A Sticky Problem
"Well, that's quite the conundrum." Uncle Pete stared at his wedged, portly namesake. "Maybe if we poured a bucket of cooking oil over him, he'd slide out."
Poor Peter, all three hundred pounds of him, wailed from inside the well.
The Challenge: Write a story between 20 and 40 words long in which the story's first word is exactly the same as its last word. Furthermore, that particular word cannot be used anywhere else in the story.
Try not to make a character's name the first and last word.