This week the topic for Friday Haiku’s at Mannix Marketing was “playground”. I wasn’t sure I was going to make it as I had a lunch appointment, so I went in empty handed when I returned to the office. I was handed a pen and paper and on the spot came up with my submission.
Satin silky soft
Lights dim and soft music on
Stop! Not safe for work.
As always, comments are welcome.
This weeks Haiku fun at Mannix Marketing was on the subject “Fall”. I came up with three ditty’s this time.
Green to Golden Brown,
Colors mixing become the
palette of the world.
Dropping down from high,
Falling in September mild;
Stop! Pick some apples!
Pumpkin Spice, harvest,
Savor fresh baked apple pie!
Cider warm the night!
Comments are welcome as always!
Every Friday lunchtime at the main Mannix Marketing office in Glens Falls, NY a bunch of the team members get together to partake in a little poetry fun with Fraiku Friday – Haiku on Friday!
This week was my first real go. And it was fun…
A man is at Grand Central Station waiting for his train which leaves at 6:00 PM but he has forgotten his watch. So he looks for someone to ask the time. He spots this guy walking past carrying 2 suitcases and sporting this fabulous hi-tech watch, so he asks him for the time.
The guy replies “Sure, which country?”
The fella asks “How many countries have you got?”, to which the reply is “All the countries in the world!”
“Wow! That’s a pretty cool watch you’ve got there.”
“That’s nothing. This watch also has a GPS facility, fax, e-mail and can even receive NTSC television channels and display them on its miniature active color pixel LCD screen!”
“Boy, that’s incredible. I wish I had a watch like that one… You wouldn’t consider selling it by any chance?”
“Well, actually the novelty has worn off for me, so for $900, if you want it, it’s yours.”
The watchless traveller can hardly whip out his check book fast enough, and hands over a check for $900.
The seller takes off the watch and gives it to him. ”Congratulations, here is your new hi-tech watch” and then, handing the 2 suitcases over as well he says, “and here are the batteries.”
This was written by a rig worker in the North Sea – What he says makes a lot of sense!
“I work, they pay me. I pay my taxes and the government distributes my taxes as it sees fit. In order to earn that pay cheque, I work on a rig for a drilling contractor.
I am required to pass a random urine test for drugs and alcohol, with which I have no problem. What I do have a problem with is the distribution of my taxes to people who don’t have to pass a urine test.
Shouldn’t one have to pass a urine test to get a benefits cheque because I have to pass one to earn it for them?
Please understand that I have no problem with helping people get back on their feet. I do on the other hand have a problem with helping someone sit on their arse drinking beer and smoking dope.”
Could you imagine how much money the government would save if people had to pass a urine test to get a benefit cheque?