Dec 04 2007

"I must not think bad thoughts."

Category: The Transcendental CowboyRandall Kelley @ 11:06

“I must not think bad thoughts.”
“I must not think bad thoughts.”

The Transcendental Cowboy is hearing this admonishment (from the Eighties L.A. Band X) jingle repeatedly through his brain, every time the idea tries to pop up in his mind.

“What,” you may ask, “is this idea that must not be thought?”

Well, it appears the Cowboy overheard a conversation as he lurked in the toilet stall in his building. Two men were discussing travel plans. One of them was lamenting the length of his flight to Indonesia, and the long layovers. “Who is that?” the Cowboy had thought.

The Cowboy had rushed his visit in order to exit his stall in time to see who it was. He hoped it would be someone he knew and liked well enough to wish them a great and happy trip. Instead, much to his dismay, it was his bosses’ bosses’ boss.

The man he has come to loath for his weaselly ways will be flying to the far East. The man he disdains for his lack of balls will be flying on numerous flights. The man whose presence in the room causes the hairs on the back of his neck to stand up is flying half way around the world, probably on dodgy airlines into questionable airports. The man…

“I must not think bad thoughts.”
“I must not think bad thoughts.”


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