Just Walk In

So, I walked right in.

Yes, the professor does that sort of thing.

See, if I’m ever about, I might just walk right in. Right in your house; right in your car; right in your window.

That’s how I am.

It’s a bit of a fault, and could end up getting me in trouble one day.

But since the professor is always in trouble, I don’t worry about it too muchly much.

Anyways, I walked right in.

The door was open, after all. And you know the thingy: If the door is open, it’s an invite.

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I probably wouldn’t walk through this door, would you?

Now, Princess Greta was in there. It was a huge palace of sorts, I should add.

And her mother was with her, or grandmother. She was old, in truth. With many creases and tarnishes.

As soon as my shoe made a clank on the floor, the grandmother called out:

“You?! Who are you?! Huh?!”

“I’m the one you rarely want to see, but that you usually do.”

I thought that was a good answer.

Greta just blushed. She does that sort of thing. Probably because the grandmother was a bit embarrassing.

Rats and a Heifer.

I walked over to them and stopped. Now was the time to say something nice. So I said:

“You two look very nice, and I only say that ’cause I’m trying to make you feel good, though why I want to do that, I’m not sure.”

The grandmother raised a finger. “I know you! Don’t I?!”

“I’m unsure, the sudden,” I answered. “But I know you… You’re Greta’s grandmother.”

I felt good; I felt righteous. After all, that shut her up, and it proved I knew her and that I belonged in the house.

She looked straight at me. “I’m her mother.”

Moral: Don’t jump to conclusions that make sense.

 

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132 Responses to “Just Walk In”


  1. 1 erinkenobi2893 October 2, 2015 at 02:26

    Actually, I would walk out that door and prove by careful thought and analysis that it was an optical illusion. I am a scientist, you see.

    • 2 Professor VJ Duke October 2, 2015 at 13:31

      Well, be careful. You might find a Sith Lord out there.

      • 3 erinkenobi2893 October 2, 2015 at 13:58

        Hum-huff and a tiger! I’d wallop him with Jack’s vortex manipulator. Which I stole, and Camicazi helped. The Doctor SAID he didn’t approve, but I think he lied. :-P

      • 4 Professor VJ Duke October 2, 2015 at 20:23

        *laughs* love the saying!

      • 5 erinkenobi2893 October 2, 2015 at 20:32

        Why thank you! :-{P

  2. 6 Ms. Vee September 17, 2015 at 20:11

    Oil your joints!!! Oh my are you Tin Man? Now I’m really baffled!!!!

    • 7 Professor VJ Duke September 20, 2015 at 00:41

      *laughing* I’m so old, you know. Take a guess, why don’t you.

      • 8 Ms. Vee September 20, 2015 at 00:45

        I have no idea Professor. Tell me, I can keep a secret.

      • 9 Professor VJ Duke September 20, 2015 at 00:47

        Harry Potter is old to me.

      • 10 Ms. Vee September 20, 2015 at 00:48

        He must be old!!

      • 11 Professor VJ Duke September 23, 2015 at 19:10

        Probably 100?

      • 12 Ms. Vee September 23, 2015 at 19:19

        At least that.

      • 13 Professor VJ Duke September 24, 2015 at 12:26

        Maybe 290.

      • 14 Ms. Vee September 24, 2015 at 12:29

        That’s old.

      • 15 Professor VJ Duke September 25, 2015 at 13:02

        Very old.

      • 16 Ms. Vee September 25, 2015 at 13:07

        Is he a wizard?

      • 17 Professor VJ Duke September 25, 2015 at 13:19

        Of sorts, I think. But I’m not sure.

      • 18 Ms. Vee September 25, 2015 at 13:23

        Me either. He’s too old!!!

      • 19 Professor VJ Duke September 26, 2015 at 00:04

        Like me.

      • 20 Ms. Vee September 26, 2015 at 00:59

        No. You’re youthful!

      • 21 Professor VJ Duke September 27, 2015 at 18:51

        Don’t know why you think that!

