Thursday, May 1, 2008

Dante's Rump

Sometimes in the bathroom at work you can hear somebody flushing the toilet from one of the floors above or below us and you can hear it trickling in OUR toilet. It reminds me of that part in Dante's Peak when the two young lovers are in those hot springs and the lava bubbles up slowly at first but then it engulfs them and they sort of burn up and evaporate to their deaths. Such vulnerable little humans, and really there's no stopping the universe like that. So then I freak out a little bit about lava coming up out of the toilet and searing my bum. Then I have to ask myself, honestly, why worry about such things? If something like that is going to happen, it's going to happen.

And also, probably it won't... right?

8 comments:

Saule Cogneur said...

Lots of people say that whatever happens is God's will, which you cannot fight. That said, I'm still going to avoid stupid things that will kill me any chance I get.

The Dancing Newt said...

heheh... like going to the bathroom at work, right?

Confuzzled said...

Is Massachusetts a terribly volcanic state? If not, I'm gonna have to say it's an unlikely scenario.

(Also, thanks for a badly needed laugh)

Thirdmango said...

Looks like we'll have to start calling you Cherry-Bum or Cherubim.

Beth said...

Well, honestly, I think you can probably just hear the water trickling in the pipes, not necessarily in your toilet. The effluent system can be quite noisy when it really ought not to be.

Molly Sue said...

Or maybe...it could. Oh my goodness we think to much alike.

Sad for a While said...

Perfectly reasonable fear. I fear sharks attacking me in my bedroom in the attic in Belmont.

Katya said...

SC - "I'm still going to avoid stupid things that will kill me any chance I get."

Um, like getting a water burn on a hike?