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Ah Ha! The Solution

04/27/06 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: Poetry, BioScience, Community, personal, humor, rant

Obviously I have not been posting much. Tons of work and meetings both on the coffee and Wifi fronts. I'm not complaining, but I'm getting worn out.

This post on the ClevelandPoetics listserv seems to have the ready made answer. Many thanks to Marcus at Designer Glass.

Found Poem: Work, Wine, and Beer

A dangerous virus is being spread
By email and face to face
Called WORK:


If you receive WORK from any of your colleagues,
your boss, or anyone else
by any means
do not touch it -- this virus will wipe out
your private life completely.

If WORK-avoidance fails
and you are given WORK,
put your jacket on
and take two good friends to the nearest bar
that sells the antidote: WINE:

Work Isolated Neutralizing Extractor

Enough WINE will eliminate WORK from your system.

I´ve found that an alternative solution, BEER,

Best Equivalent Extractor Remedy.

will work as well as WINE,
but extensive testing has shown
that BEER usually requires
a more generous application.

Forward this warning to 5 friends.
If you do not have 5 friends
you have already been infected,
and WORK may be controlling your life.

Meet me at the bar.

I figure putting it on the blog will get to more than five friends, if I believe what the webstats tell me. And I will be taking the cure tonight at the Lit.


1 comment

Comment from: milesB [Visitor]
milesBGreat stuff!
04/27/06 @ 20:17