I glanced over at my much maligned cellmate – okay, my roomie, who deserves to be maligned.  His torporific habits kept him bound in the room planning how to scrimshank the negligible expectations I might have of him.  He was not dependable for the smallest operation of what might be seen as work.  If I asked him to pick up the mail or to see how many potatoes were in the larder, I could expect a martyr’s response as he began panting and fanning himself as if he were about to have a heart attack.  Was he worth it?  I reviewed the reason I had taken him on as a roommate.  Now I remember, his dad pays the rent.


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Tag: Mindlovemisery’s Mengerie and Wordle

Scrimshank ((v.) to avoid one’s obligations/duties; to shirk)
Torporific (n.)) causing lethargy)

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About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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10 Responses to IS A ROOMIE WORTH IT?

  1. Faye says:

    Clever use of the words.

  2. Dawn Marie says:

    Bravo! Hugs for a wonderful arrangement of words well spun!

    • oneta hayes says:

      I go for fun sometime. Of course, there is a bit of a lesson to learn – if one sells out, he must pay the price. (Guess I’m a bit of a teacher even when I don’t mean to be.) 😀

  3. calmkate says:

    lol the only reason to have a room mate …. hang on I share with two!
    Great write Oneta, hilarious 😉

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