VILLAGE IDIOT BADGE
(Fun in the workplace)
“It was one of those days when the sun was really warm.”
He would be shown no mercy for this.
Immediately the shop floor routine – everyone at their stations – now began the ‘endless’ banter.
First the incredulous laughing – followed by the ‘Village Idiot’ badge immediately delivered to his desk. (He had to wear it)
From him – many ‘all right!’ ‘all right!’ exclamations – to no avail, he was in for a days ‘banter’ of merciless intensity. But at least it would remain innocuous:
“Pity about that cold sun the rest of the year.” “My oh my – he (the sun) must have been exercising to be so warm” “Went from warm to REALLY warm eh?” “One of those days – must be hard on the sun all those cold nights…” “That sun’s cooler today…”
And so it went on ‘til the shift was over.
The badge relinquished – back it went onto the shelf ’til the next day – when one guy flew in a ‘BUMBO Jet’.
Or one guy “Didn’t know he was going – until he reached the back door?”
Or yet another who spoke of the movie star ‘Victor Stallion’
(Sylvester Stallone of course).
The village idiot badge – is long since gone – no more takers, all those in the ‘club’ have moved on.
We love the drum solo
We love the sound of those
We like this song of quirky sound
We like this poem of balance and
rhythm and rhyme
Great voice –
these words work tenfold
above the norm
Latch on to that saxophone –
how it curdles and percolates
coffee of sound
And now reach over and
turn up the volume
For that supremo –
of investigative jazz guitar
Oh Spanish one! How skilful
What’s that you say?
No – haven’t heard of him –
but I will at weekend’s repose
Great work –
originality – is it a long lost word?
– time for it’s resurrection
Be bappa bappa ba –
bappa bappa ba…
Do you know that one?
Lend me that book would you?
The cover splurge stirs my interest
A new what shop? Record shop?
Wow! Back in time here we go…
See you in the restaurant with
A slice of cake?
Paint me a picture – I want to
order one now
Money has unexpectedly arrived
So I will indulge myself
in one of your works.
Better still I will call up to see
No I won’t ask how long it took
And last but not least –
make sure it’s in watercolour
The simple things in life
Lasting indentations on the brain.
Eating my peanuts one by one
Can’t say it’s any more fun
But the doc said my blood count call
Getting near – too much cholesterol
But what to do?
Not exactly a dilemma – that’s true
Still one would like to know
What food to forgo
So look at this – look at that
What to eat – what have we got?
Too much of this – too much – of fat
Chew ten nuts – instead of all that I’ve got
Restraint on hands – into the pockets
Before cholesterol skyrockets
But at the end of the day
I’m still confused – so I’d better pray
If you’re like me you want a balanced diet
To stop cholesterol running riot
Still – ‘we live to eat another day’
Well – really – what else can I say?
Bought and found…
“Now this will be right up your street…
This is the offer you can’t refuse…
You’ll like this…
You have found what you’re looking for…
The chance of a lifetime…
We are delighted to offer you…
Yes that’s your size – fits well…
Can I interest you in..?
Yes sir – please step this way…
Just in – this morning – you’re lucky day…”
A fright and a frown
A new dressing gown
Tried it on
Then I was gone
Over to another department
As a substitute
catching my eye
Still-time for a coffee..?
Out the door
Coffee tastes good
I knew that it would
Lie back on semi-soft chair
Sleepy – daydream – stare.
(Shopping worthwhile after all)