18/100 Days of Creativity: My Little Pony

A guy walks into a bar and says to the bartender, “I’d like a beer, please.”
The bartender replies: “Sure, mate. What size?”

“What sizes have you got?”
“We’ve got pots, ponies, middies, schooners, pints, butchers, sevens, eights, tens, handles…”

“I’ll have a small one.”
The bartender pulls him a pony.

“Geez what a tidworth.” He drinks it in one quick gulp and says to the bartender “What the hell was that?”
The bartender replies: “It’s a drink for old ladies. Let me get you a real man’s drink.”

PS: There should be a punch line but there isn’t.


For 100 consecutive days I will write and post a short story (about 100 words) incorporating a randomly selected word from Afterliff: A new dictionary of things there should be words for.

Today’s word:
tidworth n.
The amount of drink in your glass when you ask for ‘a very small one’ and then are disappointed by how little you get.

Tomorrow’s word:
lydiard millicent n.
In the novels of Jane Austen, any character who is mentioned but has no dialogue.