My afternoon session over, I’m part joking around with a student and part mentally prepping for the next day’s training when my train of thought crashed spectacularly. It must have shown on my face.
Student: You okay?
Me: Yes. No. Tomorrow.
Me: Yes, Tomorrow…
And this is what it sounds like when my brain fries
…and tomorrow, and tomorrow, creeps in this petty…wait no, that Shakespeare, that’s not tomorrow… creeps in this petty pace from day to day… NO!..Tomorrow never dies……what about tomorrow?… To the last syllable of recorded time… what the ever loving fuck?! I’m having a damn Shakespearean earworm!! …pace from day to day…day by day, oh dear Lord three things I pray…wait. What? No! My mind is shot…arrows… suffer the slings and arrows…GOD DAMN IT WILLIE SHAKES!…arrows…shot through the heart and you’re to blame…NO!…I will burn the heart…I have been reliably informed that I don’t have one… Oh Sherlock…Moriarty…Mycroft Masada Holmes…dammit no… Mycroft and Sherlock…broken heart…playing Operation…operations?…YES! Office of Operations! That’s who is coming in for training tomorrow!…
The mystery of tomorrow solved, I sigh in relief returning to what I was doing.
It was the very amused expression on my student’s face that informed me that entire stream of unconsciousness had in fact occurred aloud.
For the record I referenced:
Shakespeare's "Macbeth” and “Hamlet“,
James Bond’s “Tomorrow Never Dies“,
“Day By Day” from the musical “Godspell”,
Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love A Bad Name“,
From BBC’s “Sherlock”, the pool scene
A friend and fellow blogger whose name (Mycroft Masada Holmes) coincides with a character from the show and finally,
An operating scene from BBC’s “Sherlock”
At the halfway mark! Let’s see how others are slicing up their day:
Hahahaha. This made me laugh in my office. Out loud, though? That elevates it to a different level.
Loved reading the process you went through to get from point A to point B. All you can do is smile, look at your student, and say, “Did I say that out loud?” (A line form Sister Act.)
What a funny post! I think sometimes students don’t think we’re real people, but this is a very real moment. It’s funny to follow a train of thoughts.
Oh, how I wish I’d been there to see and hear that! And if I worked in OPs, I’d totally be teasing you tomorrow! 🙂 ❤