Everyone has something that really irritates them. My dad hates the sound of Styrofoam, especially when rubbed together. My brother seems to break out when there is work to be done. Still others rant about other motorists (well okay, I do that also). But what I'm talking about today are the whistlers. Why does it drive me nuts? I'm not entirely sure. For example, I'll be working on whatever is piled on my desk at the moment when my focus is suddenly drawn away by someone casually walking past, whistling a happy tune. More often than not, it's a nameless tune. Truth be told, most of the tunes I hear whistled I couldn't name if you gave me 100 notes. (Yes, an old joke for anyone who can remember the 'Name that Tune' game-show). Then there was the time the friendly clerk at the supermarket check-out was happily whistling away as he rang up all my items, absentmindedly tossing each item into each other. PS - I love squished bread and broken eggs, who doesn't? Oh that's right, everyone.
But I'm not a complete hater. To illustrate my point, I've compiled a list I call:
The top 5 whistlers of all time.
5. Willie WhistleHelping children safely cross the street for years. His PSA's were invaluable when parents refused to teach their children how to properly cross the street.
4. WhistlerWho's got the need for speed? And who doesn't have the need for a speeding ticket? This helpful device solves both problems.
3. Whistler's MotherAs an artist myself, (admittedly of a different sort) I have to admire the fine quality of this painting. I'd proudly hang it in my living room if something were to ever happen to my print of Cosmo Kramer.
2. Tea KettleAnyone for a cuppa? I've never really been fond of tea, but I do love to put the kettle on. Something about the whistling steam. In a way, it makes me feel like I'm actually doing something in the kitchen besides ignoring it.
1. Snow WhiteWhat's not to love about Snow White? She's this beautiful women that breaks into your house to cook and clean for you. Sign me up!