Things I sometimes imagine against my will

  • Ceiling tiles falling on my taxi while driving through any of the Big Dig tunnels.
  • Water flooding in when in any of the Big Dig harbor tunnels.
  • Someone hip-checking me off the subway platform into the path of an oncoming train. (Or even just onto the third rail.)
  • My hand slipping when I’m shaving my underarms and the blade slicing open my eye, all Chien Andalou-stylee.


3 Responses to “Things I sometimes imagine against my will”

  1. 2fs says:


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    Trying to imagine the shaving posture wherein your eyes are remotely close enough for that last one to happen…

    The main one I can think of for me is sideways gravity-suck pulling me off the edge of, say, unenclosed atria in tall buildings. There was a place I worked many years ago, ten stories tall with an open atrium. Outside the elevators there was a half-wall probably four-and-a-half, five feet tall. I wasn’t comfortable going within ten feet of it: as I said, sideways gravity-suck.

  2. Editrix says:


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    You can never be too careful when it comes to sideways gravity suck!

  3. Terri says:


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    I also can’t help imagining that I will be pushed, trip, or even–in a fit of impulse–jump onto the T tracks.


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