The First Politeness Awards

The First Politeness Awards

A Story by Chopstix

"Please, you may go" "No you should" "I insist" ... Will the madness ever end.

The First and Last Politeness Rewards in Two Thousand Nine

Carl Johanssen set his first place trophy for most polite person of 2009 on the passenger seat, exited the parking structure on Beverly and approached Rampart.  Miles Gooding, along with the second place medallion, took the Rampart exit.  In recognition of the resulting traffic jam, the 2010 Politeness Awards were canceled.

© 2017 Chopstix

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Author's Note

For 55 word story contest. Strict rules on word count.

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Added on February 11, 2017
Last Updated on February 11, 2017
Tags: Politness, traffic jam, beverly and rampart, los angeles



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