Of Mutts And Men and Christmas

Christmas comes up 3 times in Of Mutts And Men, the latest Chet and Bernie (just in case you wondered if it would make a good gift). Here’s one of them:

“Can’t you sell that a little better?” Gudrun said.

Uh-oh. Bernie’s selling ability. That had come up once before, actually last Christmas, when Bernie’s mom paid us a visit, accompanied by her boyfriend, fiance, or husband, something we never got quite clear, named Tommy Trauble, owner of Tommy Trauble’s Auto Mile Dealerships in Flamingo Beach, Florida, which was where Bernie’s mom lived. Tommy Trauble had the deepest tan I’d ever seen on a human face, tiny bleached-out eyes, and shoulder-length white hair that gleamed. But, according to Bernie’s mom, he was also the greatest salesman in the whole state, and – well, it went something like this: “Bernie? I’ll have another one of those lovely old-fashioneds you mix. He really does have all sorts of talents, Tommy, but his problem is he just doesn’t sell himself. Can you explain to him, honey, how important that is?”

And things went downhill from there. Was there a point when Tommy Trauble challenged Bernie to an armwrestling contest? Something Bernie would never consider, not with an older gentleman. But one thing led to another, until finally the ER doc said the break was nice and clean and Tommy would have that cast off his arm in no time.


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5 Responses to “Of Mutts And Men and Christmas”

  1. B. Stover
    10:35 am on December 3rd, 2020

    I’d say Tommy deserved it.

    Good day to all.

  2. Wose-The Small and Meek
    11:09 am on December 3rd, 2020


    I am LOL at the last paragraph, and I agree with you B!

    Make it a good day!

  3. Thieves!
    6:57 pm on December 3rd, 2020

    The smart money is always on Bernie.

  4. Hobbit
    9:09 pm on December 3rd, 2020

    Car salesmen…don’t get me started.

    Long day I didn’t eat until 4:30! I am now going to nap with my foster cat who is very affectionate and lies on top of me when I settle into bed.


  5. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:53 pm on December 3rd, 2020

    Hobbit!…Why do youse torture yourself so??…wheeze!…I hope that Kat doesn’t lie on your face when you sleep…gasp!

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