Mrs. McClintock has quite a reputation,
Decisive, dogmatic, she doesn't exude elation.
Stern, experienced, few before her have well fared,
To get her approval, you had better be well prepared.
To see her means getting past a phalanx of assistants,
Not easily done, their job is to separate the gold from the miscreants.
All these mental gymnastics just to seek her approval,
Will likely result from her office your removal.
But, what if she likes you?-and your idea is swell,
There's no telling how far ahead, or who she would tell.
Mrs. McClintock is a machine--her connections tested and oiled,
Her reputation sterling, not yet and never to be soiled.
Don't waffle in your presentation and expect her derision,
Clearly present your idea and let her make the decision.
Many think to deal with Mrs. McClintock is to walk through cockleburrs,
If you present it just right, she might think the idea is hers.
Then the sky is the limit as she calls for her VPs and satraps,
The whole deal is done in less time than your cat naps.
Then you'll be smiling at the end of the day,
When you have Mrs. McClintock trumpeting what you say.
The above lady is fictitious, the scenario, very real.
Taking this advice might pay for your next meal. Dave Hale Ottawa, Ks 12/13/11 Dedicated to all the presenters and presentations that were never made to ladies like Mrs. M 620/245-5778
Dave likes to put together words to make poems. Sometimes the rhythms are great and sometimes they are a stretch. Either way they will make you think, make you laugh, make you wonder what's going on with Dave. :)