Poor old Stewie. He’s the guy that won the lottery but lost his ticket. And when he tried prospecting for gold, it didn’t pan out.
Now he’s gone through fifteen platinum-tipped drill bits to dig a decent-sized hole in the bottom of his garden. Fifteen!
Stewie’s attempts to pass it off as a sink hole went down the gurgler. His attempted viral marketing campaign quickly caught a cold.
In desperation, he tried to drum up interest with the press, but it seemed he was beaten. After a few weeks, a bored photographer from his local paper wandered over. He wanted to take a picture of Stewie looking miserable at the side of the hole. But what awful luck! The snapper was called away by an urgent cat-up-a-tree photo op.
Just as it couldn’t get any worse, Stewie’s garden became covered in a thick gooey liquid spurting out from the hole. But he wasn’t daft. He knew what he had to do! Stewie’s Acme well-cap did the trick and blocked the hole, before the neighbours had time to complain.
At last, he thought, I’ve made it! Okay, there was a hefty environmental health bill for the clean-up, but surely he was now in the big league as a major oil-producer.
For the two days it lasted…
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24 thoughts on “Oil’s Well That Ends Well?”
LOL Poor Stewie. At least he was happy for two days 🙂
Thanks. He never knows when he’s beaten though… 🙂
Amusing choices of words. “prospecting for gold, it didn’t pan out’ is particularly inspired and perfectly in context too. An amusing read.
A wonderful collection of appalling jokes.
I would say more, but I don’t like to gush.
High praise indeed! Thanks.
Great puns here and such an unlucky fellow
Thanks. He keeps coming back for more!
Haha! Seems he found a “temporary” oil well. Funny! Cute story!
Thanks. He’ll be back, I’m sure.
Poor guy, if he didn’t have bad luck, he wouldn’t have any luck at all! LOL’s story. 🙂
Thanks. He just won’t quit. I think he may return…
Terrific – thanks for the smile!
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Thanks! Appreciate your comment.
I didn’t stop groaning from the first paragraph to the last….lol.
Your character reminds me of Pig Pen in the Charlie Brown series. Or maybe the kid who has the rain cloud following him all the time – but I forgot his name.
Anyhow…I know a few folks who fit that bill. Fun read.
Thanks for your support of ‘Dragon’, Maybe one day I’ll name her 😉
Thanks. Glad you liked this.
Poor guy. He never gets a break but at least he keeps trying, you got to give him credit for that!
Thanks. He does keep bouncing back!
Poor man, but then it keeps him busy digging for whatever he is digging. Wonder if he could really clean up the mess before the neighbors got suspicious. Two days wasn’t very long but still he had some results.
Thanks. I have a feeling he’ll come up with a new ‘get rich’ scheme soon!
I just HATE those “urgent cat-up-a-tree photo op” gigs!!! Loved it!
Thanks. Yeah that was harsh on Stewie!