The Secret Diary Of A First Time FOF; part ten

This is entirely fiction. Completely. Utterly. Except for any true bits

July 17th. Weekend for stag and hen does. Dreading whole affair. Why is the FOF invited? Surely this is a young man’s game.

Much excitement over lunch, with passports checked, Euros counted, medical insurance double checked to ensure it includes stomach pumping. Try and fake enthusiasm but spirit wilting.

Ubers arrive with Fiancé’s parents, the ultimate good news/bad news. Good news is she is going on Hen Do so I don’t have to listen to interminable tales of failed gastric bands and the best way to set marmalade; bad news he isn’t going on Hen Do so I will have to listen to his experiments with Viagra alternates and his music which last time included a four album box set of Roger Whitaker whistling Dame Nelly Melba’s lesser known arias.

Panic. No one has arranged for Spiro Agnew to be looked after. Much wailing and gnashing and imminent risk of head belabourings avoided by my immediate offer to drop out of stag party and dog sit.

First Born cries and kisses me; First Of Her Name thanks me and kisses me (and whispers she will open a new tub of coconut cream on her return). Fiancé looks disappointed as no one to occupy his father. Wave them off.

Order pizza and beer deliveries to repeat at four hourly intervals for next two days; list football matches over next two days and pin to Spiro Agnew’s tail. Move fridge into sitting room next to TV. Replace batteries in remote to avoid unnecessary movement. Decide against dragging water butt inside as temporary urinal -standards must be maintained. Pull all curtains. Set dog bed next to sofa.

Before settling down, check all doors locked, wallet handy by front door and hunt out all unopened coconut cream tubs and hide.

Decide there are some compensations to this wedding lark.

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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35 Responses to The Secret Diary Of A First Time FOF; part ten

  1. At last, a pleasant development for our hapless protagonist! Hurrah! 😉

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  2. Finally, Justice. LOL Geoff.

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  3. Ritu says:

    Well that sounds like fun – for a FOF!

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  4. Spiro Agnew to the rescue, who knew!

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  5. Elizabeth says:

    Where is the old team spirit that you are supposed to show at such times?

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  6. willowdot21 says:

    At last the FOB has some luck 💜

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  7. JT Twissel says:

    Pizza every four hours – fridge in the living room. I’d say you’re ready to go.

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  8. You may remember the game of touch rugby at Sam’s stag do


  9. Widdershins says:

    Ah, the sacrifices one must make. 😀

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  10. Pam Lazos says:

    Excellent luck. Sometimes it all just works out.

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  11. Norah says:

    Coconut icecream – perhaps it will all be worth it in the end. 🙂

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  12. Jennie says:

    Is there justice after all?

    Liked by 1 person

  13. I can’t believe the FOF got out of that one!! haha!

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