Living in an apartment
Is different than a private abode
Everything in every department
Has to have its home
Then there’s the issue of compliance
With etablished rules
Unless you make a manager’s alliance
Which is not easy to do.
Yesterday I visited to sign a new year’s lease
The manager was friendly
Began to chat endlessly with ease
Discussion on her part was mostly a complaint
About the jobs she had to do, believe me, she’s no saint
Then came a delivery of office supplies
She looked at me and rolled her eyes
The worst part of the job she said
Was shelving items, which she dread
Then talked on about packages, her apartment units many
The holidays deliver lots and patience? She has not any
She changed it now, no longer takes deliveries of Christmas gifts
It seems the huge amount arriving seemed to give her fits
I listened and when able to speak, “I’m glad to hear your side.
I like to have deliveries to be left at my door side.
When they came just to your office, it was such a pain
Your open hours are so brief it caused me quite a strain.
I can’t wheel up here when there’s snow or ice”, I said,
“The wheels don’t work and just spin in place on treads.
I’m glad they are told to just deliver to my door”.
Added, “I’m happy you’re not inconvenienced anymore.
I never thought your job could be such a pain”.
I smiled and left, ended listening to her complain.