A Poem by Betty Hermelee

funny exchange



The salesman says these chairs are a find

Then swivels around and changes his mind

You’re over charging me sir

My face turns red and eyes a blur

I can sell you another chair

But sir, this one is a pair

Then I’ll sell you two for one

Now that’s a deal quite well done

He chips a leg while loading my car

I have another, but the price you will spar

I’ll keep what I have and fix it

Oh dear, says the salesman, may I offer you a fix kit

Thank you, no, I’ll be on my way

You’re welcome, Madame, perhaps I’ll see you another day?


© 2021 Betty Hermelee

Author's Note

Betty Hermelee
A slice of life!
Thanks for reading

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Very funny, they're an interesting breed
BTW can I interest you in a repair kit??

Posted 3 Weeks Ago

Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

No thanks Dave!!! I'll fix it myself!! Thanks for your funny and kind review!!! Best, B
Made me smile Betty. These slice of life scenarios are good material for poetry. Quirky behaviour indeed. All the best and thanks for the smile.


Posted 1 Month Ago

Betty Hermelee

1 Month Ago

Thanks so much for your review, always love them.
Best, Betty

1 Month Ago

You are welcome dear Betty. Enjoy the rest of the day :)
made me think of a line in Phenomenon when Travolta says to Kyra Sedgwick...

"But they're really great chairs, Leese....."

very well done, and so true...I agree with John...they both have the same mothers.

Posted 1 Month Ago

Betty Hermelee

1 Month Ago

Thanks for your review J. It's so true, have seen this behavior a lot
Best, B
Do salesmen and lawyers have the same mothers?

Posted 1 Month Ago

Betty Hermelee

1 Month Ago

Maybe! Thanks for your interpretation as always.
Best, Bet
That was cool, I love writing like this, those quirky conversations you have or over hear, all you have to do is share it. I people watch and listen and put them to poetry cuz they have such a more interesting life than my own not that mine isn’t interesting cuz it is because I love and live with crazy people but others are muses and mine I want to run them out of the house ;) nicely done

Posted 1 Month Ago

Betty Hermelee

1 Month Ago

I'm so glad you like this; it sort of popped into my head, Thanks for your review.
Best, Bett.. read more

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Added on April 15, 2021
Last Updated on April 15, 2021


Betty Hermelee
Betty Hermelee

Black Mountain, NC

My love of poetry resulted from my love of art. As a painter I am able to express myself on a canvas. As a poet my words come from my heart, my moods, sometimes sad, mostly upbeat. I like to use vivid.. more..