      • 22 Ms. Vee September 27, 2015 at 18:55

        Because you’re always up to something in your world, and you use the katana quite well!!!

      • 23 Professor VJ Duke September 27, 2015 at 19:12

        Oh! That’s so true. I’m something like a ninja, see.

      • 24 Ms. Vee September 27, 2015 at 19:15

        Yes I’m beginning to clearly see this. Do you wear head gear during battle? Can you jump high?

      • 25 Professor VJ Duke September 28, 2015 at 20:12

        I can jump about five feet. I wear a construction helmet. Only because I like to throw it.

      • 26 Ms. Vee September 28, 2015 at 20:19

        I can visualize that! LOL!

      • 27 Professor VJ Duke September 28, 2015 at 20:25

        I’m a crack shot with it, too, don’t you know

      • 28 Ms. Vee September 28, 2015 at 20:33

        I’m sure you are. You’re full of surprises. I am intrigued with your skills. :)

      • 29 Professor VJ Duke September 29, 2015 at 12:29

        My ninja skills to 80 years to master

      • 30 Ms. Vee September 29, 2015 at 12:35

        You’re an expert. Can you slice a lemon in 2 seconds with your katana?

      • 31 Professor VJ Duke September 29, 2015 at 12:41

        Yes, and a head!

      • 32 Ms. Vee September 29, 2015 at 12:45

        Yikes…a head!?! I don’t want to witness that.

      • 33 Professor VJ Duke September 29, 2015 at 21:34

        Me either. It’s ghastly, you know.

      • 34 Ms. Vee September 29, 2015 at 21:36

        Yes I’m sure it is? 😱

      • 35 Professor VJ Duke September 29, 2015 at 21:49

        I’m not convinced, though.

      • 36 Ms. Vee September 29, 2015 at 21:53

        I am. How gruesome decapitated body parts must be. I shiver at the thought.

      • 37 Professor VJ Duke September 30, 2015 at 12:41

        You could play with them; that might be fun.

      • 38 Ms. Vee September 30, 2015 at 12:41

        Ugh! No thank you!

      • 39 Professor VJ Duke September 30, 2015 at 12:54

        You sure?

      • 40 Ms. Vee September 30, 2015 at 12:55

        Yɛs…քօsɨtɨʋɛʟʏ sօ!

      • 41 Professor VJ Duke September 30, 2015 at 12:56

        Cool words!

      • 42 Ms. Vee September 30, 2015 at 12:59

        Tɦaռҡs 😊

      • 43 Professor VJ Duke September 30, 2015 at 17:49

        *bows*

      • 44 Ms. Vee September 30, 2015 at 17:56

        Yօʊ’ʀɛ sօ ҡɨռɖ!

      • 45 Professor VJ Duke September 30, 2015 at 18:02

        Nah, very mean!

  3. 46 The Lite Rider September 13, 2015 at 15:34

    Well, weren’t you just trying to be friendly, Professor?! ;-) Eeek!

    • 47 Professor VJ Duke September 14, 2015 at 23:42

      I was! I should just be mean, huh?

      • 48 The Lite Rider September 16, 2015 at 22:26

        No, no! :)

      • 49 Professor VJ Duke September 17, 2015 at 13:07

        Rats. I was hoping you’d say yes.

  4. 50 Susan P September 12, 2015 at 14:56

    Oops. What were you thinking? *shakes head sadly* I’d like to see you get out of that one.

    • 51 Professor VJ Duke September 14, 2015 at 23:39

      I probably could just run away. Like the Princess might do.

      • 52 Susan P September 15, 2015 at 13:52

        You are too old and creaky to get away with that.

      • 53 Professor VJ Duke September 16, 2015 at 13:03

        That’s so not fair. I oil my joints!

  5. 54 fauquetmichel September 12, 2015 at 09:31

    Yes , be right in your mind too ! :) :)
    In friendship
    Michel

    • 55 Professor VJ Duke September 14, 2015 at 23:36

      But I’m always wrong in the mind, and I don’t understand why.

