I have written, and write, verses on different subjects,including politics. Some are satiric and some, I hope, amusing. Feel free to comment.

May 2, 2013

Be Careful or the Mobiles Will Catch You


When in Mexico City Andrea Benítez was unable
to be seated without reservation at a restaurant table
instead of conducting herself in a manner sensible
onlookers described her behaviour as reprehensible.

She flew into a frenzied rage
and swore against the owner a war she would wage.
An empty threat, perhaps, by someone unstable
and out of control because she could not get a table?

But Andrea is not just an ordinary chick
a fact she made known very quick.
As the daughter of Mexico’s head of customer protection
she decided she could order a restaurant inspection.

The deed was done when someone in dad’s office recommended
the restaurant’s services be suspended.
When a health inspector was sent to find that everything was not honky dory
Andrea thought that would be the end of the story.

To do what she did it is essential
to be what is known as an “influential”.
They are the ones with very good connections
and their, or their families’, underlings always follow their directions.

Alas, in the restaurant the mobile phones taking pictures were all in motion
and when posted on the social media they caused such commotion
that dad Humberto for her had to express his pain
and promise it would never happen again.

Not even in a humble greasy spoon will Miss Benítez now find it easy to get a table
even when there are plenty available.
Meanwhile, the Máximo Bistrot’s owner, instead of seeing it closed day and night,
at all the free publicity must be feeling unreserved delight.

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