A little after 4:00 p.m. on Friday (as if anybody on campus is watching the clock?) . . . a weekend waits, tantalizing moments away.

How’d we say it in ’68?

“Let’s split this scene!”

The best scene to split on Friday afternoon!

The best scene to split on Friday afternoon!

How does one split a scene?    Even as figurative expression, that makes little sense. But no matter, other figures that have the same meaning are equally senseless. For example, …

let’s hit the road…

let’s jet…

let’s haul ass…

let’s beat it…

let’s get the hell out of here…

Oh, well, it’s too late in the day in the week to make sense out of silly tropes and figures of speech.  What does make sense is turning out the lights and locking the door behind the scene that I’m walking away from for a couple of days.  That’s the best scene to split . . . especially on Friday afternoon.

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