“It’s spelled ‘tire’ with an ‘i’, you idiot,” my boss says.
“I prefer tyre,” I say softly. “Helps me tell the difference between tyre as in ‘car tyre’ and tire as in ‘I’m tired of this job’. We don’t always have that luxury.”
I say casually, “For example, ‘ass’?”
“What do you mean, ‘ass’?”
“It’s spelled the same for a donkey or a rear end. And that can be confusing.”
His face turns red and he storms back into his office.
I guess it doesn’t really matter. Either way, my boss is still an ass.
Friday Fictioneers is a challenge set by Rochelle Fields where writers around the world create 100 word stories inspired by the one image. For more information see: https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2014/11/19/21-november-2014