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.