Thursday, March 08, 2007

Took my Fly Pole to school

I really didn't think it would be a big deal. I'm taking an art class at a local community college to fill out the last of my core credits for a degree.

We were drawing just stuff for one of our projects and I thought to myself I'll go out and get my fly pole and some flies to draw. That's manly, instead of the feathers, sea shells and foofy stuff that all the girls in the class were drawing. (I'm one of the three guys in the class to about 15 women).

So I went out to my car and grabbed my pole. It's kept in the typical fly pole case to prevent it from getting damaged.

I walked in without even thinking about it and the instructor stopped what she was doing and looked at me like a deer caught in headlights.

"That isn't going to hurt anyone is it?"

I looked at her like I didn't know what she was talking about and said "Not unless I pull it out and accidentally smack someone with it." I continued to my work area.

She still looked scared and asked "what is it?!"

One of the girls in the class piped up and said "It's his fly rod!"

About this time I got to my station and started to pull out my rod. The entire time the instructor keeping an eye on me till I got the fly rod out of the case, and only then did she relax.

... sigh. Apparently zero tolerance extents to anything that could possibly look like some form of weapon.

To be fair though after class when I was putting the fly rod back in it's case I accidentally poked a girl walking by.

Oops, guess it did hurt someone. No harm though and the girl said it was her fault.

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