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Curious George and the Trip Home: Packing with Pisghetti

“Thanks Chef Pisghetti for helping me pack for our big trip,” said the Man in the Yellow hat as he sat on the lid of his suitcase, trying to close it down on the 10 identical yellow outfits he had crammed in there.

“It’sa no problem, I’s have a lots of time after the State Board of Health shutta downa my kitchen,” said the chef, shrugging his shoulders, still wearing the sauce stained apron of his now shuttered restaurant.  The Man in the Yellow Hat took off his hat and rubbed the back of his neck.

“Yeah, I’m really sorry about that.  I had no idea a diaper-less monkey and a cat making stew in a public restaurant violated so many health codes.  I guess we’re just lucky that the food critic didn’t get too seriously ill from the hepatitis B she caught from eating George’s concoction.  From what I understand from grunting and various hand gestures with him, he believed that the boiling water was a magical pot that made anything floppy.”  he said with a chuckle.  “That George…”

“I see.  My-a livelihood lost because-a you let your curious monkey traipse across-a the city to figure-a out how pasta is made, and-a you think it’sa cute,” the Chef said incredulously, angrily twirling his mustache in his fingers.  The Man in the Yellow Hat looked away nervously.  The Chef glared at him, but then his gaze softened.

“Oh-a well, I suppose-a I should be-a getting to my new-a job – I found-a temporary work with-a my cousin – he’s-a plumber.” he said glumly.  The Man in the Yellow Hat put his hand on the Chef’s shoulder.

“Don’t worry Chef, with your stereotypical Italian mannerisms, entire generations of children will grow up assuming that all Italian restaurant chefs look and act like Chef Boyardee, and you’ll be back in the kitchen in no time,” he said.

The Chef brightened a bit.  “That’s-a true. Thank-a you, Man in the’s Yellow Hat.  I’ll be a leaving now, you have-a fun on your-a trip back to the jungle. ,” he said as he headed towards the door, stopping to peer into the bathroom.  “Oh, and-a George appears to be flushing random items down-a your toilet at-a the moment,” he said with a slight grin as he opened the door and left.

“GEORGE!” the Man in the Yellow Hat yelled as he ran into the bathroom just in time to see his wallet disappear down the drain.  George looked at him blankly and then grinned.

“Haaaaiiiiii!  Uh-huh uh-huh uh-huh!” he exclaimed excitedly, prancing about the magic fountain that made things disappear.

“Damn monkey,” the Man in the Yellow Hat muttered under his breath as he picked up the phone and dialed his plumber.  Again.  This was going to be a long trip back to the jungle.

Happy Fatherhood Friday everyone.  This is the first in a series of entries chronicling the adventures of George and the Man in the Yellow Hat as they journey back to the jungle where they first met.  Along the way they may run into a few familiar faces.  Stay tuned…

- MWF -

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  • http://www.realmendriveminivans.com PJ Mullen

    One word: hysterical. Thanks for that.

  • http://www.smartfathers.com smartfathers

    I haven’t laughed like that in a while. Bloody awesome.

  • http://worldofweasels.blogspot.com WeaselMomma

    That was pretty damn good, thanks for the laugh.

  • http://ciarasramblingsandwhatnot.com ciara

    hahaha too funny!

  • http://www.mochadad.com Mocha Dad

    That was funny. Thanks for a laugh.

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