TEN THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PEOPLE WHO MAKE LISTS

Well, that was certainly uncharitable of me, wasn't it? List-making people are no different from you or me, after all--NO! Don't you believe it! Listmakers by definition think they know more than the rest of us. What the world needs is more humility, not more hubris. Hitler was a listmaker, did you know that? Sure, we all know he was a vegetarian, from that list that circulated several years ago, Ten Things You Didn't Know About Hitler, but few know he was an inveterate listmaker. And let me tell you, reading one of his lists would make you drop some fruit in your looms (I got that from 25 Cute Ways To Describe Pooping.)

Okay. Deep breath. If you're a listmaker, I'm sorry I compared you to Hitler. That might have been a tad too much. It's just that I can't stand to be hectored. Hectoring and badgering, don't like them. #3, poking. Can't stand to be poked. Let's see, #4...