A limerick

July 31st, 2007 · 43 comments

Back in 2006, Austin in London didn’t feel like confronting his roommate about the masses of hair that were clogging the bathroom sink. Instead, he wrote him this special poem.

Adds Austin: “My roommate never actually said anything about the note, but he did clean the drain out by the time I’d arived home…so I assume he got the message.”

There once was a clog in the drain/That was caused by the hair of one's mane/The kind fellow said/

FILED UNDER: all clogged up · bathroom · London · pure poetry · roommates


43 responses so far ↓

  • #1   me, lame

    I would love people to stop submitting their own “passive-aggressive” notes. That is so egotistical, and lame. :P

    I’m lame and passive-aggressive, btw.

    Aug 1, 2007 at 3:07 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   lisa

    The self-submitted notes are boring, and as said below, lame.

    Aug 1, 2007 at 5:10 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   aggreement

    Team stop submitting your own notes!

    Aug 1, 2007 at 5:34 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   Team tired

    Team stop naming everything under the sun teams! That’s lame, too!!

    Aug 1, 2007 at 5:42 am   rating: 21  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   jake

      You sir, are a fucking moron. I’m sorry you were never accepted on any teams when you were a little boy. I can imagine you never had any friends either. Being a team, no matter what you are doing in life, is very important. Whether it be family, work, school, or friends.

      So do the world a favor, go hang yourself.

      Apr 1, 2008 at 11:45 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   not lame

    i actually think this is brilliant.
    clear, humourous and (apparently) got the point across. pretty damn good passive aggressive behaviour, if you ask me.

    and i’m not on a team.

    Aug 1, 2007 at 6:24 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   meta

    i wish there was a “thus” before the word “us” so that the meter would work. it’s a limerick; it has to be perfect.

    Aug 1, 2007 at 6:42 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   meta

    i meant a “thus” before the word “keeping.”

    Aug 1, 2007 at 6:43 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   jester bang

      I agree about the meter being off. It not only bothered me, but it was supremely disappointing.

      Apr 30, 2008 at 4:26 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   bean

      I wish it had said “hey that’s (the hair) from my head” too.

      Can we just rewrite this for him…

      Jul 22, 2008 at 5:00 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   T-Bone

    I agree that submitting ones own notes is silly. In my opinion, if the note is sent in by its creator, then it isn’t passive-aggressive; instead it becomes, “Look at my clever note and oh boy- I sure showed him!”

    That is a good limerick, though.

    Aug 1, 2007 at 6:54 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   Heather

    I sense a spin-off site: “Passive-Agressive Poetry.”

    If you have to say it at all, say it in rhyme.

    Aug 1, 2007 at 6:56 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Andy

    Since the limerick is not dirty, I give it a thumbs down. :)

    Aug 1, 2007 at 7:08 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Stephanie

    But it is dirty, Andy. It’s about drain hair. What’s more dirty than drain hair.

    Oh, and I’m totally supportive of passive-aggressive poetry.

    Aug 1, 2007 at 8:09 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   tobjar

    if it takes longer to write your little note than it would to fix the problem you are bitching about, then YOU’RE the douchebag, not the other guy.

    my guess is you could’ve cleaned that shit out in the time it took you to find a pen.

    Aug 1, 2007 at 8:16 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   Andy

    Well, there’s drain hair from your head, and drain hair from other locations. ‘Nuff said.

    Aug 1, 2007 at 8:41 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   will

    If I lived with you I’d clog every drain in the house.

    Aug 1, 2007 at 9:12 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   will

    I’m going to go write a note now and submit it.

    Aug 1, 2007 at 9:12 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   BoggyWoggy

    To be truly passive-aggressive, instead of writing the lame limerick and then photographing it (for the attention), it would be better to collect all of the guy’s drain hair for a month, then put it in his drawers, neatly hidden inside his favorite underweat! Then, he’d freak and think something was physically/medically wrong with him!
    Now, not only is that P-A, but also a good prank!

