And Then… #limerick

This week’s prompt from Esther is store

If I’d known what to expect before

I acquired my mother in law

I’d have kept all the packing

The ribbons and wrapping

And returned her, complete, to the store.

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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34 Responses to And Then… #limerick

  1. I do hope she loves it

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  2. Ah, I dress mine up in ribbons and bows all the time. I am certain she wanted to return ME to the store. 😉

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  3. Love this. I was lucky in that I had a keeper!

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  4. Lol – If this would be so easy i think there would be a online store for selling mother-in-laws in bulk. 😉 Best wishes, Michael

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    • TanGental says:

      now there’s a thought… imagine if you could buy them in a supermarket.. would bring another meaning to the checkout telling you there’s an unexpected item in the bagging area…


  5. willowdot21 says:

    Lol you’re probably not the only one !! 💜


  6. Erika says:

    Haha, that’s awesome😅

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  7. Don’t forget to mark the package fragile. Oh, wait it’s the MIL. Never mind.

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  8. noelleg44 says:

    If I could have, I would have!

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  9. JT Twissel says:

    Ha! I actually liked my mother-in-law. She didn’t much care for me though!

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  10. tootlepedal says:

    And my mother-in-law lived to be 105.

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  11. V.M.Sang says:

    Haha. I love this one.
    Having said that, my mother-in-law was great. She’s sadly deceased, now.

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  12. Elizabeth says:

    I loved my mother-in-law. I am trying to be the same for my “might as well be my son-in-law.”

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  13. I am sure your MIL loves you too, Geoff.

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