Sunday, February 26, 2012

Saturday Centus–my second try.

The chair dominated the small room.

“Quit horsing around,” he commanded from the chair, “we have a lot to accomplish in this short meeting.”

Three hours later, the weary committee members were allowed to leave the room.  The chairperson looked at the one remaining member and said “It may have taken a lot longer, but this group sure knows how to have fun getting stuff done.”



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Judie said...

I despise long board meetings! I am forever checking the clock in a very obvious way, and asking people to "just get to the point!!" Love your photo!!!

Lisa Shafer said...

The thing about Saturday Centus that confuses me, no matter where I read it, is that it seems so random.
Yeah, that's a great pic, and I'd like to know where you took it.
But what are the rules for this game? Last week you had to use 6 words, but here you use far more. When I read posts like these on other blogs, I'm always lost as well.
A centus should be 100, right? But this time you have 66 words.

Sorry. I just never get what's going on in these things. I'd enjoy them more if I had a freakin' clue what was going on.

Max Sartin said...

Judie - I've been at schools where long meetings were fun, because we spent a lot of time socializing and joking around. But then I've been at schools where even the shortest meeting was miserable because most of the time was spent arguing or whining, or complaining.
Lisa - I took the picture at a Mid-Level conference in Denver in 1998. I think it was (is) out in front of the public library. The "Centus" comes from the maximum of 100 words allowed, not including the prompt itself.

Lisa Shafer said...

Okay. What was the prompt on this one?

Karen S. said...

Max, I don't know which is cooler, your photo or the story! You really rock in this's like you've been playing for a long time. That horse on the chair should be in a children's book...great centus my friend!..and did I read your I have another cool post from Max to check out....!

Karen S. said...

Is that chair outside of a library? It sure looks like a library around here...except it needs a chair and toy horse too!

Max Sartin said...

Lisa - the prompt was "The chair dominated the small room..."
Karen - thanks! If I remember right, that is a library, in Denver.

Lisa Shafer said...

Ah. I thought that was just part of your story.

Jim of Jim's Little Photo and Poem Place [Saturday Centus] said...

I like your story, Max. And your clever picture.
Horse around when the horse isn't around?

anitamombanita said...

Nice piece of writing...and perfect photo to go with it!

Dreaming said...

Great picture and great story... with a ring of truth to it!
I was also a middle school Math teacher - in SC. I love those kids! I moved from that to working in the District Office, where I often said that I went to work to go to meetings and I'd go home to go to work!

I look forward to reading more of your Centus submissions.

Gail said...

Great job!

Sue said...

Well now, that really IS a different kind of chair. Nice take!


Judee said...

Ha, I liked how you used that picture and then the "quit horsing around" in the story.

Jenny said...

Horsing around!

Love it!

And love that giant chair.

What a clever use of the's always fun when a picture connects in our heads with what we're writing.

Most creative chair award goes to you for this prompt!

Sadly, there is no prize for that honor!


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