Stupid comes in lots of different colours,
Shapes and sizes, races, points of view,
Different times and different circumstances,
And we see it in most everything we do.

Stupid people make their ways through doorways
Then just beyond come to a grinding stop,
Block everyone who's walking in behind them
So they can't access the building or the shop.

Blocking seats with bags is plainly stupid
Done by those who think they own the space
Everywhere within a metre round them,
So shift their bags and get right in their face.

Forgetting what you wanted when you get to
The place where you had gone to get it, so
You have to go back to the start point, then you
Remember what it was. That's stupid, no?

Arriving at a photogenic venue
With all your very pricey camera kit
Only to find your batteries are all flat.
That indicates a stupid lack of wit.

Going out in British Winter weather
Wearing clothes that don't protect from cold and rain
That clearly shows a special kind of stupid,
Or a curious indifference to pain.

Getting home from supermarket shopping
Unloading all the groceries you've got,
Looking for the item that was vital
But was the only thing that you forgot.

Getting on the wrong train, bus or tramcar,
Missing and appointment or a date,
All differing varieties of stupid,
Like turning up too early or too late.

Forgetting names of those you've known for ages,
Or even worse, saying a name that's wrong,
Asking after the spouse that they're divorcing,
All verses in the 'I'm So Stupid" song.

Stupid comes in lots of different colours,
Shapes and sizes, races, points of view,
So before you damn stupidity in others
Confess and own the stupid that's in you.

09.12.2014