If I had known y'all were coming, I would have worn something nicer

Dec 12 2008 Published by under Uncategorized

Well, thanks to Drug Monkey for highlighting this site yesterday and basically increasing the traffic here ten-fold. Unfortunately, I don't have a ton of time today to be insightful or witty because the list of things I need to finish in the one day I am in the office is ridiculous and our "building that is about to be demolished so they won't fix anything in it" flooded in several places last night, leaving me with a mess to clean up as well. Instead I'll leave you with my first picture post of the blog as a figure "Dr. Isis style".

Fig. 1. I like traveling to the south and enjoy the people and culture, but I am glad not to live there because of the need to put up a sign like this. One hopes to live in a place where it is taken for granted that people know not to bring guns to airports. I don't ask much.

4 responses so far

  • Ambivalent Academic says:

    I feel the same way about schools, libraries and hospitals...and yet it seems that it is necessary to specify that guns are not appropriate in these places. It's stenciled onto the door at every entrance to every public building. Makes me feel so safe!

  • Professor in Training says:

    Hahaha - those signs were all over the airport and government buildings in Postdoc City and totally freaked me out when I first arrived from the land far, far away!

  • Arlenna says:

    I felt like I was in a future dystopic movie when I went back to my frosty, northern midwest hometown for a visit from grad school (about 7-8 years ago) and found those signs newly put up everywhere. I also assumed people would know not to bring guns into airports, bars, dance clubs, pancake restaurants. I'm glad to find your blog, I started as a new faculty member about the same time you did and it IS nice to have a place for virtual commiseration!!

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