Asynchronous communications

Rick!

I bet you thought
that I’d forgot
your bidet.

Would I do a thing like that? *

Ah,
the wonders
of modern technology:

The machine
reminds me
that your burfday
is coming up;

The machine
allows me
to send you a card
electronically
(without even
leaving my chair
to go to the shop
to choose
an expensive
bit of card
that will just
end up as landfill
after the event);

The machine
‘sends the card’
in the early hours
of your burpday morning;

The machine
assumes
that you have
a bionic implant
that allows you
to connect to it
from wherever you are;

The machine
fails to warn me
(other than in an
advance disclaimer
‘it’s-not-my-fault-gov’
roundabout way) that
the anniversary
of your birth is
almost at an end,
and
you haven’t yet
picked up the card;

The machine
is a pain
in the gluteus maximus
and deserves a big kick
in the same general area.

In short: Sorry.

Sorry I missed your birthday
(coz in effect,
that’s what happened).

Hope it was a good one!

Colin

*Answer:
Probably,
if I didn’t have
the machine
to remind me.

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About pendantry

Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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One Response to Asynchronous communications

  1. Polly says:

    So funny 🙂 !!!!!!!!!!

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