Thursday, February 18, 2010

More About People by Ogden Nash

Wheew what a day! The perfect mail for today! Thanks G ! :)
      

        When people aren't asking question
        They're making suggestions
        And when they're not doing one of those
        They're either looking over your shoulder
      
        or stepping on your toes
        And then as if that weren't enough to annoy you
        They employ you.
      
        Anybody at leisure
        Incurs everybody's displeasure.
      
        It seems to be very irking
        To people at work to see other people not working,
      
        So they tell you that work is wonderful medicine,
        Just look at Firestone and Ford and Edison,
      
        And they lecture you till they're out of breath or something
        And then if you don't succumb they starve you to death or something.
     
        All of which results in a nasty quirk:
        That if you don't want to work you have to work to earn enough money so that you won't have to work.

4 comments:

prashslash said...

thought provoking poem !

raindrops said...

Nash at his witty best! Thank you for reminding of his lovely work! :-)

Anonymous said...

Really good 1 !!!

Tess said...

@raindrops - he's priceless isn't he! I have one of this books, i need to read a poem everyday i think :)