  6. 56 Simply Skeptical September 11, 2015 at 23:39

    I agree completely that the open door appears to have shaky ground at best. Well now you know that not all tarnished women are grandmothers. I’m afraid you’ve failed professor with your good yet unsure intentions.

    • 57 Professor VJ Duke September 14, 2015 at 23:35

      I’m always failing. What a wonder. But I usually don’t fail tests. Isn’t that something?

  7. 58 walt walker September 11, 2015 at 21:40

    Open doors are indeed an invitation to enter, just as uncurtained windows at night are an invitation to peer inside. Everyone knows this, I think. And these old ladies are too sensitive sometimes. Grandmother is a compliment, you know. Age and wisdom should be a more prized commodity, but alas, some take offense.

    • 59 Professor VJ Duke September 14, 2015 at 23:34

      OOo, what a good point about age and wisdom. But, Walt, what if she didn’t have any wisdom? I shall come by your house, the sudden, and look in through the windows. I just know the drapes aren’t drawn.

  8. 60 John W. Howell September 11, 2015 at 18:10

    OOPS. No good way out of that one. Time to turn around and run out the door.

    • 61 Professor VJ Duke September 11, 2015 at 20:12

      Yes, I must. What a blunder. I’m sure you would’ve thought of something clever to say!

      • 62 John W. Howell September 11, 2015 at 20:38

        Well maybe toss off, “Mother? My God woman you have lived a very hard life.” Then run.

      • 63 Professor VJ Duke September 14, 2015 at 23:30

        *laughing lots* That is so epic. I would run fast, then, quite right.

      • 64 John W. Howell September 15, 2015 at 00:51

        But satisfaction would have been at an all time high level.

      • 65 Professor VJ Duke September 16, 2015 at 12:52

        It would! Imagine saying those things. It’s everyone’s dream.

      • 66 John W. Howell September 16, 2015 at 12:57

        It’s like telling someone they are stupid. Want to but have to be restrained.

      • 67 Professor VJ Duke September 16, 2015 at 13:14

        I know. But why? We should just say these things.

      • 68 John W. Howell September 16, 2015 at 19:12

        Um. Too many people would get uncomfortable and report you to the politically correct police who would then taser you (if you are lucky) and accuse you of a hate crime. (don’t run)

      • 69 Professor VJ Duke September 17, 2015 at 13:01

        *laughing* It’s all so not fair. And you should do something about it, I”m thinking.

      • 70 John W. Howell September 17, 2015 at 17:07

        That’s why I live on an island.

      • 71 Professor VJ Duke September 20, 2015 at 00:33

        Is it safer on an island?

      • 72 John W. Howell September 20, 2015 at 03:28

        You bet. Two ways on and off and one is by boat. Can always get rid of the boat option.

      • 73 Professor VJ Duke September 23, 2015 at 19:13

        I would get a little speed boat, and chase sharks–if I was on an island.

      • 74 John W. Howell September 23, 2015 at 20:48

        You need a big boat to chase sharks. They are 50 miles from shore.

      • 75 Professor VJ Duke September 24, 2015 at 12:29

        You mean I can’t use a little speed boat? Now I’m cranky.

      • 76 John W. Howell September 24, 2015 at 12:54

        If you want to run out of gas and float aimlessly in the scorching sun you can use a small speedboat.

      • 77 Professor VJ Duke September 25, 2015 at 13:03

        *laughs* When you put it like that…I think I’ll pass.

      • 78 John W. Howell September 25, 2015 at 17:07

        Smart Professor.

      • 79 Professor VJ Duke September 26, 2015 at 00:12

        I’ll follow you, I’m thinking.

      • 80 John W. Howell September 26, 2015 at 01:03

        Good idea.Need a big boat. Maybe $700,000. (will be nice too)

      • 81 Professor VJ Duke September 27, 2015 at 18:52

        That’s huge! Let’s just get a battleship, please.

      • 82 John W. Howell September 27, 2015 at 22:12

        $700,000 would get us the rudder.(maybe)

      • 83 Professor VJ Duke September 28, 2015 at 20:17

        *laughing lots* Okay, I’ve decided we must rob either a bank or the white house.

