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An unexpected happy event

Always read carefully

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Comment from Bridge
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An interesting story. I must admit I'm still a little confused. Did you think your niece was going to have another baby ? Then what about the email from your sister? I did understand that your old emails appeared on the top but not really the rest.
With regards

 Comment Written 26-Jun-2022


reply by the author on 26-Jun-2022
    Well, the first e-mail announced that my niece was pregnant. The second that she had the baby already. Since she was older, I wrote that they did not want to announce her pregnancy until the last minute due to her age.
    Thank you for the review.l
    Mary
Comment from Whitewave
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Mary,
Thanks for a fun read and good laugh, even if based on a little exaggeration and greatly reversed expectation! Computers are strange creatures with unexpected happenings quite often.
I hope the "Store Closed' sign isn't up when you go to return the baby clothes. After all, they won't be much good for an 18 yr old, 6 ft college student.

 Comment Written 26-Jun-2022


reply by the author on 26-Jun-2022
    Thank you for the review. I am glad that you enjoyed the story.
    Take care and best wishes,
    Mary
Comment from tfawcus
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I read this yesterday but didn't have time to review it. It really made me laugh. I guess the main appeal is the realisation that it could equally well be applied to me! I'll bet it gave your niece a good laugh, too.

 Comment Written 26-Jun-2022


reply by the author on 26-Jun-2022
    Thank you Tony for your review. I am glad you got a laugh out of my story.
    Take care and best wishes,
    Mary
Comment from LisaMay
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You have a very amusing way of telling a story. There are many humorous moments here that have echoes in my own life, such as;
I have a 54DD bra size I never returned; maybe I can sling it across my shoulder to carry potatoes up from the cellar. (I laughed out loud at this)
Not being too computer savvy, it took me a few days to find out how to reverse to put the latest date on top. (this happened to me too, causing confusion to me and to others I replied to.)
I can also relate to the cans of corn. I bought lightbulbs that screw in when I should've got ones with a twist fitting.

 Comment Written 25-Jun-2022


reply by the author on 26-Jun-2022
    Thank you for your review and kind comments and could relate to my situation. I am glad that you got a chuckle out of my story.
    Take care and best regards,
    Mary
Comment from sandramitchell
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But how easy it is to do that! I keep having emails saying so an so's birthday is tomorrow. I have many live friends, but too many dead ones now, and most of my email reminders are from the dead friend. (the live ones tend to want to forget they are getting older) This is a fun read, and I very much enjoyed it. :)) Sandra xx

 Comment Written 25-Jun-2022


reply by the author on 25-Jun-2022
    Your reply to your e-mails made me smile. Thank you for your review and kind comments.
    I am glad you enjoyed the story.
    Best wishes,
    Mary
Comment from dmt1967
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This story made me laugh. It also made me think, I'm not the only one lol. I think a lot of people would relate to this piece. The saying, he will grow into it, doesn't apply here but, as he ages he might get small enough lol. Thank you for sharing and have a great weekend.

 Comment Written 25-Jun-2022


reply by the author on 25-Jun-2022
    Thank you for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed the story..
    Take care and have a great weekend.
    Best wishes,
Comment from Wendy G
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Lol. I really enjoyed this one, and you developed your story-line very well. It was a fun read, and a very well written one. Let's hope you can return the baby clothes without problem!
Wendy

 Comment Written 25-Jun-2022


reply by the author on 25-Jun-2022
    Thank you Wendy, I appreciate your review and kind comments. I am glad you enjoyed the story.
    Best wishes
Comment from Raul1
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This is very good fiction and I did enjoy reading it. It shows rather than telling, which is good. The sentences flow with clarity. Excellent work! Good luck in the contest!

 Comment Written 24-Jun-2022


reply by the author on 25-Jun-2022
    Thank you for your review and very kind words. It is appreciated.
Comment from Wayne Fowler
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Very nice story. Good work.
I landed her age was somewhere around 45 to 47 years old. - huh? This sentence is unclear.
(So the 54DD....?)
Best wishes.

 Comment Written 24-Jun-2022


reply by the author on 24-Jun-2022
    Thank you for the review Wayne. I changed landed to figured to avoid confusion. As to 54DD imagine a hippopotamus wearing a bra and you can see that it is a supersize bra.
    Best wishes.
Comment from Jesse James Doty
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I enjoyed your essay on reading carefully all labels and contracts. It was easy to read with the print sized for easy reading. In my opinion, you needn't have added the author's notes in the end. I didn't need to know that it was a fictionalized account or that you exaggerated the storyline. I already summed up the qualifier in the story itself.
I smiled when I read about your not being savvy on computers because I am also that way. The settings and apps. and all that jazz only confuses me. So I can relate to misreading labels as I have also brought home the wrong product.
Well written and entertaining to read.
Thanks for sharing and for letting me share.
Jesse



 Comment Written 24-Jun-2022


reply by the author on 25-Jun-2022
    Thank you Jesse, I appreciate your review and kind words.
    I cannot count the number of years, I have been using a computer, and I have hardly advanced at all on using it. So I understand completely.
reply by Jesse James Doty on 25-Jun-2022
    With all their updates advancing for us, it's no wonder we keep falling behind.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Jesse