No Offence Please !

This is a response to the 100 Word Challenge which is hosted over at Velvet Verbosity . This week the word is – INHIBITED .


She calls it reserved . Her mother says , inhibited . I say snobbish . Call a stone a stone , not a pebble or brick . As a person from the "upper echelons" , she turns her nose up at the beggar on the street corner , the pavement vendor and garbage truck collector .

Walk a mile in another man's shoes before you judge him . Though I doubt she'd manage even a quarter of the distance with those stick legs in the high Jimmy Choos ; the contrived raven-haired coiffure , vacuous smile and the wide-eyed , porcelain doll makeover resembling Morticia The Maniac .

Hey , no offence – just being 'uninhibited' .


  1. Tara R. on September 16, 2011 at 11:25 pm


    This made me chuckle. I've known a few women who were 'reserved.' Fun use of the prompt. 
    Welcome to the Challenge!

    • mish on September 17, 2011 at 1:47 pm

      Thanks Tara … other words also come to mind … stuck-up , snooty , etc. but the meaning remains the same .
      “Reserved” is very different from snobbish though … LOL !

  2. Claire Robyns on September 17, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Oh, I love this!!!

    • mish on September 17, 2011 at 1:49 pm

      Thank you !

  3. Robin Hawke on September 17, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    "Her mother says , inhibited."
    Interesting… Nice family dynamics.

    • mish on September 17, 2011 at 6:01 pm

      Thanks for popping in and leaving a comment …

  4. Arctic Wren on September 18, 2011 at 4:37 am

    Ah, yes….. we've all known or seen "these" types of women.  Very nicely done.

  5. Sharp Little Pencil on September 19, 2011 at 4:12 am

    My aunts were "Mayflower Society" women.  I couldn't stand them, with their well-chosen, oh-so-clever bon mots about the misfortune of others, all the while underpaying the illegal kitchen staff and yelling at me if I practiced my Spanish with them.
    Rich white people are generally useless, unless they made the money themselves, and honestly.
    Let me say it again.  I have no prejudice except against bigots!

    • mish on September 20, 2011 at 7:20 am

      Okay , so this is an example of what it means to “call a stone a stone” … no holds barred … 🙂 Your aunts must have been an endless source of entertainment though ! 🙂

  6. Ryan on September 20, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    I really like this, Mish! Her mother's take on it and the humorous description all add up to an excellent Drabble. As always!

  7. Ryan on September 20, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    p.s. Sorry about the late comment. I read it and then forgot I forgot to comment.

    • mish on September 21, 2011 at 12:26 pm

      Kewwl ! It’s not a train smash … 🙂 Thanks for your ongoing support !

  8. Velvet Verbosity on September 21, 2011 at 1:18 am

    Inspired by my shoes?  o.O  
    Welcome to the challenge, nice piece. 🙂

    • mish on September 21, 2011 at 12:27 pm

      Well , the pic of your shoes led to me adding the “Jimmy Choo bit” … thanks !

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