Friday, July 20, 2007


I am constantly amused
By those who are confused
About simple things in life.

They buy a membership to the gym
To stay fit and trim
To look good for their husband or wife.

Then they head into town
To take a look around
For some labor saving device

That will make pulling weeds
A task of quiet ease
And not even think twice.

Then a mower for riding
Not a push one for striding
Around and around their lawn

Is the next acquisition
For their lofty position
Won't let them do work like a pawn.

Why work up a sweat
When you wash the Corvette?
Hire a college kid needing some bread.

Don't paint your own house
Pay a friend of your spouse
To apply it evenly spread.

And all of those jobs
That need labor in gobs
Are beneath the dignity

So have them all done
By somebody's son
Then you won't have to get dirty.

If work is so bad
That you hire some young lad
To labor out there in the yard

Why is it you spend
Most days and weekend
In the gym working so hard?


Incognito said...

:-) Funny and insightful.

Ronald 'More-More' Moshki said...

Them work out and pump and pump.
They do not want to be a lump.

Each one say: "Can't you people see-see?

"It's not about you, it's about me-me."

Moshki "De-Lump" De-Pump

ptg said...

Nail struck directly on the head.

If it weren't for my push mower
I'd be dead.

bigwhitehat said...

I'll take it that the gym membership didn't work out.

Panhandle Poet said...

Actually BWH, it just doesn't make sense to me to pay to go work out at a gym and then pay someone else to do the work around the house. Why not work around the house yourself and save both the gym membership and the cost to hire someone to do the yard work, etc.

Plowing and Sowing said...

I came to that conclusion a while back. I used to do the gym thing, playing handball and raquetball. For the past several years I a have found that I sure don't have time for the gym and I can outlast any of my hands in the Texas heat. Like the poem.

WomanHonorThyself said...

ah heck dance class is much more fun than paintin mah house Poet!..ha