Ham on Wry
With thanks to Paul Heroux and apologies to Dr. Seuss:
Will you produce safe eggs and ham?
Or do you just not give a damn?
Would you clean the processing line?
I would not clean the processing line.
That cleaning job is just not mine.
And while I like safe eggs and ham,
My shift is done; it’s time to scram.
Would you clean the slicing blade?
Can’t you see that belt is frayed?
I would not clean the slicing blade.
That belt is fine; it just got sprayed.
It won’t adversely harm the food.
Bill’s not around, we won’t get sued.
And while I like safe food to eat,
My shift is done—go talk to Pete.
Would you feed your kids this ham?
Or is food safety there a sham?
I would not feed my kids the ham.
I could not! It would be a scam.
But I could clean the processing line.
I could make that task all mine.
And I could clean the slicing blade.
And fix that belt that is all frayed.
And then I’d feed my kids the ham.
I guess I really give a damn!
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