Sunday, 19 April 2015

Strike

                                                                                  Photo prompt- copyright-Roger Bultot

The house was on fire. Fire brigade had arrived but the firemen were not fighting the fire.

Actually they were supposed to be on a strike. They had received the emergency call and they had rushed to the house on fire, almost instinctively.

But when they realized their mistake, they chose to heed the call of their union.

Moments later their union leader arrived; he was hysterical, “What are you doing here? Why don’t you fight the fire?”

“Aren’t we on strike?”

“I call off the strike.”

“What? Why?”

“Stop arguing. Do something before my house gets totally burned down.”
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A post for Friday Fictioneers on a photo prompt

Word count 100

12 comments:

  1. Ha.. yes sometimes there are just cause to stop the strike.

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    1. cause becomes all the more just if one is the direct beneficiary, thanks Bjorn

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  2. I've met thousands of trade unionists but never one who could behave like that.

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  3. Dear IB,

    Bad time to strike. I hope the house didn't burn completely but it sounds like it might have been too late.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  4. An act of humanity..though we rarely experience such gesture...

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    1. Thanks Maniparna, my focus is on the leaders who always have personal agendas

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  5. The firemen got their answer in that last line. Time for a new union chief. Nice one.

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    1. you hit the nail on its head, thanks

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