From smack-bang in the middle of the bell curve

Halt! who goes there?!

In ISB on March 3, 2006 at 8:04 am

Its probably not the best time to be on campus right nowmainly because security personnel outnumber students. The ring-road surrounding the acad centre is dotted with everything from huge fire-trucks to jeeps with no doors (for rapid deployment of weapons apparently). Groups of policemen stand at every corner. Supposedly there are snipers around wholl take out anything that seems suspicious. Metal detectors at every entrance to the AC. Noone allowed to enter/exit the campus for the duration. Wonder if this is what it feels like to live in a military state. just the intrusive presence of all these men in uniform and otherwise (read plain-clothes not just lack of uniforms) is irritating.

The only good thing I’ve seen about the whole rigmarole are the snifferdogs. German-shepherdspowerfully builtyou can tell by their movements that they can be onto you in a flashand with their razor-sharp teeth you wudnt stand too much of a chanceif the situation so demandsbut calmalmost sereneas their eyes of the saddest brown survey all the activity around themsomething almost regal in their demeanor. Qualities I hold in high regardexcept maybe their urge to drink out of the toilet bowl J Reminds me why I intend to have a couple of these magnificent animals as friendshopefully in the not-too-distant future.

What with the procedures and controls, some of us trying to think of interesting things to do to liven things up

1. quietlyapproach a sniper from behind.till youre directly behind him/herand sayBoo!
2. get friendly with a sniper (not the one in step 1)express disbelief about their marksmanshipand ask them to prove it by hitting a targetpoint to someone you don’t like who happens to be around

3. this needs 2 people to go tearing down the path to the acad centrerun like your life depended on itstraight at the entrance with the metal detectors and all the gunsand just as you reach the entrance one person taps the other on the shoulder and says (within earshot of the very interested gaurds) Tag, youre it

4. decide to go for a jog along the ring-roadrun with a purpose…don’t maintain a straight linechange direction abruptlydroprollthen get up..run. a t-shirt with a bulls-eye painted on the front/back would complete the effect

5. go around saying to every security personnel you can find (preferably female)…”that’s not a gun in my pocket…I’m just happy to see you”…sheesh…blame it on the claustrophobia from being incarcerated…

feel free to comment with further suggestions

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  1. Once I stop laughing and my brain gets ticking…

  2. German-shepherds…powerfully built…you can tell by their movements that they can be onto you in a flash…and with their razor-sharp teeth you wudn’t stand too much of a chance…if the situation so demands…but calm…almost serene…as their eyes of the saddest brown survey all the activity around them…something almost regal in their demeanor. Qualities I hold in high regard…Very leonine..

  3. i think the word u’r looking for is ‘canine’…

  4. The qualities that you hold in high regard sound very leonine..powerfully built,…razor-sharp teeth,…calm..(deceptive may I add)..serene,…almost regal…

  5. it seems like you really have a lot of spare time on your hands…with all the screening and spying they do in the u.s, i think i’ll endanger myself if i comment further on that post of yours

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