Fool on the Hill
Yes, indeed. Thanks for writing these, WS.
Wirestripper, if you are worried about being ID'd by OSA then please be very careful what you write. I'm sure they could already ID you from what you have said so far; it would just take time.The really sad thing is that 90% of the most entertaining (horrifying?) tales will lead swiftly to my being ID'd by OSA.
Ummmm. Seems quiet, I'm still gonna post my next O/W...
I mean, memory:
In CTO, the way to prevent the supes from surprising you was to sit in a corner, with large stacks of dictionaries to either side of you like walls.
One day, myself and a Bridge staffer named Neto Cepeda were tucked in a corner surrounded by a truly massive pile of dictionaries. In the midst of a truly revolutionary recitation of random pig noises. Neto shushed me.
Said I: "What the hell are you doing?!?!?"
Said he: "Just check it out, I want to try something"
He shushed me again. Keep in mind, this was the Practical Courseroom at CTO. A background roar was normal. Again I asked "WTF are you doing"
Again he said, "Just wait, This will be hilarious....Shhhhhh!"
He repeated the "Shhh" twice. On the second time, it spread.
"Shhhh", "be quiet", "Shhh", "Shhhhh" repeated around the room.
Soon enough, these ronbots, used to going silent at the sound of "shhhh",(touch-assist) were all completely silent. Every. Single. Person.
The CTO Practical room was a tomb. You could hear a pin drop into a pile of feather pillows. The "silent-for-touch-assist" drill had been so ingrained in these ronbots that any "be-silent" command was followed.
Approximately one minute of pure, blessed silence later, the LRH PPRO WUS screamed out "What the fuck! Get back to your studies!" in her weird, cup-haircut old Aussie accent.
But the moment had indeed come. One person saying "shhh" had set off a revolution of quiet for about a minute.
It was never to happen again. Neto's beautiful wife left him, and he blew back to Canada.
More again when it occurs.