Unprofessional? Moi?


I’m sorry that I didn’t
Read that report you wrote
In terms of how to spend last night
It didn’t get my vote

I had a pleasant evening
Went to the pub instead
Returned home rather drunk
And collapsed upon my bed

When I awoke this morning
I was already late
So there really wasn’t time
To read your long mandate

I’m sorry that this meeting
Might seem a waste of time
But am I really guilty
Of such a heinous crime?

I know I should have read it
That’s what you pay me for
But when it comes to writing
You really are a bore

I’d rather face the music
Than have to read that dross
Life is far too short
To always please my boss

But you don’t seem that angry
I don’t think that you can tell
I’ll just smile and keep on nodding
And I think all will be well

  8 comments for “Unprofessional? Moi?

  1. March 5, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Maybe if all reports were written as poems, limericks or haikus they’d be more fun to read?

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    • March 5, 2016 at 11:45 am

      It would certainly take the edge off…


  2. weebluebirdie
    March 5, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    As one who often wings such things – and with a talent for management speak when required – I feel your pain. As one who also has to write such things – staying up to midnight to do one, a mere few hours before the meeting it was for, because I couldn’t face it writing the damned thing — I felt pain when the meeting was dismissed when we were two thirds through my eloquence.

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    • March 6, 2016 at 9:43 pm

      I’ve been there too…


  3. March 6, 2016 at 1:56 am

    Do you watch “The Office”?

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 6, 2016 at 9:44 pm

      I do – both the UK original and the brilliant US version.

      Liked by 1 person

      • March 6, 2016 at 10:06 pm

        We only get the US version but I’ve heard the UK one is better. I’m addicted to the US one. I’m watching it online, marathon style.

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      • March 6, 2016 at 10:57 pm

        UK one is different. Both are excellent in their own way.

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