1-800 Marketing

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
We can all relate to the frequent marketing calls we receive at the end of the day when you're trying to eat dinner or relax after a long day.

PS Nothing personal against those who perform marketing work. It's just my attempt to add some humor.

Submitted: March 16, 2013

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So sick and tired of all those marketing calls

Accent is mid-western or a southern drawl

Calling me at meal time; boy, they have the gall!

Each annoying speech makes my epidermis crawl

Blocked numbers keep blowing up my phone

Wish I was someone else; act like I been cloned

Tempted not to answer; fake like I’m not home

I give in and answer; now my cover’s blown

“Is the lady of the house in?” starts their argument

“She is not available”; throw them off the scent

Ignore me completely; start talking from a script

Pitch everything from burial plots to vacation trips

They just keep on talking, so I lay down the phone

Pick up a minute later; they still rambling on

No use to beg or plead; they won’t go away

Then the final insult, they put me on auto-play


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