Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Haiku/Gesundheit (Volume XLI)

never take out the trash while wearing flipflops

five second trash break
turns into 10 cold minutes
blinds fall, engage lock

at least maude didn't chew on your ipod

baby tomato
sits like a tooth-marked clown's nose
on your fallen coat
concerning the death of anna nicole and all the anna nicole's to come
(paris hilton, nicole ritchey, lindsey lohan, etc.)

morning noon and night
we watch tragedies unfold
for entertainment
why should i hide in my car in shame if i want to nap during lunch?

science proves what i've
believed for most of my years
please may i nap now?


Anonymous said...

OK, now I don't feel so bad when I always carry my keys with me to take out the trash even if I don't lock my door. (OCD? Who is OCD?)

I thought there was another study that said naps also increase worker productivity. When will bosses learn?

thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

BPP - Believe it or not, this wasn't something keys could help me with. It was the sliding lock you can only engage from the inside. That's what made my situation all-the-more special.

The best part was the look on Maude's face when she realized I was trapped outside. Wish I'd had a (working) camera at the time.

And, yep, this wasn't the first study to tout the value of a good nap. Which just goes to show... most employers value productivity over the health of employees, even when the former can put the latter in jeopardy. Employees are a renewable resource, after all.

Matt said...

Is your blog named after the "barbaric yawp?" That's all I seem to recall from AP English in high school.

A reading suggestion, if you ever get the chance. "Steal The Bacon" by Charles Martin.

thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

Matt - Yep, I certainly had Whitman in mind when I titled the blog. But if I'm taken to court by Walt's descendents over copyright violations, I'll deny it.

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