It was a slow night at work. We were turning the freezer inside out looking for ice cream and found a canned ham.
“That’s weird,” Kris said.
“It’s redundant,” I said, hefting the cold tin. “It’s canned. Why freeze it? That’s duplicate food preservation.”
“Beats me,” Kris said.
“I’ll bet you anything it’s required by the food safety branch of the Department of Redundancy Department,” I said.
Kris gave me a blank look. “I’m gonna hit the store,” he said. “For ice cream.”
“Grab me a vacuum sealer while you’re there,” I said.
Another blank look.
Nobody appreciates my humor.
© Copyright 2021 by Jim Latham
Photo by Charles Deluvio on Unsplash
Published in Centina Pentina.
As a bonus, here are three stories I published recently in The Bad Influence.
Night Shift (50-word story)
Two Answered Prayers (50-word story)
Winter Above the Circle (50-word story)