Saturday, April 2, 2011

In situ - 160

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

and a writing assignment.
Red Asphalt, anyone?


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.

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!


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...


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.


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...


smart play...