Yeah, It’s Got A Hemi

Copyright - Jennifer Pendergast
Copyright – Jennifer Pendergast

She took him completely by surprise. She knew things most girls had no knowledge of, much less talked about with such passion. He hung on her every word as she told how she’d watched the first ones come off the truck.

“Its power is intoxicating,” she beamed, “and despite its size, it seems to float effortlessly.”

This girl was too good to be true.

“What do you think of the new colors?”

“Colors? I haven’t seen any new colors, but who knew they’d cause no allergic reaction?”

“Allergic reaction?”

“Yeah, the Super Bee is gentle and completely resistant to pesticides.”


Talk about a communication breakdown! Thanks for reading. Check out more Friday Fictioneer 100 word stories about real bees here.  

39 thoughts on “Yeah, It’s Got A Hemi

  1. I had to follow your link, darling — I’m afraid the only thing I can contribute to a conversation about cars is whether they’re pretty or not and if they have an accessible cup holder for my coffee. That is pretty, though, and would look adorable in yellow with a black stripe.
    Oh, and since no one else made a Honie/Honey reference, consider this mine.

  2. I know as much about cars as – well – as I know about breathing underwater, so like Rochelle, I must thank you for the link! Also like Rochelle, I have to commend you on the crisp back-and-forth between these two.

    1. Thanks, Troy. I was hoping the reference wouldn’t be too far off, but decided a link might be a good idea just in case. There have been many times when I’ve uttered the words, “Oh, I thought you were talking about…” (insert totally different topic here).

    1. What makes it so great is that they are both so sincere in what they are saying AND what they think they are hearing. It has happened to me on more than one occasion. HA!

    1. Rochelle,
      It’s funny what we think we hear all because we are attracted to the speaker. The super bee muscle cars are making a come back. Let’s hope the honey bees do as well.

    1. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve found myself prattling on about something totally different from what someone thought I was talking about. So far though, the embarrassment has been nominal. 🙂

        1. Oh, yes, that’s probably what they were going for. It’s so interesting to me how much sex and machismo have gone into an industry that has left an entire city bankrupt. I’m studying performance management right now, and am fascinated by the fact that much of the early writing about this topic, Peter Drucker’s, now considered the benchmark, were based on analysis of General Motors.

  3. Honie, I’m sensing a theme to the ridiculous goings-on of someone whose name rhymes with peener. I’m with you. And I’m on the road soon. Seriously! How are you my friend?

      1. I was just kidding around with my comment. It fell flat. Anyhoo, that’s all anyone talks about where I am and the Hemi reminded me of Huma…sure, you should have picked up on THAT. Jeez, I’m tired and all this Weiner on the brain is making me a bit nuts. Will do — drop you a line and glad you’re fine. Just fine.

        1. I did actually “pick up” on your reference. I bet you are sick of hearing about it. I’ve followed the headline just enough to get the gist that it’s nothing new for this guy. Not stunning, but certainly stinging for everyone involve even though it is business as usual.

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