Office Mantra

When the Inbox is inundated, go

slow, slow, slow.

When the vendors are vague, go

slow, slow, slow.

When customers are

clamouring and pushing for speed,

and departments are

demanding and rushing their needs.

All shall be finished

and all shall get done.

To all workers everywhere,

slow, slow, slow.

When calls are continuous.

Slow, slow, slow.

When requests are relentless.

Slow, slow, slow.

When delivery’s delayed

and the POs are stuck

and the supplier is sorry

but the price has gone up

All shall be finished

and all shall get done.

To all workers everywhere,

slow, slow, slow.

When the buyers are baffled.

Slow, slow, slow.

When the sales reps are rattled.

Slow, slow, slow.

When the payments aren’t prompt

and the freighter is frazzled,

and the order gets shipped

even though it was cancelled.

All shall be finished

and all shall get done.

To all workers everywhere,

slow, slow, slow.