The Plugin

“It’s electric,” said Robert Iganuye, pulling onto Botswana’s A3 highway. “Powered by the sun.”

“A solar-powered Land Rover?” said James, a visiting zoologist from the UK.

“Yes! Isn’t it wonderful?”

“I suppose. How practical can it be? The sun doesn’t always shine.”

Robert grinned and pointed up. “C’mon! This is Botswana, not England. Besides I can always plugin for more power.”

Robert pulled into a small roadside stop. “I have to plugin.”

“It has to charge?” whined James. “This’ll take forever!”

Robert entered the diner, enthusiastically greeted by an elegantly dressed and coifed woman named Elita. James waited outside drinking a beer.

When Robert returned James said, “Finally! It took 40 minutes to charge the Rover. How impractical!”

Robert grinned. “Oh it charged in 5 minutes.”

“Then what was the wait for?”

Robert pointed to Elita. Her hair was mussed and her shirttail out. “She wanted a different kind of plugin.”
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Written for What Pegman Saw: https://whatpegmansaw.com/2018/04/21/botswana/

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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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25 Responses to The Plugin

  1. pennygadd51 says:

    I don’t think Elita was he only one who enjoyed the visit! I hope the beer was good and cold! Nice story, EagleAye!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. k rawson says:

    Oh my! Recharged and rejuvenated, I’ll bet.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. List of X says:

    An Adobe Acrobat plug in? These take forever to install.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Lyn says:

    😳 😛 🙄 Just for you my friend 😀

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Dale says:

    Ohh la la, Eric! Love your little tryst!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. athling2001 says:

    That is a different kind of plug-in, indeed! Well done.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. lisarey1990 says:

    Well that’s one man and woman who made the best of the situation indeed! Very entertaining story.

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