#FF — Si Lom Road


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They’d met at the Annual International Bingo Conference last year, when it was in his home town. He’d been captivated by the number of cards she could play at one time and by her dobbing skills. She’d liked his smile and his thoughtfulness. They’d learned they also shared a love of Scrabble. Countless zoomdates had transpired since then.

Serendipitously, the Annual International Scrabble Conference was being held in her home town this year. He flew in two days early. Her text said, “Meet me under the white tent on Si Lom Road.”

Years later they’re still laughing about it.

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Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the sunny host of Friday Fictioneers.

Please note:  the correct term for dobbing is daubing.

69 Comments Add yours

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    Sounds like they are made for each other.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Oh, I’d love to join the scrabble event! Good story.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I’m a long-time scrabble player myself but haven’t gone to any conferences for it. Thank you, glad you liked the story.

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      1. I’ve played all my life since I was able to spell too. I don;t think I’ve ever seen a conference or tournament for it.
        You’re welcome.

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          1. Oh, cool. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. neilmacdon says:

    That’s a new word to me – dobbing. In my culture, it means turning someone in to the authorities

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Oh wow! Very different meaning here. I went to bingo with my uncle many many moons ago. The hard-core players have bottles of ink with a spongy “dobber” on the end. The bingo cards are thin paper and come in sheets. It’s amazing to see these people and the number of “cards” they have and how quickly they dob.

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  4. Sadje says:

    Lovely story!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje! Sorry I missed your comment earlier.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome! No worries

        Liked by 1 person

  5. Michael says:

    Bingo, that surprised me, but it shouldn’t have

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Happy to surprise you 🙂

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  6. notestowomen says:

    Loved this. So romantic.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Nobbinmaug says:

    It sounds like they got the Bingo! If that can somehow be made to mean something clever. They might be board, but they’ll never be bored. Is that better? All right. They’re a good match.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Funny comment, Nobbin. They also played all 7 tiles on a triple word!

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  8. Dora says:

    Lisa,
    Sounds like the Bangkok tryst paid off! I wonder if either of them dared use “Si” or “Lom” as a Scrabble word. But no proper names allowed, alas! Great story. 🙂
    ~🕊Dora

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Dora, I love your comment, thank you 🙂

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  9. This made me smile out loud. What a sweet story. Well done, Jade/Li!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you! 🙂

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  10. Thats a beautifully crafted love story. From start to finish. Loved it, well done

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, a couple of nerds, who’d a thunk it.

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  11. ahtdoucette says:

    What a sweet story! Sounds like a lovely friendship.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, they do have a solid foundation of friendship and common interests. Thank you, Anne 🙂

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  12. plaridel says:

    it looks like the real thing. i wonder what’s next. 🙂

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  13. Anita says:

    Aha! They are still together!
    So their words matched with the destiny!
    Such a nice story with a happy-ending 🙂
    I love Scrabble too.

    Here is my story- The Red T-Shirt

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, they are 🙂 Thank you and glad you love Scrabble also.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Neel 🙂

      Like

  14. pennygadd51 says:

    Bingo! They like each other in the real world as well as in the virtual one. Mutual interests and an ability to laugh at yourselves are an excellent foundation for long-lasting love.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Penny, yes they are!

      Liked by 1 person

  15. memadtwo says:

    A happy ending! (K)

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  16. Dear Lisa,

    What a happy, uplifting story. Sounds like Zoom scored a triple word for them. Lovely.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rochelle, so happy the story pleases you. Thank you for your wonderful comment.
      Shalom,
      Lisa

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  17. GHLearner says:

    That’s so sweet. They’ll have a good time together, never boring.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes 🙂 Thanks for reading and commenting, Gah.

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  18. draliman says:

    It sounds like they’ll make the perfect couple 🙂

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  19. I haven’t had a dob for years! Perhaps I should, you never know!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Now is that a British dob or an American dob? 😉

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      1. That is the question!

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  20. Fabulous story to brighten up my evening.
    I love a feel good story. You hit a home run, Lisa.
    Zoom is going to bring many, many together. I wonder
    if those relationships will last longer?!!! Mmmmm ,,,
    Be Safe
    Isadora 😎

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Isadora, thank you and glad the story brightened up your evening. Ideally one of them is better at bingo and the other better at scrabble 😉

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      1. I enjoy both but scrabble is the one hubby and I compete to win.😎

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Na’ama 🙂

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  21. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    Two game lovers and lovers….
    Jen and I wandered into a bingo place when we were in our 20s…these women were playing 3-4 cards and they were pros…Jen and I couldn’t keep up with one! They were calling numbers incredibly fast.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I know! I couldn’t keep up either! And the players have their good luck charms and rituals to try to win. It’s what I would loosely call a “gambling cult.” I think that casinos have replaced bingo for the most part now.

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        We felt totally inadequate in that place lol. I felt like a rookie being taken to the cleaners by pros. We finally left after an hour or so.

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  22. What used to be a match made in heaven is now made on Zoom. I must say, some people’s dobbing skills are very impressive.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks for reading and your comment, Michael.

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  23. Laurie Bell says:

    Aw a romance via zoom. Lovely story!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks!

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  24. Bingo and scrabble, zoomdates and conferences. A lovely story they have to enjoy. Sweet romance, Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you and glad you enjoyed the story, Brenda 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  25. Charming story, I like the slow build up to a full blown romance. Clearly they have a lot in common – first bingo then scrabble. !

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, WWM 🙂

      Like

  26. granonine says:

    Because I’m a word nerd, I have to point out that “daubing” used to refer to people painting, or children playing with their water colors. It was also spelled “dawbing.” In the Midwest, a “dab” was just a little bit. The only definition I found for “dob” was to “dob in,” meaning to fink on someone. Perhaps there is some connection to “dabbling,” but I didn’t have the patience to check that out.

    None of the above is of great importance. Just interesting to a word nerd 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Wow who knew there was all that to it. From what you discovered, daub is probably closest to what bingo players do.

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      1. granonine says:

        Yes, agreed. My curiosity was piqued because I’d never seen “dob” for anything other than “date of birth” 🙂

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  27. subroto says:

    Looks like they got together faster than you can say Clickety click. Sweet story.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      When passions (i.e. interests) collide, passions collide 😉

      Like

  28. Carol anne says:

    How romantic! Now that is what you call love!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes! It’s grand!

      Like

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