The Surprise Visit
How to keep your friends happy
My friend popped in just to say, "Hi."
She didn't warn me that she was coming by.
My dishes were dirty. My place was cluttered.
"Maybe I should have called," she softly muttered.
She wasn't really trying to be rude,
But I was already in a sour mood.
My boss had laid into me at work,
And on the way home, I was cut off by a jerk.
I whispered, "Come in a year. That'd be sweet.
Maybe by then, my place will be neat."
Her eyes opened wide, and her jaw dropped down.
That's the thanks I gave her for coming around?
After apologizing and telling her about my day,
I gave her a drink, and she decided to stay.
The moral is, friends will remain much more sincere
If you make sure to stock up lots of wine and beer.
...and clean up after yourself, you slob!
About the Creator
Julie has been a music teacher at a public school in Arizona since 1987. She enjoys writing, reading, walking, swimming, and spending time with family.
Excellent work. Looking forward to reading more!
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This was funny and relatable!
I needed that laugh. Now I need to go tidy up my house.
Humorous!!! The bottomline is to keep things tidy. You never know when some one will stop by.
Haha. I love this. Well done.