Tuesday, April 12, 2011

J. Justice & Jam

This one is for adult dyslexics:

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A true story:
John juggled time between home and work, but spelling left him jangled and jaundiced. He was interviewed by a journalist; it seemed like a jolly good idea to shed light on his ‘disability’ to give others hope that they could make it, and weren’t jinxed.

His jumped-up university disagreed, and questioned his judgement. There was no justice, just jeering and jibes. It was no joke, he lost his job. Jettisoned! There’s no way to jazz it up. They acted like juveniles; said it was justified. He joined a less judgmental university and regained his joie de vivre.

Graffiti art. Berlin 2009.

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Last June I tried making Jam   :(

My brother Jeremy invited me to pick his juicy kumquats at his joint in Jerilderie.

By jingo! Obviously I didn’t know what I was doing, and made a jaundicy kind of mess. My joyful neighbour Jenny advised me not to take my marmalade* to be judged by the jolly ladies at the CWA**. They're too polite to jeer but they might set their jowls into a jagged line. They’d judder and banish me to a jail in Johor where I’d write a jingle about jellybeans and wait for my mates to bring some jelly.
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*Jam and Marmalade should not be confused :(
**Country Women's Association = wonderful recipes!

Mine's the one that needs a hack saw to remove from the jar, you need to carve it out in slabs and it's unspreadable...sigh. It's OK grilled on pork chops though. Any other suggestions on how to use it up will be gratefully received. Otherwise - compost time!


Here tomorrow: K. Knowledge

A drabble is a story told in 100 words. No more, no less.

Over at traverselife I'm spending the month looking at Workplace bullying.

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12 comments:

Matt Conlon said...

I'd eat it. I know that's not saying much, but I'd give it a go! :D

I keep forgetting we're not all in the same time zone... Your post is from the future! hehe, it's still 8:41 here. :D

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sue said...

haha, it must be the first time in my life someone's suggested I'm from the future, (even though it's just this post) I have enough trouble keeping up with the present ;) oooh, you're going to do a J beer, I wonder what it'll be.

Alison Miller said...

Wow - that's a lot of J words! Love the picture - creepy yet cool.

New follower from A-Z. Nice to meet you!

sue said...

Alison, glad you like the pic, it is creepy isn't it. It's huge, takes up a whole wall of the building, it's awesome!
Hey, we could have a cyber party with Matt's beer and my marmalade! (ergh, bad mix there)

Giggle, Laugh, Cry said...

Just stopping by this morning! Good morning!!
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Jan Morrison said...

I love the word 'judder'. perfect.
Jan Morrison

Áine Tierney said...

My brother was diagnosed with dyslexia in his early thirties; he had such a tough time in school and it really affected his confidence. At least it is being recognised now. It really can have such a massive impact on peoples lives.

doreen said...

I keep getting thrown off by the time zones too. It is just one of the many things I am loving about this challenge. I'm off to look at your other site. I am very interested in ousting bully's.

Bob Scotney said...

How to get 'Js'in juxtaposition.

Manzanita said...

You win the prize for the most J words. I laughed out loud at getting it out of the jar with a hack saw. Thanks for the link. I just found it. What a nice surprise. I'll try it out right not. Thanks
Manzanita
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Manzanita said...

Yeaaahhhh. it worked. You are sooo smart

sue said...

GLC, thanks :) much appreciated
Jan, so many fun words, I just can't possibly use them al
Aine, the impact can last forever, it's heartbreaking
Doreen, the time zones are a confusing but fun! re ousting bullies - Good on you! It takes courage, but the more who do it the better for society (and the individual being bullied too of course)
Bob, darn, missed that word ;)
Manzanita, glad you laughed! I'm delighted the clicky signature worked :D wheeeeeeeeeeeeee