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Drivers Wearing Hats

Now you may think that these things cannot be true,
But following extensive research, something that I do,
I can completely reassure you, these annoyances are fact,
So please forgive me, if I appear to be a little short on tact,

Driving behind anyone wearing any kind of hat
Is like crossing the path of a  big, black cat
You’ll be stuck driving below the limit of speed
By the your long journey’s end, you’re frazzled indeed.

Watching television with this sweet husband of mine,
He talks and lectures the TV, earplugs would be sublime,
Grabbing a cup of tea quickly on the commercial break,
You open the frig to find the milk is empty- oh for pitty sake.

You need to call a company to ask a simple question,
The never ending electronic choices, gives me indigestion. 
Why or why can’t  there be a human to answer my  call,
I promise I won’t talk long, the time needed would be small.

I love children dearly but I think its important to stress,
Parents should parent, its their responsibility to address,
There is nothing more annoying than going out for a fine meal,
To have little ones scream and run wild, to me, its a big deal.

These small annoyances puts my patience to the test,
I remind myself not to sweat the small stuff, that’s best.
When you consider all the things that others must endure today,
My annoyances are just trivial, so I’ll just smile and be okay.

Written July 26, 2011
For "What Annoys You" Contest
Won 3rd Place

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  1. Date: 8/3/2011 9:29:00 PM
    : ) nice one Lee. Well explained. Congratul,ations on a fine win

  1. Date: 8/3/2011 11:15:00 AM
    well done. lee..a rousing applause to you for the shining win! ..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 8/3/2011 11:10:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 8/3/2011 7:18:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in Natalie's contest Lee. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 10:36:00 PM
    Sweet! Hear ya about the big deal. Congrats on the win.

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 9:55:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Lee. Excellent. Nice going. Ralph

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 9:18:00 PM
    Congrats Lee on your wonderful win with this amazing write and entry luv.. awesome piece..

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 9:15:00 PM
    Congratulations on the third place win in the contest , lee

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 7:45:00 PM
    Lee-I love it-Congrats. on your win!

  1. Date: 7/28/2011 10:21:00 PM
    You must be in the middle of all this stuff because you know how to tell it. Keep up the good writing.

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage
    Date: 7/29/2011 9:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Elizabeth for your most generous comments. Lee
  1. Date: 7/28/2011 4:04:00 PM
    Good one about some of the bad things in life..Enjoyed reading your thoughts..Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my situation...Keep the creative pen flowing..Sara

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage
    Date: 7/29/2011 9:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the motivation. Lee
  1. Date: 7/27/2011 1:03:00 AM
    Well you had me smiling with this one Lee, really love how you ended it as well. wishing you all the best for the contest ;) tc Wilma

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage
    Date: 7/29/2011 9:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I really enjoy poking fun at things. Thanks for your comments. Lee
  1. Date: 7/26/2011 9:31:00 PM
    beautifully done with nice expressions, Lee

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage
    Date: 7/29/2011 9:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much. Lee
  1. Date: 7/26/2011 12:00:00 PM
    lol! Good one Lee. Yes! The last stanza says it all. Great writing, my friend. See you Thursday. Also, thank you for all your kind comments on my writing - I haven't written much poetry as of late - busy writing my novel as you know. Elaine

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage
    Date: 7/29/2011 9:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Elaine. With your encouragement I keep writing and trying out new forms. Lee
  1. Date: 7/26/2011 10:53:00 AM
    Lee u said it all so very well..especially the annoying children screaming in restaurants while one is trying to have quiet time and enjoy.. here in N.J. two of our eateries have posted signs one under age 7 allowed in.. go to Mickey D's instead..oh the controversy.. good luck in the contest ..this is terrific luv..

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage
    Date: 7/29/2011 9:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I hope people don't take offence to my poem but I raised two children who I was able to take out and they did not make a peep when they went to a restaurant. Its just common courtesy. Thanks for your kind comments.
  1. Date: 7/26/2011 8:20:00 AM
    very very well done Lee. A whole parcel of annoyances that tend to grate the nerves. i'm sure many including myself can relate to these. I had not noticed this contest yet. I may dig into my complaint dept also if a get a little time. It's quite a storehouse of material! : ) no lack of inspirations there ! I enjoyed this poem and it should do very well in the contest. Thankyou so much for the honor of your reading my poetry and your comments

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage
    Date: 7/29/2011 9:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for your positive feedback. I so enjoy your poems and comments. It makes my day. lee