Not Ladylike. But Mr. P Was No Lady #1LinerWeds

My late friend Jane’s late father was a colorful man. Sometimes in a good way, sometimes in a bad way. But colorful.

For instance, if something went well, or if he wanted to accuse someone of being a slippery character, this (warning: not refined) was his description of it:

Slicker’n snot on a doorknob.

Ah, Mr. P, they broke the mold when they made you. Before or after, I hesitate to say.

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s weekly blog hop, One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner or just like them, follow the link.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about a doorknob, slick or otherwise.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Not Ladylike. But Mr. P Was No Lady #1LinerWeds

  1. pm laberge

    December 4, 2019 at 3:34pm

    WELL said!

    But do consider that the green or yellow runny stuff is even slicker and slipperier.
    For best results use Turtle Wax on the doorknob.
    It is the professional way to do it.
    Polish or not, at your option,

    Yes, I am no gentleman, either.

    For the very BEST results put 2 doorknobs in a pillow sack…..

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  2. Mitchell Allen

    December 4, 2019 at 4:54pm

    This is only the second time I’ve ever seen this idiom. Now, I’m obsessing over where I read it.
    All of this ignores the point: “Ewwww! Grosss!”



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