From the Professor’s Journeys (Cont.) Part 2

The professor must admit: Mr. Ratherquite was sitting only a few rows in front of me with his other lady.

The red-haired lady started off towards the facilities and I felt rather happy with myself–at first. Then guilt began to exact its revenge.

There Mr. Ratherquite sat, completely oblivious to the wickedness I had just committed. At least, I feel it was rather wicked to tell someone someone was where someone wasn’t. (That’s sounds professorish, doesn’t it?)

So, I climbed to my feet–rather slowly, I must admit–and walked over to Mr. Ratherquite and his other lady.

The speech, program, or play hadn’t begun yet.

Mr. Ratherquite spotted me far too early–much earlier than I thought fair. It didn’t give me a sporting chance to utter the first word and take control of the conversation.

“P.VJ!” he exclaimed, a little too loudly.

I nodded, tried to smile, and moved closer.

“Mr. Ratherquite, I–”

“So, my boy,” he continued, “are you looking forward to today’s speech? I am. And…” Here he turned towards the other lady. “And so is this fabulous lady.”

The corpulent lady giggled. And then she actually said something.

“It is a pity the other lady isn’t here.”

“Oh yes,” Mr. Ratherquite agreed. “I wonder where she’s at.”

The professor took a deep breath. “That’s what I’m here to talk to you about. You see…”

And that’s when Daddy Salami appeared–not literally, of course. But he did seem to come from nowhere.

“Hehaha. What ya curs doin’?”

“Actually,” Mr. Ratherquite said, “we were wondering what happened to our dear red-haired lady.”

Salami thought for a moment, and then said, “I bet she fell off a cliff and died.” And then he laughed.

“Sir!!!” Mr. Ratherquite hollered. “You should not say such things!”

I tried to say something. “Perhaps–”

“I just met her out in the hall,” Salami said. “She was wondering where you was. Said P.VJ told her you were in the facility. I told her P.VJ was lyin’. I told her you was by Gordon’s Drop. So ya see, she could have fallen off a cliff by now. Hehaha.”

Needless to say, Mr. Ratherquite and the corpulent lady rushed out of the hall in search of the red-haired lady.

I returned to my seat and passed a boring show, play, or speech. (At the end, I still wasn’t absolutely sure what it was.)

But I still feel guilty about the proceedings. Was the professor very wicked?

 

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103 Responses to “From the Professor’s Journeys (Cont.) Part 2”


  1. 1 Hazy December 27, 2013 at 02:43

    I don’t think the professor was wicked (the red-haired lady kinda asked for it when she said not so nice things about the professor), but DS most certainly was wicked. He led her to a cliff! Such a meany.

    • 2 Professor VJ Duke December 30, 2013 at 15:08

      Which is what one would expect from, DS. I think he needs spanked.

  2. 3 Jackie December 14, 2013 at 09:50

    I think it’s much to do about nothing! I also think the red-haired lady is not the sharpest tack on the cork-board.

    • 4 Professor VJ Duke December 15, 2013 at 21:49

      :lol: Love that saying!

      • 5 Jackie December 15, 2013 at 22:37

        8-)

      • 6 Professor VJ Duke December 16, 2013 at 13:48

        :cool:

  3. 7 MissTiffany December 13, 2013 at 21:55

    Well, you weren’t wicked exactly…and you did try to make amends.

    But for the record, Nova (from Chaos) agrees with FictionFan above – develop a wicked chuckle for these situations, and next time, tell the red-haired lady he went to the basement or the roof of the building, just to make her walk a little further away.

    • 8 Professor VJ Duke December 14, 2013 at 00:33

      :lol: That is cruel!

      You know, Nova and FEF are always trying to make the professor naughty.

      • 9 MissTiffany December 14, 2013 at 19:20

        Indeed.
        Well of course we are….It’s Nova’s duty to help her members of Chaos keep up their naughtiness!

      • 10 Professor VJ Duke December 15, 2013 at 21:55

        :D Thanks, Nova!

      • 11 MissTiffany December 17, 2013 at 01:15

        ;)

      • 12 Professor VJ Duke December 17, 2013 at 13:38

        :cool:

  4. 13 L. Marie December 12, 2013 at 13:29

    Well, I’ll just say you were mischievous. Daddy Salami was very wicked.

    • 14 Professor VJ Duke December 12, 2013 at 14:48

      That’s true. And it does become DS.

  5. 15 Damyanti December 12, 2013 at 02:55

    Mr. Ratherquite….Love that.

    • 16 Professor VJ Duke December 12, 2013 at 14:47

      Great name, isn’t it?

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    • 18 Professor VJ Duke December 12, 2013 at 14:47

      Aw, thanks! I’ll take a look. Many, many thanks!

