister all in one go. This was an entertaining read, Linda. Well done.

  15. This is a good take on "temporary insanity" because I can see two ways from the story the wife told and from the husband's reaction to it. Both seems to be cases of temporary insanity:~)

    I agree with Cheryl. There wasn't much of a game to miss. However, I was happy with the outcome:~)


  16. Meleah- Thank you, and yes he is.

    Cheryl- Yeah, I saw the score...he did not miss much and had a nice lunch with his wife.

    KZ- Sinister? You should have seen the first version. ;)

    Sara- Thanks, glad you liked it.

  17. Pfffft. Idle threats. ;)

  18. P.J.- Are you willing to bet on it?


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