A Terrible Job

Photo by: Sandra Crook

In the tiny country of Mercalado Felix got an unexpected job offer.

“You could be our next Presidente!” exclaimed Senor Alvarez.

They stopped at a beautiful mansion and went inside. “This would be your office.”

Felix gaped at towering stacks of paper. “What’re those?

“Just today’s paperwork. It’s mostly pictures.”

Dubious, Felix pointed at a slumped man slobbering in the corner. “Who’s that?”

“Nobody!” assured Alvarez, leading him away. “Go in here, a banquet awaits!”

When Felix left, Alvarez ushered an aide to the slobbering man. “Hide him! I’ll never find a new Presidente if they see what the job did to the current one!”
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Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisoff.com/2017/05/03/5-may-2017/

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About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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35 Responses to A Terrible Job

  1. Ha.. and I guess that is after just one week of work.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Just about that. The current Presidente didn’t see the mound of paperwork (almost no pictures at all, by the way) until after. It didn’t take long before he had a, “break.” πŸ˜‰ Thanks Bjorn! πŸ™‚

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  2. Dear Eric,

    It’s not exactly a glowing endorsement for the job. Run. Felix, Run!!!!! Good one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  3. James says:

    I’m sure that kind of work takes its toll.

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    • EagleAye says:

      I think anyone who “wants” the job should undergo and mandatory psych evaluation. And anyone in the job should be watched very carefully. πŸ˜‰

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  4. Lyn says:

    Okay, so he keeps the former El Presidente to do the day-to-day work, and Felix can enjoy all the perks of the job πŸ˜€

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    • EagleAye says:

      I think the former El Presidente is completely occupied with drooling onto his shirt. Perhaps if Felix learns how to delegate, massively, he might survive the experience intact…more or less. πŸ˜‰

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  5. yarnspinnerr says:

    I once overheard a in-charge of a govt deppt telling other that hypertension is an essential qualification for their jobs. Great take on this one.

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  6. I don’t think I’d even stop to eat. Talk about a killer of a job. Good writing, Eric. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne

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  7. Perhaps the President was just unfit. Just a thought, not that it could ever happen. πŸ™‚

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  8. michael1148humphris says:

    He should take the job, but appoint two hundred deputies. You made me smile, thank you.

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  9. Ha! Well done! πŸ™‚

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  10. Hilarious! Very funny! The price of the post!πŸ’

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  11. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    There is always a catch! Good story.

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  12. HA … the truth behind the job isn’t enticing. Nicely written ….
    Isadora 😎

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  13. Ha! Amusing take on the prompt. Nicely done.

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  14. subroto says:

    Ha! Ha! All they need to do is show him how to use Twitter and he is done.

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  15. A great take on the photo! Hopefully Felix doesn’t take the bait. :o)

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  16. Dale says:

    Yes, let’s hope Felix does not fall for this plan…

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  17. Michael Wynn says:

    Ha, hope he doesn’t get drawn in. Can’t say I’d fancy the job either

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    • EagleAye says:

      I wouldn’t do it. You’d have to drag me in kicking and screaming. I’ve seen too many presidents age prematurely before my eyes. Felix has too. πŸ˜‰

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  18. Reena Saxena says:

    πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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