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Things That Annoy Me

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Things That Annoy Me

I reckon you could call me an old curmudgeon but that's alright!
I've been around four score and three and I have earned that right!
There are many things that annoy me but I'll mention just a few.
Hang in there with me as I attempt to get across my point of view!

Barkin' mutts and their inconsiderate masters drive me up the wall!
The droopy-poopy pants kids wear just makes my wrinkled hide crawl!
Cussin' in public by so-called ladies and gentlemen is so uncouth!
It annoys me that high-profile jerks don't set an example for our youth!

It nettles me when someone says they'll do somethin' and then they don't.
I'm annoyed with people who keep me waitin' which is usually their wont!
Careless drivers bug me especially jerks who think it's cute to tailgate,
And telephone solicitors who the serenity of my castle they desecrate!

I'm disturbed about those who flout the Constitution - 'tis an abomination!
It bothers me that we don't ask God's guidance for this troubled nation!
Pompous bureaucrats annoy me no end with their paucity of breedin'!
It rankles me to pay more taxes for which the guv'mint is ever pleadin'!

I ain't got no patience with a screamin' brat or a loud-mouthed dude,
(Nor people who murder the English language as I just did - it's so crude!)
I could ramble on and on ad infinitum about things that annoy me,
But I feel my blood pressure risin' so I had better let the subject be!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
(c) All Rights Reserved

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  1. Date: 2/22/2014 11:37:00 AM
    Lord have mercy hon' this write surely makes one wanna get the bur outta your britches on these aggrivatin' things ! I agree with you on this stuff a hundred percent! Tarnation if it don't make me more madder than a wet hen for these things you spoke of so eloquently darlin' friend! Only thing is when I get a bur in my britches I tend to get a might raw about it...lol. ;)

  1. Date: 2/17/2014 9:07:00 AM
    Those things do make us fuss! Great job!

  1. Date: 2/14/2014 1:28:00 PM
    Them Things would annoy me to Bob H., ... Stopping by with hugs, and Happy Valentines Smiles... I do miss you my old friend.. Wishing you the best.. Good luck in the contest... LINDA

  1. Date: 2/13/2014 6:08:00 PM
    Boy do I hear you LOL [Always a joy to hear from you Bob.] Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/13/2014 8:55:00 AM
    I agree with you on everything, even about the barking mutt, because I have one of them, but I am not inconsiderate, I call her down.

  1. Date: 2/11/2014 8:56:00 PM
    OH my! ..You are an old curmudgeon..but then so am I...I agree with you on everything..especially the tailgating..oh, and the saggy pants. could go on and on..I don't think that's a good sign..lol.

  1. Date: 2/11/2014 6:01:00 PM
    hey bob! this is a gem! i agree with you on most of the things on your list and i love the very entertaining and funny way you have of presenting things. i wish this poem had the power to change many of those annoyances...

  1. Date: 2/11/2014 8:00:00 AM
    Bob I must agree with these annoyances but then I'm just another crusty old dude. often call a dinosaur. Enjoyable read.

  1. Date: 2/11/2014 5:42:00 AM
    Well penned Bob! I love the matter-of-fact way the poem reads and the way you've brought up the various things that annoy you. It was a great read.

  1. Date: 2/10/2014 11:25:00 PM
    I really enjoyed this bob h, the more I read it the more its poetic beauty radiates, kudos for this great work my friend.

  1. Date: 2/10/2014 10:51:00 PM
    Sarge, this is another one that is joining my list of favorites.