The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

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Second Thoughts



I had come to the U today feeling a bit irritable.  My irritation was due to a dream (nightmare?) I had that reminded me of some very rude and unethical behavior by two people I have to sometimes deal with at the U.   Unfortunately, it was difficult to get it out of my mind

My first try at dissipating my irritation  was in my 5 mile walk this morning.  That will VERY OFTEN do the trick.  But unfortunately when I returned home, I still felt irritable about it.

My second thought was to come here and blog about these two people, and talk about all their horrible actions and how I rather disliked both of them now-a-days, where at one time, I thought they were fairly average.  But, I did not do that. 

Instead, my third option ended up being the charm.  While waiting for my computer to slowly warm up, I ended up going into my other (back) office where I sometimes hide.  There, I looked in my top left desk drawer and rummaged around the many different pouches of pipe tobacco I leave in there.  I found one especially potent and robust leaf I had not sampled in a while.  I sat down, pulled out a stack of papers I needed to grade from my bag/briefcase (or whatever-the-hell I should call it), filled up the bowl of my pipe with the robust leaf, and slowly and meticulously ignited  flame and leaf and inhaled a plume of the rich smoke deeply before I started to read the papers.  An hour  (and two pipes) later, I finished, and felt a lot less irritable. 

Food for thought, perhaps.

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3 Comments:

Blogger BBC said...

Why don't you just confront them with how you feel about them? Or are you a carpet for them to walk on?

Thursday, 06 September, 2012  
Blogger BBC said...

Carpets must spend a lot of time being pissed, hahahahaha

Thursday, 06 September, 2012  
Blogger austere said...

Unless its Pavlovian, i don't see the harm.

Friday, 07 September, 2012  

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