  7. 19 Sonya Solomonovich December 11, 2013 at 22:20

    I like your tags. Sometimes I too wish I could stop Christmas from happening.

    • 20 Professor VJ Duke December 12, 2013 at 14:37

      (Love your new gravatar!) And thanks. It’s coming way too fast.

  8. 21 The Dancing Rider December 11, 2013 at 21:41

    No. I think the professor was entirely justified in his earlier remark, given the vexing nature of some of these folks. Look on the bright side, at least Mr. R and one of his ladies exited quickly… ;-) (Then again, that was due to DS being extremely inflaming!) :)

    • 22 Professor VJ Duke December 11, 2013 at 21:51

      :lol: It was nice to see them leave…

      But you’ve got to love DS at times, don’t you?

      • 23 The Dancing Rider December 11, 2013 at 21:53

        Of course! Frequently he “appears” at precisely the time when someone like him is needed! ;-) Can always count on him to be a bit mean!

      • 24 Professor VJ Duke December 12, 2013 at 14:36

        Definitely. And stir things up–which, sometimes, is a good thing.

  9. 25 Anja December 11, 2013 at 18:42

    Not wicked. Maybe reacting a bit ill because you were annoyed but the guilt set in. Wicked people do not have guilt.

    • 26 Professor VJ Duke December 11, 2013 at 21:47

      The professor is sweet, then?

      • 27 Anja December 11, 2013 at 22:35

        You know I think that.

      • 28 Professor VJ Duke December 12, 2013 at 14:38

        No, I thought you thought him romantic. Sweet is a different matter.

      • 29 Anja December 12, 2013 at 18:35

        I know the professor is romantic but also have said sweet.

      • 30 Professor VJ Duke December 12, 2013 at 23:34

        Did you know I was a warrior?

      • 31 Anja December 13, 2013 at 02:48

        And?

      • 32 Professor VJ Duke December 13, 2013 at 15:44

        I’m Hector, actually.

      • 33 Anja December 13, 2013 at 18:14

        Actually?

      • 34 Professor VJ Duke December 14, 2013 at 00:27

        Yes, and I just ran riot.

      • 35 Anja December 14, 2013 at 02:19

        Now I think my mind is confused.

      • 36 Professor VJ Duke December 14, 2013 at 02:50

        I would offer to help, but I’m already confused.

      • 37 Anja December 14, 2013 at 02:51

        You are Hector who caused a riot? WHAT? lol

      • 38 Professor VJ Duke December 14, 2013 at 03:04

        Yes. The Greeks became very scared. You see, I fancy myself like Hector.

      • 39 Anja December 14, 2013 at 03:39

        Why? Do you like tzatziki? I love it!

      • 40 Professor VJ Duke December 15, 2013 at 21:46

        What is tzatziki?

      • 41 Anja December 15, 2013 at 21:47

        Greek cucumber yogurt thingy.

      • 42 Professor VJ Duke December 15, 2013 at 21:56

        Ooo, I know that! Love it.

      • 43 Anja December 15, 2013 at 21:57

        Mmmm just had some yesterday. :)

      • 44 Professor VJ Duke December 15, 2013 at 21:59

        Awesome! Too bad you didn’t send any.

      • 45 Anja December 15, 2013 at 22:05

        I would have had I known you wanted it.

      • 46 Professor VJ Duke December 16, 2013 at 13:44

        Oh, that’s nice of you. It is great stuff.

      • 47 Anja December 16, 2013 at 14:18

        I can be nice at times.

      • 48 Professor VJ Duke December 16, 2013 at 16:24

        You mean you’re usually nice. I haven’t seen you angry, I don’t think.

      • 49 Anja December 16, 2013 at 18:21

        I’m trying to think if I have written something while angry.

      • 50 Professor VJ Duke December 16, 2013 at 19:33

        I don’t think so.

      • 51 Anja December 16, 2013 at 21:54

        I will look tonight.

      • 52 Professor VJ Duke December 17, 2013 at 13:33

        :D

  10. 53 bardictale December 11, 2013 at 17:00

    Not wicked, no. The professor truly didn’t know where he was, but was pressed for an answer anyways.
    What Salami did was wicked, however.

    • 54 Professor VJ Duke December 11, 2013 at 18:12

      That’s true, too. (DS is always mean.) Do you think Mr. R deserved a magazine rap?

      • 55 bardictale December 11, 2013 at 18:33

        I’m not sure. He hadn’t done anything really wrong- he even rushed off to save her.
        DS on the other hand…

      • 56 Professor VJ Duke December 11, 2013 at 21:47

        Good point. Mr. R is always a gentleman.

        But would you be brave enough to give DS a rap?

      • 57 bardictale December 11, 2013 at 21:59

        Yes. If needed, I’d do it from afar.

