What is a lifeku?

A lifeku is a haiku about daily life. For those who are unfamiliar with haiku, it is a form of Japanese poetry usually about nature, "profound," and formatted in 3 lines of 5 syllables, 7 syllables, and 5 syllables. Feel free to check out some famous haikus if you still don't get it.

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Saturday, June 6

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Woman at the park
Back away from my sun chair
I’ve been here for hours.

Friday, June 5

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Unflattering dress
Hugs the wrong places like an
Aquatic mammal

Thursday, June 4

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Havoc wreaking man
You are not a leprechaun
Mind your own business

Wednesday, June 3: Reader Submission

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Today's reader submission comes from Danielle, who not unlike me passes about 47% of her week on the Paris metro:

Fripsters* on the train
Your hair reeks of your own pee
But I like your shoes


*fripe (from the verb "friper" for crumple) refers to thrift and vintage stores in French

Tuesday, June 2

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You, morning person
That’s a lot of energy
Turn down the sunshine

Monday, June 1

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This one goes out to all of the consumers who make a giant scene in public:

Crazy customer
Not sure that’s the best way to
Get your money back

Sunday Poll: May 31

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French Customer Service...