Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Offer me a favor, please do
If you accept, I'll rely on you
The date comes and it's due
You're gone and everything's askew
I ask you for a favor and you accept
At what I'm asking, you're quite adept
But at coming on time you're quite inept
Again and again you tell me "I overslept"
When you accept a responsibility
One which is well within your capability
You're young, with no excuse for senility
You mess up, and don't expect hostility?
I offer a favor and you say yes
You show up at my door, quite a mess
"That favor?! That's quite in excess"
"And taking advantage of my largess"
You then ask me for a favor
"Only 20 minutes" seeing me waver
"Please, you'd be a life saver"
3 hours later, "Yes, you should quaver!"
The same guy it was every time
Guilty of the same darn crime
I continue to answer the phone chime
Because as a friend, he is sublime
For a favor, please don't offer or ask
Then not do it, or do it half-assed
Ask me, knowing I'm not up to the task
I swear, you're sending me to the flask
You're a good friend, you really are
Which is why I find it really bizarre
That with favors you're way below par
But aside from that, I know we'll go far
Good friends one hopes to keep for life
Even when they are a cause of strife
They may help you find your wife
They'll also, generally, listen to you feif*
*Whistle in Yiddish (in context, vent)