Dim-Witted Driver (Updated)

Dim-Witted Driver (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

A dim-witted driver named Ed
Often finds that his battery’s dead.
He’s forgetful most nights
And he leaves on the lights.
That’s why Edward is no longer wed.

As always, please feel free to write your own limerick, using the same first line, and post it in my comments and/or on my Facebook post.

Note: My husband Mark is a frequent source of dead battery-inspired humor, including these two humor columns: Tow Guy Blues and False Alarm. Thus far, however, we remain married. In fact tomorrow’s our 31st wedding anniversary.

UPDATE: Happy National Battery Day (celebrated yearly on February 18th, in honor of physicist Alessandro Volta’s birthday.)

UPDATE 2: Check Your Batteries Day falls on the second Sunday in March.

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8 Responses to “Dim-Witted Driver (Updated)”

  1. A dim-witted driver named Ed
    Is the guy other motorists dread:
    In the left, passing lane,
    To a honking refrain,
    He putters on, half-steam ahead.

    (The Web site isn’t mine, but it is apropos.)

  2. And, having fulfilled the requirements in one verse I take the liberty of changing the adjective, because ol’ Ed changed in the writing.

    A preoccupied driver named Ed
    Channeled Frost: If the other road led
    To more cars and exhaust,
    He would rather be lost.
    So he took the less-traveled, instead.

  3. madkane says:

    I enjoyed your limericks, Janet, especially the Frost one. By the way, I’m a member of Oedilf, though I haven’t been active there in quite some time. It’s an excellent group and site!

  4. Thanks!

    Come baci, come back! :-)

    I just realized (O, the embarrassment) that I wrote “because of Ed changed” in my second message (which was actually the first one I wrote, but i wanted to play by the rules, so I wrote the second). .

    You’ve got an interesting place here.

    Should you feel like talking books & writing, I’ve used the web site of my online home base (member since 1983, staffer since probably 5 or 6 years later).


  5. madkane says:

    Thanks, Janet! I just checked out your Compuserve books and writing forum and it looks wonderful.

  6. Great! Glad you like it! . :-D

    You’re welcome, by the way, to use a sig line wtih a link to your blog.


  7. Love it! I wish I was as witty as you!

  8. madkane says:

    Thanks very much F150!