It’s probably no surprise, but I’ll tell you anyway – recently, I’ve been watching Star Trek. This is not related to the pandemic, I’ve been watching Star Trek since 1966. Anyway, the episode I just finished watching is from the Original Series. The episode was “The Apple” and it’s noteworthy, if for no other reason, for the fact that four Red-shirts end up receiving a “he’s dead Jim” pronouncement from Dr. McCoy. A poisonous plant, an exploding rock, a lightning strike and a smack on the head by one of the few natives on the planet – all the many ways the ensigns got whiffed.
The episode had a large number of one-liners, but the one that caught my attention was when a young native woman wrapped a flowered garland around the wrist of Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock.
Kirk: “It, ah, does something for you.”
Spock: “Yes, indeed it does, captain. It makes me uncomfortable.”
The reason this jumped out at me is because it brought to mind all the things that I’ve had to wear, at various times, that made me uncomfortable. From neckties to dress shoes, from name tags to ID badges, from hard hats to hearing protectors, and of course, the uncomfortable item du jour, face masks.
This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s fun weekly series One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner, I’d encourage you to join in on the fun. You can follow this link to participate and to see the one-liners from the other participants.