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About vanyieck

There is nothing about me that is more interesting than you. I am a man. I have a wife and family. I have a career. I have two dogs. I

A Conversation With Gus

It happened so quickly Ted didn’t have time to react. He didn’t want to have a long conversation with Gus from Human Resources, but he and Sandy had a question about retirement planning. “… don’t you ever wonder if birds … Continue reading

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Where Things Come From

Oliver and Krista sat in the living room watching TV after a long day of work. “Did it ever occur to you, we don’t know where anything comes from any more?” asked Oliver. “Sure we do,” replied Krista. “Yeah? Where … Continue reading

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Turning Left in Rush Hour Traffic

It was rush hour. Dylan looked from the passenger seat of his brother’s car at the drivers around him. Everyone seemed so unhappy. “Did you see that? That woman was texting,” said Dylan. “I know,” said Steve, never taking his … Continue reading

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International Toilet Paper Week

The picture of Colton lovingly caressing a roll of toilet paper made Brody stop in his tracks. “What the-” said Brody. “It’s Toilet Paper Appreciation Week. A week when we take time to celebrate the considerable improvements toilet paper makes … Continue reading

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The Power of the Spork

Gunther poked thoughtfully at his moo shoo pork. “I think the greatest invention of the last one hundred years is the spork.” Tristan and Mack gave each other a look. “Um, the computer?” said Tristan, sarcastically. “What about electricity?” asked … Continue reading

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The Bad Smell Discount

The call over the intercom alerted Gordon to a situation in the bathroom department. He worked his way up to supervisor at the Mega-home Renovation Superstore, and he took pride in his customer service. Gordon rounded the corner and spotted … Continue reading

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Smelling As You Sleep

The waiting room of the medical lab was quiet. Curtis watched the wall mounted infotainment screen as Helena played a game on her cell phone. “It just showed a ‘Did You Know’ on the TV that said a person has … Continue reading

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