      • 58 Professor VJ Duke December 12, 2013 at 14:37

        Haha! That would be safer.

  11. 59 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister December 11, 2013 at 16:24

    I think the professor should have instantly left that boring auditorium and went to check on the red headed lady. Especially when learning of her possible cliff diving end.

    So yes! You are offically wicked! Way to go professor!!!!

    • 60 Professor VJ Duke December 11, 2013 at 18:11

      Unfortunate end, huh? Falling off a cliff. If the red-haired lady was like Audith, I would have. But she’s rude! You said so yourself.

      :D Aren’t I proud?

      • 61 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister December 11, 2013 at 20:44

        Well isn’t that how it ends…? I’m only left to believe it’s so.

        Audith would have never chosen Mr. R in the first place nor would she have gone to the facilities. She’d have sat right down and told you there were 1501 and at capacity. Because as you know, I like an odd number and any show the professor chooses to attend would be busting at the seams.

        I have no doubt that you would, Duketh. And she is rude. A terrible example for red heads everywhere.

        Yes, it seems you are!!! (Although every woman deserves help even if she’s a toot! !)

      • 62 Professor VJ Duke December 11, 2013 at 21:50

        It’s almost the end, actually.

        Why? The professor has been in many solitary place you know. Odd numbers are overrated.

        She needed a spanking.

        Are you calling the professor a woman?

      • 63 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister December 11, 2013 at 22:53

        Oh good, so there’s more. I’ve missed hearing about your days.

        Because the professor is so much more interesting to talk to, that’s why. And Mr. R has plenty of girls. Come to think of it….so do you. :lol: Yes, so have I, Duke.
        No, they are just prefect the way they are…odd.

        :P I have a feeling if she’s hanging with him, she likes them. (I did not just go there, yet I did. Thanks to you.)

        NO! I suppose it looks like I may have been there, though. No, what I meant was even rude women, like that red head, may need someone to help them out. Send DS to help her. But he wouldn’t since he sent her out there…I can’t wait to see who will! Or won’t… I’m so confused!

      • 64 Professor VJ Duke December 12, 2013 at 14:41

        Hmm….the PLF is a great group, for sure.

        Not sticking out your tongue. I don’t permit such behavior.

        Confuse? About what?

      • 65 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister December 12, 2013 at 15:25

        Yes!

        You’ve lost me…

        Confused over how the story ends. That’s all, I rambled too long and lost my train of thought. Mr. R seems to be headed off to get the poor red headed woman.

      • 66 Professor VJ Duke December 12, 2013 at 15:34

        Ah, I bet they all fell off the cliff.

      • 67 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister December 12, 2013 at 15:37

        Ok then. I can live with that, as long as you live. :) (I will read your new post in a bit. My time is gone…)

      • 68 Professor VJ Duke December 12, 2013 at 23:31

        Time is always leaving you know.

      • 69 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister December 13, 2013 at 03:03

        Yes. We almost had an actual conversation today.

      • 70 Professor VJ Duke December 13, 2013 at 15:45

        We did not.

      • 71 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister December 13, 2013 at 16:48

        I agree, definately didn’t today either. Boo!

      • 72 Professor VJ Duke December 14, 2013 at 00:26

        Boo is a ghost.

      • 73 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister December 14, 2013 at 00:29

        And you are a nut.

      • 74 Professor VJ Duke December 14, 2013 at 00:35

        What type?

      • 75 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister December 14, 2013 at 00:38

        Cashew, of course. I remember.

      • 76 Professor VJ Duke December 14, 2013 at 00:52

        Exactly right, madam.

      • 77 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister December 14, 2013 at 04:06

        Who’s got your back…me!

      • 78 Professor VJ Duke December 15, 2013 at 21:47

        I didn’t know you had katanas!

  12. 79 ladycheetah7 December 11, 2013 at 16:17

    You are thinking this wicked thing way too much and for that reason I conclude this is not pure wickedness.

    • 80 Professor VJ Duke December 11, 2013 at 18:10

      So, do you think the professor sweet, then?

      • 81 ladycheetah7 December 11, 2013 at 18:23

        Believe it or not people think I am a sweet person. (Don’t you dare comment) So you must define sweet.

      • 82 Professor VJ Duke December 11, 2013 at 21:44

        I’m not sure what the definition of sweet is. I suppose that’s why you wear a halo.

      • 83 ladycheetah7 December 11, 2013 at 23:16

        Darn right and trust me I am. As for you, nice and polite? Yes. Diplomatic? I would agree. Dramatic? Totally!

      • 84 Professor VJ Duke December 12, 2013 at 14:42

        Dramatic? What’s that mean?

