Friday, 8 November 2013

LOST

I've just lost a game of chess to a vacuum cleaner.

Let me explain.

I like playing chess, especially when my opponent is good and I have to plan a few moves ahead. Shall I move the knight? Or the bishop to trap my opponent?

Anyway, I brought out my white and pink chess board given to me as a present years ago and set out all the pieces.

I then got my chess book recording games from the old masters and set out to role play an old game. Me against an old master.

First I played the master's move by placing his chess piece as recorded in the book. Then I hid the rest of the text in the book, and decided where I would move my piece next had I been playing this game in real life. Then I checked the book to see if I made the right decision.

Slow and labourious perhaps, but it's a great way to learn how old champions played each other.

After about half-an-hour, to my dismay, two pages in the book where stuck together with old age. Married for life and not to be pulled apart until death doth separate them.

Rather than risk tearing the book, I left it aside and went searching for an older book I had in a box in the living room, hidden behind a piece of furniture.

In my eagerness to find the game I was playing, for I was sure it was in that book also, I forgot to wipe the book clean first. Some dust from the book fell on the chess board and the pieces.

I got the vacuum cleaner and with the tube I tried to clean off the dust on the chess board.

The vacuum cleaner sucked off all the pieces from the board and won the game !!!

14 comments:

  1. (((The vacuum cleaner sucked off all the pieces from the board and won the game !!! )))

    Victor! That's starting to sound just as funny as your Pin-Striped bathing suit adventures. Are you sure that you're not planning on writing another "LIFE - IT MAKES ME LAUGH!" and by the way, thank you for making that book available free of charge and I'm not finished yet but I'm starting to think that God's Angels want me to start reading books.

    So much that I want to say but my wife just told me that we must go to church soon cause she's got her bingo tomorrow and hates to rush after Mass on Sunday!:)

    Hey! "I" just remembered that God said that if we have the faith the size of a mustered seed, nothing is impossible so YA know what that means? Yes me and you are going to have at least "ONE" game of chess during Eternity! Right? :)

    Peace

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    1. Hi,
      I'm glad you're enjoying "Life - It makes me Laugh!"

      I had in draft another book with humourous stories. But it was held up due to my illness. I hope to finish it in the New Year.

      Meanwhile, please download and read my other FREE E Books. Click top left tab - "Books by V S E Moubarak". Thanx. God bless.

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  2. Only you! Victor, may I say you are definitively entertaining! Hope the Hoover survived!

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    1. Actually Noelle, the Hoover wants a re-play. Maybe I'll play it again but make sure it is switched off first. That way I'm sure to win.

      I'm glad you enjoyed this story.

      God bless.

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  3. "TGIF"

    Victor as your readers and you probably know it stands for 'Thank God IT's Friday" and I guess the angels got back at me for taking a crack at my wife for teasing by saying that's she's got her bingo tomorrow and hates to rush after Mass on Sunday. Well tomorrow here in Canada is only Saturday.

    Long story short! You can't blame my wife for teasing me and asking me if I was also on crack like one of our largest Canadian City Mayor http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/dailybrew/mayor-rob-ford-could-seek-treatment-although-mom-162904592.html for having made that mistake?

    Then at church our priest tells us that someone was also picking on him about some issue and this person even wrote to our good Bishop about "IT" and so when this person told our priest about the problem, our priest got so fed up that he offered this person the keys to our church and luckily the keys were refused.

    Our priest also talked about the goodness of His Holiness and how many of us are having problems understanding him and longer story short, he supports His Holiness Francis. Don't tell anyone but this new church of ours has gone through three priest for various reasons and longer story short, I don't think that my wife's faith could survive another new parish and just leave "IT" at that.

    I thank God and His Angels for having given us enough love to get through these silly little marriage problems. :)

    Peace

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    1. Life can be difficult at times. But we should trust God and never take our focus off Him.

      God bless you and your family.

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  4. Oh Victor! You are too funny! I try to put myself in that position, and I think my eyes would have been so wide at the sight...sometimes you just get so surprised you are rooted to the spot. I think that's what I would have done!

    Hope you could fish all your men out of the vacuum cleaner bag? Kind of like redeeming them from the dust-heap. I love the idea of playing the masters like you do..all that study. I hope you'll play again soon. Without the vacuum!

    Happy Weekend!
    Ceil

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    1. It just happened so fast Ceil. One moment there were pieces on the board and the next they were gone. I noticed the vacuum swallowed my queen first. So it certainly knew what it was doing.

      I retrieved and cleaned all the pieces and started the game again. The vacuum cleaner wants a re-match!

      Happy weekend to you and yours Ceil. God bless.

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  5. Victor, I have never acquired the patience for chess, but always admired those who do..I might have left the pieces as they were and considered them swallowed up in victory. LOL

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    1. I couldn't believe what happened Caroline. The pieces were swallowed so quickly.

      God bless.

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  6. Very funny as always. So who is your favorite chess player of all time?

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  7. Favorite player? Me of course. I can beat a vacuum cleaner when it's switched off !

    God bless.

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  8. Only joking. I'm not that good a player.

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