Posted by: The Amoeba | September 17, 2009

Sub Par

He and She were eating dinner at their favorite burger shack, a place on the lagoon that is the central feature of the Hawai‘i Kai community. On the other side of the restaurant’s tiki torches, there was a dock with several small boats.

The name on one of the boats caught his attention, but he couldn’t read it from where he was sitting, so he asked her to read it for him.


He: “Hmph. Boat doesn’t look much like a submarine to me.”

She: “No it doesn’t. Of course, the owner could be a sandwich maker.”

He: “I suppose. But why would he, or she, wish to be?”

She: “Well, why not?

He: “Have you ever tried to eat a submarine sandwich? Way soggy. Way too much salt. And you have to be real careful when you go to take a bite, or you’ll get way more than you bargained for.”

She: “Kinda limits your options when you chomp into a hot pepper, too, doesn’t it? Don’t breathe in …”

He: “Yeah. You go try eat a sub sandwich, you gotta be a real hero.”

She: “Oh, marvelous.”

He: “Are you accusing me of having pointy ears?”

She: “No. A pointy head.”

  – O Ceallaigh
Copyright © 2009 Felloffatruck Publications. All wrongs deplored.
All opinions are mine as a private citizen.



  1. Hmmm, could have sworn I mumbled something about torpedoing this conversation.


    • Q, I was too busy nuking your sub. 😉

  2. So the hero does or does not eat the sub?
    Po boy.

    • Jim, he was afraid that if he pigged out like that, you’d think he was a hoagie.

  3. It must be exhausting for the flies on the wall to listen to you two banter. Exhausting from laughter!

    • Thank you, Mom. That explains how come we keep finding them on the floor …

  4. Glad Quilly isn’t calling you Mr Spock. If she is though you will have to visit my post for today, A Picture speaks a thousand words.

    • Bill, that village of yours is missing a chance for invaluable publicity. They ought to find the coldest point in town, set up a weather station there, and report the data to the Canadian weather bureau as coming from Vulcan’s Forge.

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