AnElephant’s Office Rocker

At the Office by Phil Burns

At the Office by Phil Burns

AnElephantCant ever deny that
His working hours might be best described as somewhat intermittent
He starts when he starts
And quite often departs
Before he even bothers to switch on his high-priced hi-tech equipment

He is not a big fan of modern technology
He has no answer-phone not even a fax
He does have a very very
Smart and capable secretary
Who went out for lunch several years ago and should probably quite soon be back

She tells him she has qualifications
She tells him she is incredibly organised and super efficient
But her short hand limit
Is about six words per minute
AnElephant is not altogether convinced that that is particularly proficient

On a computer he is not what you’d call an expert
Software geeks laugh and suggest he is rather absurd
He finds it a struggle
To properly pronounce Google
And he has not yet learned how to correctly spell Word

He has no grasp of this interweb thingy
He believes that it lives somewhere in outer ether space
He frequently fails
To send important emails
AnElephantCant be sure if the stamp is in the right place

But he does not get too stressed about these things
He does not care if success is far out of his reach
He is not in the rat race
He has a smile on his face
His office is a Mediterranean beach

I’m just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round
John Lennon (1940-1980)

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24 Responses to AnElephant’s Office Rocker

  1. Penny L Howe says:

    So fun. Your words, your rhymes, your wit, your location – you! 🙂 xo


  2. emmylgant says:

    I am glad we share the same office,
    But you can keep the secretary.
    De toute façon le telephone ne marche pas
    et l’interweb thingy est un concept…
    en principe.


  3. willow says:

    Hee Hee! You sure are!!! ( Off your rocker!!!)


  4. nightlake says:

    An elephant is at an age
    free from work’s bondage
    where he can enjoy
    and look at world with joy
    while the young work.
    So, let the elephant smirk
    and have fun


  5. RoSy says:

    Nice office!
    Are you hiring? LOL


  6. Anja says:

    And meant I write….not wrote. See iPhone makes it worse. Letters so much better.


  7. Anja says:

    Oh I love this! I had a stressful morning at school and read this on my lunch. I am feeling much better and maybe ready to face you young students once more.
    Oh and this morning I read the dr Seuss book If I Ran a Zoo, made me think of AnElephant. 🙂
    And I wrote everything in paper before entering it in my magic box thing connected to the interweb.


  8. is it that an elephantcant or won’t?
    because I can help
    I have taught all of Florida
    how to turn on a computer
    well my grandparents, their friends, and everyone else in that American state
    I’m sure they can relate
    when an elephantcant
    or won’t
    However the most important part
    is to find you a much, much bigger computer
    for a start.


  9. Alastair says:

    AnElephant’s office is better than mine
    His office is over at the Med
    Mine is in a room
    Full of doom and gloom
    But that is the way we butter our bread


  10. misskzebra says:

    My office is my bedroom, which is probably as damp as the beach, but without much of the charm (and a lot more mould).


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