Smoke bombs

It’s interesting how sheer terror can cloud one’s memory.

This afternoon, after an unusually busy & frustrating morning, I was heading out of my office. As I was leaving, I sighed & uttered the apropos (and unedited) phrase, “F me.”

Here’s where the cloudiness sets in: I cannot remember whether I uttered it before I opened my door or as I was walking out of my office. The timing in this instance matters because as I take the 4th step from my office, I glance through the open door of a classroom, full of 30+ students quietly taking a test, to meet the eyes of the professor looking (disapprovingly, in my estimation) over their glasses at me. I am immediately awash with fear & struck with a mild, targeted form of amnesia as I cannot remember the point at which I unleashed the f bomb. I continue to walk down the hall with my eyes wide & my hand over my mouth as if I have just seen my grandmother naked……….again.

Remember in cartoons when a villain (or Batman) needs to make a timely escape & does so by releasing smoke bombs to cloak their flight? I was in dire need of such tools.

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3 Comments on “Smoke bombs”

  1. Kirsten Says:

    Of course, it’s a pretty good bet that at least one of those test-taking students was thinking the exact same thing.

  2. Jenn Says:

    EEeeeekkk.. the sheer horror of the situation. Yes, where was your cape ..and smoke bombs??

  3. St. Fiacre Says:

    Dude, it may be hereditary. Once I passed the ol’ man in the halls of the Science Building…well, I shouldn’t defame him on the innurnet. I’ll tell you some time in poyson.


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