A week or so back wordweaverlynn posted a link
to Oxford University's "Top Ten Most Irritating Words." Of course the first thing I had to do was wrap them all in a paragraph, but...the Muse demanded more. Why, I'm not sure.
At the end of the day, it's fairly unique,
I personally think, at this moment in time,
With all due respect, it's a nightmare, and
D D G
We shouldn't of, twenty-four seven, absolutely.
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... You know, it's not ... rocket science.
I was sitting in a meeting at the end of the day
People going on in the same old way,
Making their points, keeping score,
And it came to me, I've heard this before,
A lot of it...every bit of it...many, many times.
Here's the hotshot, with his shiny new plan,
Ramming it through as hard as he can,
Going on fifteen or twenty-five minutes,
Then some old fart goes and pokes a hole in it
"With all due respect...." bursts his bubble...lets all the air out...down in flames.
Marketing's got another proposal;
I personally think it belongs in the garbage disposal.
It's fairly unique, but at this moment in time
I'm only waiting for the clock to chime
Five o'clock...so near...and yet so far.
That was my life, twenty-four-seven
So close to the top, so far from heaven
Then it hit me, what am I watching the clock FOR?
The thing that interests me here and now -- is the door!
Marked "EXIT"...right this way...it's not rocket science.
So I got up and I said farewell
My boss reared back, said "What the hell?"
I smiled, and maybe I shouldn't of
But I said, "Sorry, I've got to shove,
I'm outta here...absolutely...but going forward...have a nice day."
And that was the end of my office career,
And the start of several eventful years,
Now money's tight, and there are things I lack,
But one of 'em's a desire to ever go back
To sitting in meetings...playing buzzword bingo...it's a nightmare.