Starting the morning with a stale cup of coffee

The Lawn-Cutting Crew is a humor fiction blog. It's sort of like a comic strip, but without the drawings. It offers self-contained chapters and lots of laughs.

When I got to work the other morning, Benito, the owner, was sitting on a stool behind one of the work trucks, chomping on an unlit cigar. 

As I approached the shop carrying my lunchbox, I peered over his shoulder, trying to see what he was doing. 

It looked like he was sticking letters to the tailgate.

“What are you doing, Benito?” I asked.

“I’m working,” he said, not turning around. “And you should be doing the same. I’m not paying you to loaf!” 

“But I just got here,” I said. “I haven’t even clocked in yet.”

“Then go clock in!” 

“But I was going to grab some coffee first. I only got one cup this morning. Is there any in the shop?”

“I wouldn’t drink the coffee in the shop,” Benito said. 

“Then what’s that?” I asked, pointing to the cup beside his stool.

“Starbucks. I brought it from home.” 

“Why are you drinking Starbucks when we have coffee in the shop?”

“PER CARITA! Because the coffee in the shop is mud! I shouldn’t have to explain these things to such an  obstinate imbecile!”

“The coffee’s cheap, but it’s not mud,” I said. “Who made it?”

“You did!” he said, yelling. “Remember? Three days ago!”

“Oh,” I said. “Right. On second thought, maybe Crew Leader Carl will let me stop at Starbucks.”

Author: Allen

I’m a humorist and fiction writer, as well as the author of two books. One is a collection of humor, and one is a collection of short stories. Both books are available on Amazon. I always wanted to write a comic strip, but I can’t draw. Not even a stick-person. So that’s why “The Lawn-Cutting Crew” is a comic strip without drawings. I hope you enjoy!

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