      • 85 ladycheetah7 December 12, 2013 at 14:44

        See. Your response confirmed it. Lol

      • 86 Professor VJ Duke December 12, 2013 at 14:49

        :lol: I knew you were going to say that! And it’s not fair, dadblameit!

      • 87 ladycheetah7 December 12, 2013 at 14:50

        Lol! Ah, the joy of being right.
        O:-)

      • 88 Professor VJ Duke December 12, 2013 at 15:32

        O==]:-{)+

  13. 89 FictionFan December 11, 2013 at 15:19

    If the Professor wishes to be thought truly wicked, he’ll need to develop his own wicked chuckle…and get rid of that pesky conscience. Good luck with the whole stopping Christmas thing, by the way…

    • 90 Professor VJ Duke December 11, 2013 at 18:10

      A wicked chuckle…now that’s a thought. But DS has the best ever.

      I know! What should I do about the conscience?

      I was going to ask you to help me stop it….

      • 91 FictionFan December 12, 2013 at 00:57

        True – but if Ruber can develop a new chuckle, I don’t see why the Professor shouldn’t…

        Start with small wickednesses (eating the last cashew, for instance) and learn to ignore the conscience twinges. Then it’ll be easier when you move on to the big stuff – like tripping up Mr R and the ladies while they’re dancing…

        Can’t be done, I’m afraid. BUS has ordered the food already, and if I tried to cancel it now, it might not just be the turkey that’s get stuffed. :shock:

      • 92 Professor VJ Duke December 12, 2013 at 14:43

        Because I can’t use my voice very well, actually.

        The professor wouldn’t have a problem tripping Mr. R, but it would probably turn out badly for me if I did.

        :lol: Tell BUS to be sweet! (Ordered the food?)

    • 93 deanthefish December 12, 2013 at 02:05

      You mean you have turkey for Christmas?!?

      I prefer dining on the seven fishes. We’ve already had a turkey over here and one turkey a year is more than sufficient….

      • 94 FictionFan December 12, 2013 at 03:20

        Yes, but remember we don’t have Thanksgiving, so we’ve got to slaughter those pesky turkeys sometime…

        Hmm…Cannibalism at Christmas – that sounds like a fun party game, Mr Fish!

    • 95 deanthefish December 12, 2013 at 03:41

      It’s not cannibalism.

      In a whisper: Let me let you in on a little secret…I’m not really a fish. It’s just a name! Just as Professor VJ Duke isn’t really…. a …. well, duke for instance. And just as FictionFan isn’t fictional or a ceiling fan! As proof, fish can’t type, or compose, and most certainly can’t engage in a philosophical discourse (such as whether eating one’s namesake is cannibalism or not). And I can clearly do all three! [Now you have me crying in awe of my genius] I think Kant must have something to say about that somewhere, ANYWAY…

      I hope that clears everything up.

      PS. I know you don’t have Thanksgiving and I am heartily sorry about it.

      • 96 FictionFan December 12, 2013 at 13:20

        I am also in awe of your genius – a typing fish! Who wouldn’t be awed by that! As Kant would say – Wow! ;)

        PS Thanks for the sympathy, but it’s OK – we have Burns Night…

      • 97 Professor VJ Duke December 12, 2013 at 14:48

        I could be a Duke, but I don’t know it. Maybe I was displaced at birth.

  14. 98 Susan P December 11, 2013 at 14:53

    Susan can’t quite decide if the Professor really is wicked or just wants to be thought to be wicked. Seriously, he will have to work harder at being wicked. This sort of thing wouldn’t even merit a lump of coal in his stocking.

    Seriously, I’m glad that DS showed up so that the Professor did not die of ennui. :D

    • 99 Professor VJ Duke December 11, 2013 at 18:09

      Rats! The professor is wickedly sweet, I think.

      Haha! DS always improves situations, doesn’t he?

      • 100 Susan P December 12, 2013 at 01:19

        DS does always improve morale.

        Wickedly sweet….Nice.

        I’m glad the professor was inspired to share the PL with us. I look forward to the posts.

      • 101 Professor VJ Duke December 12, 2013 at 14:44

        Usually, that is.

        It is, isn’t it? :D

        What posts?

  15. 102 Debbie December 11, 2013 at 14:37

    I’m not entirely sure “wicked” is the adjective I’d use for the Professor’s stunt. More like “trying to be helpful and avoid a scene.” After all, did Mr. R. truly need to have two ladies fighting over him at what appears to be a dull and forgettable play, show, or whatever? It seems to me, though, that Salami is the one stirring up stuff here!

    • 103 Professor VJ Duke December 11, 2013 at 18:09

      You’re right, Debbie! One lady is quite enough for Mr. R, for sure.

      Salami is always quite wicked, isn’t he?


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