Cultural Differences

Posted on April 23, 2012 1:40 am under Microfiction
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What’s For Dinner?
We’ve got enough firewood, get the tenderizer. This one looks tough. (69)

Black Tie Sinner
The invitation had requested formal attire. Joe’s outfit failed by any cultural standard. (91)

No Dancing Winner
“You put both hands in. You put both hands out.”

He was an enchanting visitor, but his people must not know the Hokey-Pokey. (124)

I hadn’t realized just how cross-cultural the Hokey-Pokey is. While searching for this video, I saw it performed by everyone from kids to seniors and Harry Potter to rappers. Evidently, it even crosses species!

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This week’s word was enchant.

6 Responses to “Cultural Differences”

  1. Anthony North Says:

    Great fun, and I’ve done the Hokey-Cokey now and again. Always gets a party going.

  2. Rinkly Rimes Says:

    All my life I longed to see a cat dancing the Hokey Pokey! Now I can die happy!

  3. Akelamalu Says:

    Great writing Grandma! We had the same idea on the first one. 😉

  4. Pat Says:

    Oh, Grandma, you outdid yourself with funniness this week. You cracked me up four times! My faves were “Black Tie Sinner” and the cat doing the Hokey Pokey and seeming to be okie dokie with it.

  5. Kay L. Davies Says:

    Love the cat video, and your microfictions are always spot-on. I enjoyed this, especially “failed by any cultural standard”!

  6. Pat Says:

    Tim doesn’t have time to read my blog and isn’t on Facebook, either, so he won’t know about all the stories that have him being dinner until I tell him. He’ll just laugh, I know. He’s too busy being an electrical engineer at Boeing and taking applied mathematics classes at night for his master’s degree in that subject. Jolene, his wife, reads my blog, so she’ll probably tell him before I have a chance to do so.