WTF Wednesday: Messing with Rand (a short play)

My husband is a lovely and trusting soul. He has this persistent and annoying belief that humans are good at heart, despite my greatest attempts to contrary. I can’t seem to quash his faith in people, nor eliminate that sparkle of hope that permanently shines in his eye. Behold:


That doesn’t mean I haven’t tried.

Unfortunately, he’s now on to me, and doesn’t tend to believe most things I say (After I drove a friend of ours home from dinner, Rand asked if he got home okay. Me: “Yup, but he’s a lousy kisser.” Rand’s reply was, “Oh. I’m sorry to hear that.”) Fortunately, certain members of my family still have some degree of credence in his mind. For instance, up until a few weeks ago, Rand did not think my uncle was full of it, or at the very least, he figured he wasn’t trying to give him giardia.

Foolish Rand.

And so I present to you Rand’s afternoon with my uncle in Rome, or, How the Sparkle Turned Into a Scowl.

Act I:

Act II:

Act III:


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  • Kristina

    Hilarious! You CAN drink from the smaller running fountains (they kinda look like fire hydrants) all over Rome however.

  • Monique

    This. Is. AMAZING!! I died of laughter. Twice. The speech bubbles make it! Looks like a beautiful trip though.

  • Richard

    You need to make that a series!

    • Everywhereist

      Oh, I think I might. :)

      • Wendy

        I agree! This has viral web series welcome in inboxes everywhere written all over it!

  • Timo Smeets

    ahaha fantastic! Great post! All the other ones are great as well, don’t get me wrong, but this one, because of the idea I have of you both (although, unfortunately I’ve never met you guys)made we want to comment… I really think / feel Rand is this kind of person, and that’s because I follow him with great enthusiasm :)

    Love to read your blog!


    Timo Smeets

    • Everywhereist

      I am so glad you like it, Timo! (Great name, btw!)

  • Jen Sable Lopez

    Thank you for this. It just made my day. :)

  • Itai

    My lungs are hurting from laughing!!!

  • jamie

    Sick with envy. From now on, all photos on my blog will have speech bubbles. Just as soon as I figure out Photoshop.

  • Lindsay

    HAHAH! I needed a good laugh today! Thanks Geraldine!

  • Juliano Leme

    ahaha fantastic! Great post!!!

  • Arne-Per Heurberg

    AWESOME. You are a good writer. Thanks for keeping WTFWED GOING. I promise to get my hinnie moving on my blog! Fun story too.

  • Spencer

    Ahahaha, those were some great pictures too! My favorite by far:

    • Everywhereist

      That was genuinely his response when my uncle said he hadn’t tried the water in 30 years. It was brilliant.

  • Anonymous

    Rand- I did not know you were so gullible. I would love to see what happens when you go to Paris with your uncle! ha! Rand look AIR! —->

  • Emanuele

    Hi, the roman water from fountain is safe :) The most famous are the “big nose”!

    The query in G is: “nasone roma” , enjoy

  • Jason

    I have decided that I want Rand to do a guest blog on your site. This must happen.

  • SpunkyGirl

    This. Is. Fabulous.

  • Kristy

    Note to self, no traveling with your uncle! Hysterical! Absolutely love it :)

  • Mike C

    LOL oh man. That’s entertaining.

  • Marie Haynes

    Haha….that must have been a lot of fun to create!