Friday, October 12, 2007

American Graffiti

I recently represented my graduate program at a career fair sponsored by a private Christian college.

Like any modern public restroom, the interior of the men's room bore the marks of small-time vandals.

However, as with this school's curriculum, the distinction between secular and sacred was hard to discern in this sacrosanct chamber.

On the wall were scrawled a smiley face, a scripture reference ("Psalm 19"), and "PTL" (shorthand for the religious idiom "Praise the Lord") with a cross drawn in place of the "T".

What ever happened to the separation of church and stall?


Lisa said...

Some people have their best ideas while dreaming and scribble them down as soon as they awake. Others seem to think best while walking or running. You, my friend, seem to be most inspired by the bathroom. From Yahtzee ecstasy to the Blue Water to even the scribbles on the walls, you seem to find your muse. It seems to me that a "Congratulations" is in order for many walk through life without realizing where they should search for inspiration and others still must go to extremes for ideas. You just have to visit the restroom.

yajeev said...


Thank you for your thoughtful comment. Perhaps I should spend (even) more time on the throne.

Lisa said...

You are the king.

yajeev said...

All hail King Yajeev.


lisa said...


This is someday according to Ronald Regan, everyone's favorite president.

“To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last -- but eat you he will.”

I just hope that won't happen to you in the relief room.

Or ever.

Your Reganophile Wife