Thought for the Day: About St. Pat’s Day

St. Pat’s Day is a bad memory:

A few years ago, I entered a local limerick contest. I was told I was one of the winners but had to come to the corned beef dinner put on by the women’s club to see which place I got and get my prize. When I got there, I found that I actually had to pay for my dinner.

Then the first place winner just happened to be the MC’s dad–funny coincidence.

Then they were to send my prize money by mail. I’m still waiting.

Worst of all: They put funky little leprechaun hats on us, and the local paper published the photos. Sadly, everyone at work saw the pic because of being posted by a fan who shall remain nameless. Then much to my chagrin, they re-posted the pic the next year as a promo for the contest!

I never entered again, I just pretended to be French.

I just happened to find the original: πŸ™‚

We’ll settle for imperfect healthcare

and put everybody on welfare.

Won’t matter an iota,

β€˜cause just like Toyota,

in three years, we’ll recall and repair!

About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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26 Responses to Thought for the Day: About St. Pat’s Day

  1. Widow Beach says:

    Oh my goodness, what a scam–I’d claim to be French or anything else too!! I love the limerick–glad you found it to share!

  2. melodylowes says:

    HA! Love it, Lilly! Poster-child for the All-American French-Irish limerick, that you are…

  3. Once again, you made my morning!

  4. dorannrule says:

    Great limerick! So funny but of course your experience was not so funny. And yes, our Toyota is being recalled again for repair! πŸ™‚

  5. Maybe they were uninterested in politicial humor. πŸ™‚

  6. nutsfortreasure says:

    You are now that much wiser πŸ™‚

  7. Lindy Lee says:

    Good lessons can be learned from double-crosses, ’tis true. “Never again”, say you…

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