Man, What Are You Doing Here?

With apologies to Billy Joel…   

It’s nine A.M. and it’s Monday again,

The start of a new week it would seem.

Get the laptop and open it up,

Now it’s time to check in with the team.

Coworkers send their messages,

They’re asking if everyone’s okay.

People want to touch base when they can’t see your face

When you’re working from home all day.

 

La la la, di da da

La la, di da da da dum

 

Let us Zoom in to the meeting, boss,

Let us Zoom in right now,

We’ve got quotas to fill and hours to kill,

And we’ll get it done somehow.

 

Now John in HR is first to sign in,

He hasn’t had that much to do.

But he’s a whiz with Excel and knows Powerpoint well,

If we ever hire somebody new.

He says, “I had a big file I was working on,

But at the end of the day forgot to hit save.

I guess I’ll have to start over again,

And it’s now been a week since I shaved.”

 

Oh, la la la, di da da

La la, di da da da dum

 

Now Karen does the accounts.

She always has something to say,

Then there’s Canute, who’s still stuck on mute,

And probably will be all day.

And Accounts Receivable’s ready to go,

While people in Payable are stuck in a jam.

For once I’m not looking forward to lunch,

‘Cause I’m sick from leftover ham.

 

Let us Zoom in to the meeting, boss,

Let us Zoom in right now,

We’ve got quotas to fill and hours to kill,

And we’ll get it done somehow.

 

 

The mood is upbeat for a Monday,

And everyone’s background is nicely composed,

No need to commute or put on a suit

As long as the office is closed.

And we’re putting in forty hours or so,

And starting to lose track of the days,

And putting on weight and staying up late,

And writing off the chance of a raise.

 

Oh, la la la, di da da

La la, di da da da dum

 

Let us Zoom in to the meeting, boss,

Let us Zoom in right now,

We’ve got quotas to fill and hours to kill,

And we’ll get it done somehow.

 

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4 Comments

  1. Ann Koplow

    Man, I LOVE what you are doing here.
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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      Man, I LOVE this comment, and you’re definitely an Uptown Girl.

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  2. Kristine Laco

    This is awesome! Canute stuck on mute… What a guy!
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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      Believe me it wasn’t easy coming up with a name that rhymes with “mute”, but I’ve always found the name “Canute” funny ever since I read a story called “Forty Visits To The Worm Farm” by Frank Key that has, among other weird things, a character named “Canute Hellhound”.

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