The Boiling Brain Pot
Cleaning the Ease Troughs
Home

Cleaning the Ease Troughs

Old woman is sitting having some tea. Husband comes in.

Husband- All right my dear, Im going to clean out the ease troughs.

Wife- Why are you going to clean out the ease troughs?

Husband- Because they need cleaning!

Wife- But why now? Weve lived here all these years, and now you decide to clean them out? Youve never cleaned them out!

Husband- Well...thats why they need cleaning.

Wife- They dont need to be cleaned out.

Husband- What do you mean they dont need to be cleaned out!

Wife- Harry cleaned then out last week.

Husband- How could Harry clean them out? Hes got no arms!

Wife- Not that Harry, Our son Harry.

Husband- Oh... yes... well... off to clean the ease troughs.

(Husband goes out side and sets up a ladder next to the house, his wife comes out)

Wife- How would you like some tea?

Husband- Tea? I just finished a cup!

Wife- Oh... how about some coffee then?

Husband- You know I dont drink coffee. (Starts to climb the ladder)

Wife- All right, how about some nice home made lemonade then?

Husband- (Stops climbing) Your lemonade is too bloody sour!

Wife- How about some of that powdered, pink lemonade?

Husband- No! Its too... powdery! (He begins to climb again)

Wife- How about some limesole?

Husband- (Stops climbing) Limsole? What the hell is limesole? Ive never heard of no limesole!

Wife- Well... actually, I just made it up, I was going to give you lemonade, and just call limesole... Why arent you cleaning the ease troughs.

Husband- Because you wont let me get up the damn ladder!

Wife- Oh, sorry (She begins to walk away, then turns around) Ovalteen?

Husband- No! I dont want anything to drink!

Wife- How about...

Husband- And I dont want anything to eat either! I just want to clean out the ease troughs!

Wife- Okay, fine...but dear?

Husband- What!

Wife- How do you expect to get to the top of the house?

Husband- What do you think Im climbing the ladder for?!

Wife- But do you think its high enough?

Husband- What do you mean high enough?

Wife- It only goes half way up the house.

Husband- So... I can jump.

Wife- You wont make it. Not with your bad back, common, get off that ridiculous ladder, and at least wait until we get a new one, that high enough. Then you can clean out the ease troughs.

Husband- Get a new one! This ladders been in my family for years, As strong as William Wallaces back it is.

Wife- (Under her breath) As long as your cock it is.

Husband- What!

Wife- Nothing.

Husband- Leave me alone woman!

Wife- fine if you wish. (She goes back in the house)

(Husband climbs to the top of the ladder, then he tries jumping, he falls off, and lays motionless on the ground. Wife comes running out.)

Wife- What? Youre done cleaning the ease troughs already?

Husband- (Speaking in pain) No, Im just resting.

Wife- Resting after two minutes of work?

Husband- (Speaking in pain) Yep.

Wife- How would you like some tea?

Husband-(Speaking in pain) I just finished a cup.

Wife- Oh... how about some coffee then?

Husband-(Speaking in pain) I dont drink coffee.

Wife- All right, how about some nice home made lemonade then?

Husband-(Speaking in pain) Your lemonade is too sour.

Wife- How about some of that powdered, pink lemonade?

Husband-(Speaking in pain) No! Its too powdery

Wife- How about some limesole?

(Black out).

 

ŠAdam Johnstone/James Rogers