Saturday, January 12, 2019

The Amazing Paul

Daddy Steve:  You may recall that Gotz boy Paul was named after a German octopus who also happened to be psychic (if not, you can read about it here: What's In A Name?).

At the time, the kids thought it just seemed like a cool thing to say, but now some are beginning to wonder if Paul really is psychic.  Opinions are divided...

Oliver: He really can predict the future!
Patrick: That's illogical.
Ravi: And just plain silly.
Ezra: Well, how do you explain it then?

How indeed?  It could be that he's merely a keen observer of human nature...

Paul: It vos Frank who ate all the doughnuts.
Holly Belle & Meghan: Oh, Frank!
Frank: >burp<  How did you know it was me??

Perhaps he's better at keeping track of time...

Paul: Daddy Stefe vill be home in 5 minutes.
Tyler: Oh no!
Mikko: We'd better clean this mess up!

Or maybe he's just good at telling people what they want to hear.

Paul: You vill meet a rich und handsome nobleman.
Daisy: Oh, I knew it!  Just like a Barbara Cartland novel!

Whatever the explanation, Sebastian and Rolf have decided that Paul's 'gift' could be a lucrative business.

Rolf: The Amazing Psychic Paul vill reveal your future for a mere 50 cents!

Paul: Ask me a question about your future und I vill consult the crystal pyramid.
Bowie: Aren't you supposed to use a crystal ball?
Paul: The crystal pyramid is better.  It gets right to the point.  That vos technically a question, but I vill let you haff that vun for free.
Bowie: Oh. Ah...okay...will I ever be a famous rock star?

Sebastian (whispering from under the table): "Reply hazy, try again."

Paul: Sorry mein freund, your future is not quite ready to reveal itself.  Come back later.
Rolf: Ja, und don't forget to bring another 50 cents.  Next!



4 comments:


  1. Mmm a Psychic... Paul.... even I would say it was Frank who eat all the doughnuts ;) He could be an observer of people, which could give him an insight into what could be in someones future..only time and an increase in his bank balance ( all those 50 cents ) will tell !
    But if he is a psychic...he'll know what the future holds... not a lot if
    Sebastian and Rolf are taking a big cut of the pot !

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  2. shrewd little devils, those kids. Poor Frank, that kid is in perpetual mischief! There's always one!

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  3. Paul does seem to have the gift of telling the future which can be a burden if the future is not so bright. The boys are all well dressed and it is nice to see them out and about and I hope Frank feels better soon. 😊 xxx

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  4. Some clever 'money-making' little Gregor imps you have here today.
    Mind you I'm all for such 'inventiveness'... especially if it brings in the money!

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