He knows best

Car crushed by fallen tree

Copyright – Roger Bultot

He just had to know best didn’t he?

She’d tried to tell him to leave the tree alone; told him that topping it would just make it prone to topple over in the wind but he couldn’t grasp the concept.

After all, how could it be top-heavy enough for the wind to catch it if it had no branches?  How could rot set into the trunk if you cut off branches?  Didn’t make sense to him, and so off he went.

Sod’s law, months after he’d lopped off the branches there was a storm.

Of course, their car was crushed.


About TheImaginator

35 year old sciolist living in Tokyo. I like swing dancing, Twitter word games, writing, using Stumbleupon.com, reading, and watching movies. I write stuff on my blog occasionally.
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56 Responses to He knows best

  1. Dear Imaginator,

    Isn’t it just like a man to not listen? Not to mention that parking his car under the tree might’ve been a bad idea, too. 😉



  2. MrBinks says:

    He’ll never hear the end of it 😀

  3. Dear Imaginator,

    Climate’s what he wanted and weather is what he got. Nice story.



  4. Ye Pirate says:

    Very clever touch…about the tree being chopped. Really good touch.

  5. Always knows best – but doesn’t always know when to listen! Nice merge of the two challenges! 🙂

  6. neenslewy says:

    I think there are so many people who experience ‘see I told you so’ that this flash could not help but amuse many!

  7. Annabelle says:

    Oops. That’s a brutal sort of I-told-you-so!

  8. Linda Vernon says:

    Ha! You cleverly worked in the Trifecta Challenge too! Did you work in the FF challenge into the Trifecta entry, I wonder? Well I’ll have to go over there and see! 😀 I liked this take! (Men and their power tools! OY! )

  9. Linda Vernon says:

    Oh it’s also the Trifecta entry. I get it. And your efficiency is commendable! 😀

  10. djmatticus says:

    Of course. It was inevitable, the only outcome possible. Great contribution to trifecta this week.

  11. Carrie says:

    maybe next time he will listen 🙂

  12. Tara R. says:

    I hope this wasn’t based on a true story. That would not be good.

  13. Jan Brown says:

    A timely cautionary tale…as I have two very tall trees that need trimming!

    Your character reminds me of Tim Allen, out in the yard with a chainsaw and duct tape. Yikes 🙂

  14. jwdwrites says:

    I was going to just say ‘karma’ but somebody already did. 🙂

  15. zookyworld says:

    Should’ve listened, buddy. As another commenter said, he’ll never hear the end of it. Especially while shopping for a new car.

  16. yarnspinnerr says:

    Mixing the to prompts was difficult. Well done 🙂

  17. jannatwrites says:

    The crushed car wasn’t so bad…but the thirty years of “I told you so” that followed really hurt 🙂

  18. I love the comments. Everyone seems to agree that the crushed car is the least of this man’s problems. Listening to the “I told you so’s” is going to be his undoing. Thanks for the linkup. Don’t forget to vote.

  19. Draug419 says:

    When will they learn…

  20. pattisj says:

    The car was crushed, and so was I. Nice work.

  21. I almost wrote that same story. It’s what happens when a man gets hold of a chain saw. There’s no arguing with a chain saw either….

  22. Ha.. yes indeed. aftewards it’s easier to be wise-

  23. pratibha says:

    Oh, poor man.Trying to do a good deed only to have it fire back. Sod’s law indeed! Well done.

  24. Dee says:

    Clever take on the prompt, enjoyed reading this.
    Well done

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