      • 84 John W. Howell September 28, 2015 at 21:35

        Bank will have more money and less guards. I say bank.

      • 85 Professor VJ Duke September 29, 2015 at 12:33

        Let’s do it. We can become the greatest bank raiders ever.

      • 86 John W. Howell September 29, 2015 at 12:50

        Get a professional headshot for the wanted poster. (need to maintain appearances​)

      • 87 Professor VJ Duke September 29, 2015 at 21:35

        *laughing* I should make a video,too.

      • 88 John W. Howell September 29, 2015 at 22:24

        Yes. Could be playing some Jailhouse song on your guitar​

      • 89 Professor VJ Duke September 30, 2015 at 12:44

        Jailhouse Rock, for instance.

      • 90 John W. Howell September 30, 2015 at 13:03

        Good one or the theme from Unchained. (Unchained Melody)

      • 91 Professor VJ Duke September 30, 2015 at 17:51

        Oh yeah! That one is real good. Our soundtrack is covered.

      • 92 John W. Howell September 30, 2015 at 19:46

        Good.

      • 93 Professor VJ Duke October 1, 2015 at 12:38

        Goodly good.

      • 94 John W. Howell October 1, 2015 at 13:04

        Goodie good good.

      • 95 Professor VJ Duke October 2, 2015 at 13:16

        Haha, very goodly one.

      • 96 John W. Howell October 2, 2015 at 17:22

        Or very one goodly.

      • 97 Professor VJ Duke October 2, 2015 at 20:34

        *laughing lots* Right on, I say.

      • 98 John W. Howell October 3, 2015 at 00:43

        Yes. I think this string is finished.

      • 99 Professor VJ Duke October 3, 2015 at 18:27

        We best cauterize it.

      • 100 John W. Howell October 3, 2015 at 20:23

        zzzzzzzzapp.

  9. 101 Heartafire September 11, 2015 at 16:29

    My, you certainly are a bundle of … impulse. I am keen on the open door policy, coming in through the window, not good, especially with all the swords that you’ve been passing around. Don’t step out that window in the sky unless you have a towel safety pinned around your neck. What finger did she raise?

    have a wonderful week end professor.

    • 102 Professor VJ Duke September 11, 2015 at 20:12

      *laughs* You know which one! Now wait a few. You just said with a towel around my neck. That would hang me, don’t you know! Dadblameit. I’m full of impulse, see.

      You too, Hollie!!

      • 103 Heartafire September 11, 2015 at 20:50

        I’m full of something…yes impulse, I’ll go with that. I used to safety pin large towels around my neck and was sure I would be able to fly, sadly as I sailed from the roof top I discovered I couldn’t (this was only last week too).

      • 104 Professor VJ Duke September 14, 2015 at 23:32

        *laughing* Such dangerous things you get up to! Trying to fly, scuba diving…what other dangerous things do you do?

      • 105 Heartafire September 14, 2015 at 23:33

        You know I am stunt woman, right…I did tell you that, no?

      • 106 Professor VJ Duke September 14, 2015 at 23:44

        *laughing lots* I’m starting to believe it, don’t you know! Would you do my stunts, please?

      • 107 Heartafire September 15, 2015 at 00:05

        We might work a deal, I don’t do stunts for free. Got any cherry suckers?

      • 108 Professor VJ Duke September 16, 2015 at 12:50

        Yes…but you can’t have those. How about a rock? I’ve got some nice shiny ones.

      • 109 Heartafire September 16, 2015 at 18:13

        rocks?…I prefer emerald cut.

      • 110 Professor VJ Duke September 17, 2015 at 12:59

        Oooo…can I have one?

      • 111 Heartafire September 17, 2015 at 19:53

        You missed my drift…I want the rock and I won’t share! :-)

      • 112 Professor VJ Duke September 20, 2015 at 00:40

        Rats! I’ll steal the whole lot then!

