I am a student of human behavior
The funny, the sad, the annoying, and worse;
When faced with "those people", this view is my savior--
I take it all in, and I write it in verse
The clipping of toenails, the cracking of knuckles,
The scratch of a knife or a fork on a plate
While some pull their hair out, for me it's just chuckles
I find things amusing that others may hate
The grocery-store fast lane, with one extra item
The dog that's been barking from midnight to three
Examples come quicker than one man can write 'em
They bother some folks, but they don't bother me!
The internet comments I've often predicted:
"This story was simply a waste of my time!"
So, too, was the comment they rudely inflicted
On us, which I notice and add to my rhyme
NPR has a piece up on a new book by a couple of NPR-affiliated authors--Annoying: The science of what bugs us. As is completely predictable, the comments there are great fun.
I was giving final exams, and thus trapped like a rat in a cage for about 4 hours this morning; the above verses are the product. It's not (as yet, anyway) a complete work, but I have grading to do, so I will leave it to my readers to vent their annoyances or celebrate their lack thereof.
Back to work. How annoying!