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.

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


Submitted: March 16, 2013

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