Leisure and work

More About People
by Ogden Nash  

        When people aren’t asking question
        They’re making suggestions
        And when they’re not doing one of those
        They’re either looking over your shoulder
        or stepping on your toes
        And then as if that weren’t enough to annoy you
        They employ you.
        Anybody at leisure
        Incurs everybody’s displeasure.
        It seems to be very irking
        To people at work to see other people not working,
        So they tell you that work is wonderful medicine,
        Just look at Firestone and Ford and Edison,
        And they lecture you till they’re out of breath or something
        And then if you don’t succumb they starve you to death or something.
        All of which results in a nasty quirk:
        That if you don’t want to work you have to work to earn enough money so that you won’t have to work.


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