Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Someone is waiting for you at home

...the road sign says.

Suggesting, presumably, that you should be careful, should try to get home safe.

(Though you could just as easily read it as a exhortation to hurry: someone is waiting for you at home.)

But what if it's not true? What if you're driving alone, late at night, back to an empty house? So that the sign is a taunt pushing you over the edge? So that you shut your eyes, spin the wheel wildly? The outraged cacophony of horns, the explosion of pain. Then darkness.


(This is why I don't drive)


blackmamba said...

yes. you got that right. nothing is more dramatic than loneliness. :)

Falstaff said...

BM: Except self-pity.

Space Bar said...

prop 1: nothing is always more dramatic that something.

prop 2: self-pity is nothing.

Chica said...

Excellent post ! We have similar signs here, n now u've totally changed my perspective :)

Falstaff said...

SB: No. Nothing is not more dramatic. Nothing is not dramatic at all. Nothing is the plain truth that all drama is an attempt to obscure.

Chica: Thanks

km said...

"Someone is waiting for you at home" is practically the outline of all horror films.

I *so* don't want to get home.

Anonymous said...

Okay, that struck a chord.
Not that I'm lonely but it really does show the limits of anything meant to have universal appeal.
Awesome description :)

Falstaff said...

km: Someone or some thing

Anon: Thanks

Anonymous said...

Very witty.


Priya said...

Very True!
Very neatly put!