They were on me before I could get away . . . .

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Cornerstone Business Group Inc 0225086119

I had just drifted off to sleep Wednesday night when I heard this weird whirling sound outside of my window.  What in the world could that be? I jumped to my feet and pulled back the blinds, and there they were, two very translucent green characters with odd shaped guns.

I ducked back behind the blinds, but they saw me.  Before I could jump back in bed and under the covers, they were seeping through the keyhole in the door.  When I summoned the courage to pull my head out from under the covers - they were standing at the bottom of the bed starring at me. 

For some reason, they didn't even disturb my wife.  I began to think it was a dream.  But, before I could check them out they lifted their odd looking guns and shot me.  I was completely surrounded in the same translucent green aura they seemed to dwell in. 

Were they here to take me back to space?  Maybe they wanted to study an earthling.  Maybe they were trying to see if earthlings are intelligent.  Then it dawned on me and I said, "Take her.  Take my wife.  She's a whole lot smarter than I am!"  I could hardly believe I said that out-loud, but there it was.  

It didn't work.  They shot me anyway and they were gone.  I wasn't the recipient of a trans-universal exchange program.  No, they just left me with the Martian Death Flu - worn out body, sinus pressure, spinning head and no energy.  Twenty-four hours later I have risen from the bed, but I do sleep with one eye open now, and I keep a copy of my wife's diploma on my nightstand.

 

 
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
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Haha! I wish there was a laugh button Mike, this is great! 

Feb 08, 2018 03:15 PM #1
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HI Mike Cooper - LOL! Great story but sorry you got shot by those little green translucent creatures.

Feb 08, 2018 03:31 PM #2
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Hi Mike,
Well they certainly didn't take your sense of humor!  Glad you're feeling better. 

Feb 08, 2018 04:59 PM #3
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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That little story abolutely did not go the direction I thought it would end up.  I'm sorry those translucent green monsters shot you.  I hope you get to feeling better soon.

Feb 08, 2018 05:07 PM #4
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CONGRATULATIONS Mike, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!    

Feb 08, 2018 05:08 PM #5
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HA! A fun story like this is just what I needed at the end of my work day. Glad you didn't get your humor drained from you by those green men.

Feb 08, 2018 05:46 PM #6
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Hi Mike-I'm tempted to say "I'll have what he's drinking." but I know better!!!  Feel better and please...drink plenty of fluids!

Feb 08, 2018 06:24 PM #7
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Morning Mike.

It hit me last night. Thankfully my wife had some medication to ease the issues.  Carol Williams here you go

Feb 09, 2018 03:01 AM #8
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Mike, haha I love your creativity! They got me good this time, going on almost 2 weeks but, finally feeling better. So many in our area are sick! I hope you're feeling a little better and can get some rest.

Feb 09, 2018 05:49 AM #9
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Good morning Mike. This is really funny. I enjoyed this and was really immersed.

Feb 09, 2018 06:03 AM #10
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Mike Cooper for a moment I thought you were writing about New Mexico... some folks here believe extraterrestials are here... Get better!

Feb 10, 2018 04:59 AM #11
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Fun post. Hope you are feeling better, this flu is no laughing matter.

Feb 17, 2018 05:49 AM #12
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Mike, you just made my day. This is hilarious, although the flu is not a laughing matter. I need to show my husband this one.

Feb 17, 2018 05:37 PM #13
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Mike

Well I couldn't wait to read this when I saw the title in Carol's post. I couldn't imagine what was up - I figured bees or fleas, not the flu bug!!

My wife just got over the flu - 2 weeks!!

Jeff

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