The Knitting Sailor


If you were the man in the coffee shop in London last week
January 14, 2013, 6:57 am
Filed under: the Captains Cabin | Tags: ,

I didn’t really see you there

Stood behind my fought for stool

I’d only even taken a pew

To try and use the internet

Your suitcase it was very full

And hung about with extra stuff

But when I pushed my seat right back

I didn’t expect it to fall about

And crash into you with your scalding coffee

(I think it was a grande)

You must have made a grab

To save it from its tragic plight

But this was a futile attempt

It simply knocked the coffee from your hand

Depositing it across the land

I know I looked a little vague

As I apologised and turned on tail

You didn’t look so very jolly

In fact I thought you might go purple

Standing there with bags on floor

Coffee dripping from the door

But my train doors were just closing

Without a rush I would be stranded

… I’m really very sorry

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5 Comments so far
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I wasn’t the man
in the coffee shop
who owns a
very full suitcase,
nor do I own
a slide trombone,
an arrow quiver,
or a lute case.
But should you be planning
a visit to
some shop where
I might be drinking
a drink that might spill,
please advise, if you will,
and I’ll reconsider
my thinking.

Comment by o docker

So why don’t you switch
To something more solid
Like ice lollies
Which will save you from clumsy people
And their inopportune chair movement?

Comment by knittingsailor

I might have been
the man with the case
you bumped in your haste
in the coffee shop.

Were you the girl
with the purple eyes
and strange curls
wearing black tights?

On another day
I might
have said hello.

But no
you ran me over
wearing that strange hand-knitted pullover
and spilled my grande
all down my trousers
and made me angry.

It would make me happy
if you would send me your address
so you could give me a thrill
by recompensing me for the mess
you caused
by paying my dry cleaning bill.

Comment by Tillerman

No win no fee
Lets wait and see
What the courts have to say
About the huge coffee mess
and your mental distress

Comment by knittingsailor

I’m neither the man
with the drink in his hand
nor the suitor of some dowager’s
with coffee-stained trousers.
Instead, I’ve a plan, dear,
I’m posting some spam here
Please visit my website
(spammers are forthright)
Why sit there and moan?
Work online from home!

Comment by Work Online From Home




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