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Chapter 4 - Part 2 : Book of Comedy called Word Lotto

Chapter 4 - Part 2 : Book of Comedy called Word Lotto

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Published by Tom Brennan
Then it Hit! A comedy that you must read.
Then it Hit! A comedy that you must read.

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Published by: Tom Brennan on Jul 19, 2010
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Wordlotto ©2007
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Wordlotto ©2007
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4 – Part 2Then it hit.
 
“Look at him!” Hair lady shrieked at the top of herhighest octave, sending my timid bowels into Code Red.“Just look at him! He can’t talk. He can’t hear. He can’tsit down, and he can’t do many other things a man’s supposeto do.” She waved the cigarette so close to my face that Icould feel the heat from the burning tip. “Nature of thecomplaint? Puh!”She took a long drag and readjusted her considerableheft on the overworked chairs. It seemed that she waswaiting for a sound from me so I ventured another question.“Is there any way I can help?” I ask quickly, ratherhoping for a no-thank-you.“It’s that blasted WordMeter. It’s ruined our lives.”She points to the round cradle where the neck meets theclavicles, the spot where the WordMeter is customarilyimplanted. “It only has twenty-four ticks left!”“Aha,” I offer as encouragement to keep things movingalong
 
Wordlotto ©2007
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“Not only does it register Harold’s words, itregisters everyone else’s.” She pauses to gauge myreaction.I am aware of the implications of such a calamity. Theman standing before me is a dead man walking his last milebefore frying up in flames.“You mean his WordMeter can’t distinguish between hiswords and the words of others?” I echo in an attempt ofempathy.All I am thinking really is; I hope that this thingdoesn’t zap him right here
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I have never seen it happen,and do not wish to ever see it, thank you very much. Theclosest I ever got to see it happen was once on a realityTV show but my eyes were half-closed then. I’m getting alittle queasy just telling you about it so I’ll have tocome back to the subject later. Indeed, if what my dearlady was saying was true, this case was a rarecircumstance. From my knowledge of precedent, theWordMeter has never been shown to be faulty. In fact, allI do in my job is give people an artificial sense of dueprocess. They come to me with their issue to get the fairhearing that they have been guaranteed. All I do is fill insome paperwork and get them through the motions so theCommission can categorically deny any possibility of error.

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