FOWC with Fandango — Modern


My neighbour Mr Fango could never be accused of being modern. It was clear to me that the cutting edge of technology had long passed him by.

I know this because he still used a push mower and hand shears to cut his hedge. Added to that his home had a fuel stove and Mrs Fango wore old lady shoes even in middle age.

I mentioned this to my mum and dad at the dinner table one night, and they told me that Mr and Mrs Fango belonged to an age-old religious group who rejected modernization in every way.

Though it was true, they had a telephone and one day I spied Mrs Fango greeting the pizza guy at their door. Mr Fango though always the wore the same khaki overalls every day of the week, and I think if he was a church goer he’d wear them there as well.

It came as a surprise one day to see a new car in their driveway as it turned out Mr Fango had come into a large amount of money and had splashed out on something modern after all.


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4 Responses to FOWC with Fandango — Modern

  1. Fandango says:

    What do I need to do to get my name as a beneficiary in Mr Fango’s will?

  2. Sometimes I wonder why people don’t keep up with the Joneses. Now I know it is because of money.

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