Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Shoulda known...

I really should have known...

when I saw the particle-board hotel sign tied to the bars protecting an upper level window...

I should have known when I sensed the tangible desperation in the cat-callish compliments of the qeued men in front of the door entrance...

I should have known when I had to pass through three gated and locked doorways just to get up the only flight of stairs...

and when I saw the dangling open lightbulb and the cigarette-burned carpeting...

I should have known when I bargained the price down from $45 to three packs of cigarettes...

But, I REALLY should have known when the channel that first came (literally) onto the TV when I hit Power was High-quality, hard-core porn...

I should have known then that I was in a hotel a perspective "teacher" should NOT be staying in the night before her interview.

But, there I spent the evening..., attempting to plan a lesson, create materials and rest, while all the time being serenaded by pogo stick-style, bouncing beds in the three rooms upstairs and on each side.
Occasionally, the squeaking and bouncing would stop for a sacred 90 seconds of sheer peace and bliss, then the metal gates would open and close, a door would drag shut over musty carpet, and the cycle would begin again.

Yeah, well, I know: I shoulda known...

But I also shoulda known that, albeit philosophically speaking a dung beetle is no different than a garage door opener, they cannot be used interchangeably...

that a captive audience is not always grounds for a strip-tease or a hokey-pokey performance

and that just because the cat's away, doesn't mean he won't come back to find the mice a playin'...

And, even though I shoulda known..., well... the world's still spinning (...it IS, right?), and I'm pretty pleased with the wobbling groove it's got going on!

6 comments:

Nicole said...

I always knew you were classier than most. Love ya, and hope it went fabulously with all your potential new seito...

Rabin said...

hey how did the interview go? another great post btw :)

Merry Christmas!

Dunzo said...

groove on wobble earth!

frustratedwriter said...

The hotel sounds better than half of the ones I've been in. Might need to get an address from you.

-c said...

nicole & r. - Thanks! And, yes, the interview went marvelously! Many laughs and realistic discussions on Education were had... (I even suggested the fiscally plausable need for all children to attend a Nile river-rafting trip while practicing kanji recitation..). Very good, indeed :)

dunzo- that wobblin earth seems always to be a-groovin'!Yeah!

frustrated- Yeah, it was high class! Address: 2 doors down from the liquor store, right at the shopping cart storage locker, and left at the discarded needles and diapers.

dingobear said...

Happy to hear your interview went well. When do you find out you're getting the job?