An Afternoon Comment Diversion / Dustin Rowles
Comment Diversions | January 21, 2009 | Comments ()
Today’s comment diversion allows you to confess your sins to a captivated audience. The question is simple: What’s the worst thing you’ve ever done? Be honest, or as honest as you can without alerting the authorities. I fully anticipate that several of our … er … more obnoxious Eloquents will fabricate some fantastical bullshit, probably involving Vegas and prostitutes, but for the rest of you: I’d like to see just how seriously you can take it. And I get the feeling that Che Grovera, if he’s around today, may unofficially win this diversion.
As for me: Pre 9/11 (and, thankfully, pre Atlanta Olympics bombing), I did something incredibly foolish as a teenager. Some friends and I, for reasons that I can’t explain beyond mere stupidity, decided to blow up several mailboxes with pipe bombs in the middle of the night. The result: The following Monday, bomb scares cleared out the schools and many in the postal service refused to deliver mail. We were caught, of course. And arrested. Over the next few weeks, we became familiar with the state Postmaster General and the Tobacco and Firearms Commission. Fortunately, thanks to the fact that we were all band geeks, we got off fairly easy, and though one of us (the only one over 18) lost his admission ticket to Westpoint, the worst the rest of us had to do was some community service before having our records expunged. Yay for well-connected co-conspirators.