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Prompt curtsy of A S

Prompt curtsy of Rodger Bulltot

Well I am late to the party again, pressure of work, you know.

Well let’s get down to the business of the day, shall we.

I believe that for too many decades the synagogue, has stood in our way. Well I can now tell you that we can build over the top of it. I now own all the sites around the synagogue. I have decided that we shall place a set of bridging beams over the site, then we well build a two hundred storied shopping complex on top of the beams.


Let’s get to it Ladies…

A fine day at Mevagissey

A fine day at Mevagissey

This Post Has 24 Comments

  1. neilmacdon

    Planning regulations would, of course, almost certainly prohibit this. But I get the allegory

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Neil, Sadly human society is busy attempting to destroy the environment

  2. granonine

    Ugh. It’s a good thing this character isn’t real. I don’t like him.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Linda, sadly in this case ‘him’ is a ‘her’.

      1. granonine

        Well, then, I don’t like her. 🙂

        1. Michael Humphris


  3. Keith's Ramblings

    I’m not sure he’ll get away with that!

    My story – ‘This way that way!’

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Keith I hope that ‘she’ will not.

  4. 4963andypop

    A very efficient use of space. Never been crazy about efficiency, myself. Nice take, that plays on the contrast element of the photo.

    1. Michael Humphris

      So pleased about your comment on the contrasting building.

  5. rochellewisoff

    Dear Michael,

    Obviously this is a man with no regard for religion or history. Hopefully someone will stop him before it’s too late.



    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Rochelle. In this story the ‘him’ is a ‘she’, sadly… the last line should have read, ‘come on girls.

  6. Dale

    To think there are those who think exactly like this. Thankfully, they all can’t get away with it.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Dale, sadly to many do get away with it, although not usually as extreme as in this story

  7. gahlearner

    This sounds so disgustingly real–I hope someone stops these people. Great writing, Michael.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much Gabriele

  8. Jade Li

    It’s getting to a place where the words progress and development are dirty words and euphemism for exploitation and destruction. I’m tired of it. We need to head down another path than p and d.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Jade, I am all for ‘sensitive’ progress, sadly sensitive is not happening.

  9. rogershipp

    I could see that happening. People/ marketers buy mineral rights. I suspect there will come a time and ‘air rights’ will be for sale as well. Enjoyed

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you for a great comment, stealing clean open air rights is sadly here.

  10. patriciaruthsusan

    I hope they don’t try that in future. It sounds like a bee hive. Also, I can never forget the movie “Towering Inferno” or the sight of The Twin Towers going down. My dad was a fireman and didn’t like those tall buildings. Good story, Michael. —- Suzanne

    1. Michael Humphris

      I grew up living above an English county fire station, what impressed me at that time was the level of knowledge fire officers had on building designs. Sadly today’s massive intermingling mix of building designs makes that very difficult. Whilst today’s high rise buildings sadly generally leave a lot to be desired

  11. Abhijit Ray

    Shopping complex vs. place of worship. The battle continues. One worships god other money. Some say money, in sufficient quantity, is no less than god. Then they are atheists.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Today I visited a 1970s built shopping complex, at lest half the shop stood empty, sad to see. Nearby a large Church of England church has stood empty and boarded up for several years, very sad.

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