“Good afternoon. You have
Reached the accounting department
Of Stewart & Sons Department Store.
Please say your account number
Into the phone to find out your balance.
Thank you.
You have $654.26 in your account.”
May I speak to someone who can
Help me out with my balance?”
Asked the customer.
“I had to pay the rent yesterday
And I only have $200.00 left.
I could pay the $200.00 now
Then $454.26 next week
When I get paid at work.”
“You have $654.26 in your account,”
Said the answering machine.
“But I can’t afford to give you
The full amount right now.”
“You have $654.26 in your account.”
I can’t pay it now, you robotic nitwit.”
“You have $654.26 in your account.”
“Yeah but if I can’t pay the total
Amount now, I will lose my credit,
And I will lose my apartment.
Please help me out.”
“Tough shit, Boo-hoo-hoo,”
Said the robotic crier.
“When will they invent machines
That actually do something for you?”
Said the customer. Then the machine said,
“Tough shit. Boo-hoo-hoo. Ya wanna
Go outside and duke it out in the alley?”

  • 0
  • 1
Login to comment...
Robert L. Martin
almost 3 years

Yeah. Those smart phones are too flimsy and brittle.

Nelson D Reyes
almost 3 years

You can’t even slam the phone these days!
Smartphones just can’t give you that loud bang satisfaction! Besides it’s so expensive to replace them if they get broken.

Kill the bots!

Like. Thanks Robert.

Liked or faved by...

Nelson D Reyes

Other works by Robert L. Martin...

Some poets followed by Robert L. Martin...

J Ann Crowder Delilah Khalil Gibran Charlotte B. Williams Gregorio H. Dante Gabriel Rossetti