Opera Blunder

In 95 Words

By Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

In response to Sammi Cox’s weekend writing prompt and 95 word challenge: OPERA

Austria in 2000, a glorious trip. Sound of Music trilled through my mind as I toured estates, castles, landmarks, massive natural lakes and unbelievably statuesque mountains.

I attended my first opera there and as I was in Europe, the words were in English. Heaven! The
hors d’oeuvres were even more heavenly. Humongous ripe strawberries dipped in the most devine chocolate served with exquisite champagne. I had several of each.

The staff member handed me the bill. I had no idea each strawberry had cost $25.00 U.S. dollars and each glass of champagne was $40.00!


  1. Nope, Not Pam says:

    But you had a great time 😊

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    1. Oh yes! Cried during the actual Opera, so sad. But loved the live orchestra and music! 👍

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  2. Fandango says:

    What a ripoff!

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    1. Europe Upper Class …. The Opera! 🙈

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  3. The embarrassment was even ouchier!!! 😳


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