Thursday, March 08, 2007

Where Does The Time Go?

It goes in....

watching this woman at a meeting trying to eat an apple as noiselessly as possible. Very thoughtful of her, I must say, and she did achieve noiselessness for the most part. Except that this noble goal of hers forced her to eat in a manner that looked like she was, slowly and passionately, and that's just as it should be, french-kissing the fruit. Very distracting.

watching this restless desi programmer-type dude sitting next to me on a four-and-a-half flight, flapping one end of his seat-belt for fifteen minutes. When this fascinating activity no longer challenged his creativity, he finished his diet Coke, clenched the rim of the plastic cup with his teeth and began shaking his head up and down for a full five minutes. I kept an eye on him throughout the flight because I was curious to see what he would do with a folded boarding pass, the in-flight magazine and a mini-pretzel.

trying to imagine why someone felt the need to invent the phrase "making sure we are all on the same page". Forget being on the same page (Mark Foley would be very unhappy), most of us aren't even on the same book or even reading a book of the same genre.

And that's where it goes.

13 comments:

GhostOfTomJoad said...

Case # 1: This couldn't simply be a case of wishful thinking...imagining the scenario as one might have liked it to unfold? :-)

Case # 2: Wow! Wonder why he didn't notice that he was being watched.

Case # 3: Totally with you on this one...allows you to have a long, meaningless debate with yourself :-)

MockTurtle said...

I'm glad she wasn't eating a banana... you're perverted little brain may not have been able to handle that.

MockTurtle said...

your, not you're

Revealed said...

LOL@ Foley allusion

People watching is such fun!

Tabula Rasa said...

oh no, they forgot to give you the debriefing sheet. the guy on the plane was a stooge for candid camera.

and re: 'same page' -- didn't you ever do the newspaper dance?

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km said...

Tom Joad: wishful thinking? But I do not harbor a fruit fetish! :)

MT: Ha! But a perverted little brain would pray for a whole pineapple, no?

TR: Bhaaat is this newspaper dance?

revealed: A minor correction. People-watching under conditions of extreme stress is fun.

Brown Magic said...

you begin dancing (with a partner if you are cool enough to go to parties where members of the opposite sex are expected) on a single newspaper sheet.

every time the music is stopped, you must get off the newspaper, fold it in half and begin dancing again. if your feet stray outside the newspaper, you're out. the game continues fold upon fold until one person (or couple) remains. they are crowned the winner.

it is the highlight of their life.

Ph said...

Or watching this desi woman, with grey sweats and her husbands shirt, plus bindi, mangalsutra and additional gold chain very solemnly walking around the track at the gym. Carrying in a long handled red, yellow and blue plastic pouch with a see through panel her cell phone and car keys. We were transfixed.

km said...

BM: another mystery solved.

PH: hey, I've seen her at my gym too!

Tabula Rasa said...

what would we do without bm and her parenthetical asides?

Brown Magic said...

aww shucks.

ggop said...

I burst out laughing reading about the passenger in the seat next to you. :=)
gg