May 26, 2005

Snort Not Lest Ye Be Snorted

The snorter in the next cubical reminds me of St. Therese. Not because he wears a habit or is a Doctor of the Church but because St. Therese taught suffering small annoyances with patience is meritorious. And surely they don't get any smaller than this. So I've tried to look at it in St. Therese's light. Only once have I radically failed; a (nearly) involuntary snort of my own when once he walked by my cubical as he engaged in a honker. Humor seems a great aid in dealing with minor anoyances although full disclosure requires that I don't recall reading that in "Story of a Soul"...
To Tune "Killing Me Softly"

Snorting quite loudly through his nasal cavity
Singeing my ears with his sounds
Driving me crazy with his song
Driving me crazy with his song
At irregular intervals, he snorts loud
Driving me crazy
...with his song.

I heard this is quite common
in his native country
And so I began to see it
as my problem after awhile.
I prayed that he would finish
but he just kept right on...
REF: Driving me crazy...

He snorted as if he knew this
would cause me dark despair
And then he snorted right near me
as if I wasn't there
But he was there, this stranger,
snorting clear and loud
Snorting quite loudly while wearing earphones,
Singeing my ears with his song,
REF: Driving me crazy...

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