Tuesday March 28th, 2017

The exercise:

Write two haiku about: bribery.

Yes, the inspiration is Max related. Won't bother getting into the details, as they're not particularly interesting. I will say it's working fairly well so far though!

Kat's birthday is this Friday. Working on a little surprise for her.

I am good at keeping surprises secret, in general, but I find it rather difficult to stop myself from talking about what I'm up to with her.

It's almost like I tell her everything or something.

Mine:

Chocolate for this,
a few rum and Cokes for that;
I'm bribing myself.

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Please do as I ask.
No? Here's a sackful of cash.
Now what do you say?

2 Comments:

Greg said...

I don't think there are any laws against child-bribery so I'm sure you're fine. Until Kat finds out, at any rate :-P
It could be worse you know; you could tell Max in order to have someone to talk to about it, and then he'd go and tell Kat for you!
I think I like your second haiku better today as I've never found that bribing myself works. It's easier to just decide that something needs to be done since when I realise there's something else I could do/have, then that's what's needed next.

Bribery
Offering money
Feels funny when it should be
You doing your job.

Can I bribe you with
Shells and sand? Desert islands
Make corruption hard.

Marc said...

Greg - hah, she's in on the bribery with me, so there :P

Bribing myself works sometimes. Other times I just keep eating/drinking/whatevering I'm trying to bribe myself with instead of doing what I need to do...

Hahaha, too hard to choose between yours. Though I'm tempted to like the second best...