I would protest against my pet peeves
Except, I’m not sure that “Honk if you want to end noise pollution”
Would work out so well
I like this funny little poem because it teases at the natural limits of something like protesting. Many people consider me a big-time protesters. Perhaps fewer people recognize that noise pollution is one of my major pet peeves. I love the sign that protesters have that say “Honk for peace” or the like. This is a great way to invite others to get involved in making a public statement about something very important. However, when you put these two things together: a honky protest and a desire to end noise pollution, the incongruity becomes comical. Life is funny! Thank God! Sometimes we just have to live into the mystery and find things laugh-worthy along the way, especially when dealing with serious or difficult issues. At some moments in life, it may not be possible to have both peace and quiet; it may be a choice of peace or quiet.