      • 113 Heartafire September 20, 2015 at 00:48

        where is my katana!?

      • 114 Professor VJ Duke September 23, 2015 at 19:09

        I’ve put it in my stash. For safe keeping, though.

      • 115 Heartafire September 24, 2015 at 02:46

        I’m not sure I should have given you the katana back, how was I to know you have a “stash”.

      • 116 Professor VJ Duke September 24, 2015 at 12:32

        Oh, I’m a collector. You wouldn’t want to see my weapons room.

      • 117 Heartafire September 24, 2015 at 13:12

        how do you know?

      • 118 Professor VJ Duke September 25, 2015 at 13:06

        It would definitely scare you!

  10. 119 Debbie September 11, 2015 at 14:25

    Oh, dear. I think perhaps you were blathering on when you should’ve stopped after that nice compliment. “You two look very nice.” Period. End of your speech. Then nobody’s feelings would be hurt!

    Poor Greta. One can only hope she takes after her father and not that wrinkled mom of hers! But Professor, really, you’d have made a big impression, had you told the mom she was Greta’s older sister — just imagine how complimented she’d have felt!!

    No, I wouldn’t walk through the door into the clouds — not unless I had wings or a fabulous flying machine!

    • 120 Professor VJ Duke September 11, 2015 at 20:08

      *hangs head* I know. Why weren’t you there to cut me off and comment on the rug or something? Rats. I do think it’s your fault, though, the sudden.

      You’re right! She would’ve been so pleased. My goodness. Why didn’t I think of this? She would’ve given me all sorts of sweets to eat, if I said that.

      The fall might be neatio, though, don’t you think?

  11. 121 L. Marie September 11, 2015 at 14:24

    I can’t help wondering why Greta blushed instead of yelling for the police, guards, or the local watchmen. Any thoughts, Professor? ʕʘ‿ʘʔ

    • 122 desertdweller29 September 11, 2015 at 15:42

      I thought the same thing! Care to elaborate PVJ?

      • 123 Professor VJ Duke September 11, 2015 at 20:10

        Umm…well…yes, here: She’s probably hopelessly in love with me. Is that good? Or maybe…she’s a mute!!

    • 124 Professor VJ Duke September 11, 2015 at 20:06

      She’s probably hopelessly in love with me. Wouldn’t you say?

      • 125 L. Marie September 14, 2015 at 14:01

        Well now. I guess we need to hear a little more about that saga. ◕ ◡ ◕

      • 126 Professor VJ Duke September 14, 2015 at 23:43

        Is that an order?

  12. 127 PorterGirl September 11, 2015 at 13:23

    Well, I think that this ‘fault’ of yours just shows what a friendly chap you are, in fact. It might be rude not to wander into a place if the door is open in invitation. The grandmother/mother sounds just like me. Indeed, I think it might have been me, you know.

    • 128 Professor VJ Duke September 11, 2015 at 20:05

      *laughs* Such a good point! After all, if the door is open, someone’s practically begging for you to come inside. She does? Now why is this? Because you’d both ask the same questions, or because you think you’re old? Or because you have a daughter named Greta. All good reasons, I think.

      • 129 PorterGirl September 13, 2015 at 08:25

        I agree – an open door is certainly an invitation! Or a window. Terry agrees *laughs* I think we look very similar! If I had a daughter, I might consider the name Greta, although I think that Mike is a prettier name.

      • 130 Professor VJ Duke September 14, 2015 at 23:42

        *laughing lots* You’d name your daughter Mike?! That is so awesome. Now, now. You’re young. Younger than me. When you get the proper age (about my age) you can say such things.

      • 131 PorterGirl September 15, 2015 at 06:10

        Well, only if she looked like a Mike, of course. But I think she probably would. *laughing lots* Oh yes, I keep forgetting that by some miracle I am younger than you. Thank you for reminding me.

      • 132 Professor VJ Duke September 16, 2015 at 12:54

        Would?! *laughing lots and lots* You are. I’m very old. I don’t look it, though. Like a Ranger.


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