Your Friendly Neighborhood ‘The’

22 Sep

The streets of the South Bay are littered with them, lying forlorn and agape by the side of an open drain, watching me as I drive about my daily business. Occasionally, I’ll stop, pick one up and add it to my Bag of Definite Articles, to donate to yet another person who habitually drops them.

7 Responses to “Your Friendly Neighborhood ‘The’”

  1. arayans September 22, 2012 at 1:58 am #


  2. R September 22, 2012 at 7:57 am #

    Haha. This is lovely. I was discussing with a friend last evening, about how people drop vowels from words and consider it cool. The conversation though, was nowhere close to being this creative! 🙂

  3. alice September 22, 2012 at 9:59 pm #


    P.S. I’d talk to you even if you hadn’t offered that bar of chocolate. 😛

  4. Aunty G. September 24, 2012 at 11:37 am #

    Now, now Alice don’t be naughty
    Your PS cap fits perfectly on me
    But back to missing ‘the’s
    From drains she picks up hers
    Then distributes ’em wherever necessary!

  5. alice September 24, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

    @Aunty G: Don’t know who you are, and where, and can’t spout verses beautiful as yours, but I do know that I “always” love reading your comments on OJ’s posts.
    Thanks OJ for being the medium. 🙂

  6. Aunty G. September 25, 2012 at 10:14 pm #

    Alice, i feel like wonderland myself
    When OJ chooses to express herself
    Thank you for the compliment
    More, expressing the sentiment
    And yes, OJ’s put us in touch with many an elf!

  7. Orange Jammies October 1, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

    arayans: 🙂

    R: It’s freaky how many parallel conversations we have!

    alice: Awww, thank you, honey! ❤

    & Aunty G: Carry on, you two! :mrgreen:

Here's a bar of chocolate. Now talk to me. :)

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