Saturday, April 2, 2011

In situ - 160

She’s running late
seems scattered
a little too chatty.
Suddenly,
this two hour overview
stretches to 3 hours -
torture

and a writing assignment.
Red Asphalt, anyone?

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It was parent's day/orientation at driver's training.
Having spent over 60 hours in the passenger seat with the boy,
I'm pretty confident that he'll do very well.

Until, that is, we sit through 3 VERY long hours of content
and stories plus videos with lots of blood.
And there's more to come - 45 hours worth!

If not for texting back and forth with my partner in boredom,
I might have had to kill someone. With my car.

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Monkey Man
writes themes in 160 characters, including spaces.
It's probably all that texting across the classroom that inspires him.

Visit him and give it a go, if you're brave enough - it's not as easy as it looks!

9 comments:

G-Man said...

They still show blood vids?
Did they provide Barf Bags?
Loved the retro shot!
Nicely played...G

Brian Miller said...

hehe. i am sure he will do fine as well...hopefully....and ugh, i know the feel on sitting through boring classes...

Monkey Man said...

Thank God for a sense of humor or Red Class Room it might have been. You so captured that event in only 160. You are awesome.

joanny said...

PG

Love this poem/dialog. You describe the experience very well with a twist and a sense of humor. The visual image is terrific. Have a great day.

Joanny

Alice Audrey said...

Talk about counter productive. *shaking head at bureaucratic stupidity*

Wayne Pitchko said...

nicely done....thanks for sharing this

Everyday Goddess said...

excellent 160! i liked the mata hari post too.

kkrige said...

Ugh, doesn't sound like a fun way to spend the day, but you will get your very own chauffeur soon out of the deal! :)

Jingle said...

lovely,

smart play...