    Aug 1, 2007 at 11:47 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   BoggyWoggy

    Whoops…in his underweaR! I’m not sure what “underweat” is!

    Aug 1, 2007 at 11:49 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   Writer, Rejected

    The limerick is missing a few beats in the final line, which makes me have to agree with everyone else. Lame.

    Aug 1, 2007 at 11:57 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   Writer, Rejected

    I think I’m allergic to underweat—and also panty gluten.

    Aug 1, 2007 at 12:04 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Andy

    Panty gluten? Is that the result of a yeast infection? D’oh!

    Aug 1, 2007 at 12:23 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   robin

    weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    Aug 1, 2007 at 12:35 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Zsa

    Team: find your 15 minutes of fame elsewhere. And if you are goine to self-submit, make it better than this.

    Aug 1, 2007 at 2:40 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   Erin

    I think this is funny and must have been theraputic for the note writer both to write and to submit. Team you hataz wish you were as clever as the limericist.

    Aug 1, 2007 at 5:23 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   Potbelly

    Panty gluten?! I am so going to drop that term in casual coversation. If it goes over I will progress to thong seitan and boxer bran.

    Aug 1, 2007 at 6:02 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   T-Bone

    BoggyWoggy 16: YES. That would have been beautifully passive-aggressive. Or just throw the wad of drain-hair on his pillow or car windshield, rather than hide it.

    I liked “underweat”! Funny!

    Aug 1, 2007 at 7:55 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   Jaye

    I’m sorry, but that is a pretty crap poem.

    Aug 1, 2007 at 11:55 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   mikey mouse

    So everybody agree its a lamerick

    Aug 2, 2007 at 9:56 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   Andy

    mikey mouse: I love it. Add that term to the dictionary!

    Aug 2, 2007 at 10:36 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   Writer, Rejected

    Bad poetry and Boxer Bran give me a stomach ache…………….

    Team Lamerick

    Aug 2, 2007 at 10:38 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   Nutch bang

      everything you said gave me a stomach ache….and here i am trying to stop reading this website.

      Jan 1, 2008 at 7:47 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #30   Helen

    Should definitely be ‘thus keeping us sane’ How irritating to not be able to read stuff like this without wanting to correct it? Should leave myself a note to chill the hell put maybe.

    Aug 2, 2007 at 2:51 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   landshark

    An exchange I once overheard at my ex-boyfriend’s place:

    Bill*: Hey Joe*, did you just shave off your beard?

    Joe (who has very obviously just shaved off his beard): Um, yeah…

    Bill: Interesting…because the sink just grew one!

    *Names have been changed for the protection of the innocent.

    Aug 3, 2007 at 7:35 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   BoggyWoggy

    Okay, here goes:
    There once was a blogger name Austin,
    Who was not from the city of Boston,
    He wanted some fame,
    So he did something lame,
    _____________________________

    (Now, some help with the last line, please…)

    Aug 4, 2007 at 6:00 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   jen

    And now, he’s getting all tossed on.

    Aug 4, 2007 at 9:38 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #34   Spruce Moose

    I overheard this one years ago.
    Older brother (who was gay) left hair in the sink.
    Younger brother went into the bathroom and said, “I see you’ve brushed your teeth.”

    Aug 5, 2007 at 12:19 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   BoggyWoggy

    Go, Jen! I LOVE it!

    Aug 6, 2007 at 8:00 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   Amelie

    Austin in London. It’s all very confusing.

    Aug 6, 2007 at 11:52 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #37   macroon maker

    if he has the time to make up a retard of a limerick, he should have time to clean the drain.

    Dec 21, 2007 at 7:32 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #38   scatological poetry slam

    [...] a limerick [...]

    Jul 22, 2008 at 4:17 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #39   leroy mscpack

    hahahahah

    Jul 23, 2008 at 4:28 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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