Thursday, March 27, 2008

WHY DO THIS?!?!

i spackled sausages to a hostel door in sydney australia.

it was july 2000 (australian winter), i was there for 5 weeks to study health law & professional responsibility with about 30 other american law students.

it was sausage links from the dining room attached with vegemite & it was small & tasteful and said "EXTRAORDINARY" (any photos have been tragically lost in a disposable camera neglect accident.)

the room's occupant sent an email to everybody in the group the next day titled 'petty vandals,' and it was extraordinary, recounting when the maid, emerelda, found it, thinking it was human fecal matter, yelled at him: "WHY DO THIS?!?!"

the reason we did this was the room's occupant was perceived to be haughty & pretentious, and took himself extremely seriously, not unlike many law students, using 50 cent words such as 'extraordinary' during class for no reason. and rather than be caring compassionate people and ignore this, his door was hit.

8 years later i'm not really that sorry. is this a character flaw? righteousness? playground bullying? the maid had to clean the same amount as wiping a plate, and while in reality it only caused him to take himself more seriously, it made sense at the time. and i'm pretty sure pretentiousness is a force worth fighting.

6 comments:

kid D said...

i once left shrimp tails underneath a young woman's bed because she thought her shit didn't stink. after days of everyone telling her she smelled like fish, the tails were discovered. i think she was humbled a little by the incident. if not, it made me feel better. and no, i do not feel guilty.

phil said...

More 50 cent words:

Outrageous
Ad nauseam
De facto
Retroactive

skippy haha said...

nice kid d! that is almost the exact same thing. great idea with shrimp tails.

phil how about 'perhaps' ?

phil said...

Good one!

Patches said...

More 50 Cent words:
Cutmaster C
In Da Club
Thug Love
G-Unit
Hustlers Ambition
Gunz Come Out
Wanksta

skippy haha said...

you mean fiddy