Saturday April 11th, 2009

The exercise:

Quick update on the European donation issue - apparently the only thing to be done at this point is to mail a cheque. So if you happen to be over on that side of the pond and are hell bent on donating, get in touch with me either through email, Facebook, or the 'Contact Author' button on my Protagonize profile, and I'll get you my address. The cheque should be made out to JDRF.

If you don't want to go through that hassle, I fully understand. Donating online would have been a whole hell of a lot easier. Sorry it didn't work the way it should have, and thank you for your desire to help out.

Update: to anyone willing to go through the effort of mailing me a donation because the online form doesn't work for you - you get a 1,000 word story based on any three words of your choosing. I don't care if it's two bucks or twenty. I think it's the least I can do in return.

With that out of the way, the topic for today's four line poem is: the workaround.


When the simple path
Won't get the job done,
Forget the rules and
Polish up your gun.


Greg said...

Oh well, even with the best intentions things don't always work out the way they're supposed to. You're being very generous through all this; I'm terribly impressed. If I were a nicer person I'd wish I were as as generous as you!


Wherever there is rule and diktat
Wherever byzantine intent is found
I've learned that with a smile and kindly word
A workaround may be found.

Marc said...

"If I were a nicer person I'd wish I were as generous as you!"

That totally made my morning :)

And I wish a smile and kindly word would have been enough to fix this nonsense. :/

Tracy said...


The downside of mastering
the Workaround
Is that you are
hardly around
When the solution
is found
Thus you are always bound
to resort to...
the Workaround.


Submitted by the Queen of the Workaround.