This is a collection of funny short stories. Well, some of them are stories, some of them are rants that are masquerading as stories. The rants are fueled by annoying, everyday rigmaroles that everyone has to conquer: public transport, waiting in a queue at a supermarket, locking yourself in a garden centre because Mayans are coming or thinking your joke is funny when it’s not. Some don’t even have big endings; they are left up to the reader to decide what happens – not at all because the author couldn’t be arsed working it out.
Written to accompany a module on his Masters, Thompson decided to go all the way and publish his catalogue of tales and tirades.