right here in river city….

right here in river city

aunt bea
said
i remember when
salespeople
would come
door-to-door
with an array of things
that
most folks couldn’t afford
and
didn’t really need
but
the br’er rabbit sales pitch
got a lot of people
to sign on the dotted line
for the
easy
payment plan
which
never proved
to be all that easy
when there was
a family to feed
but
back then
folks weren’t
as sophisticated
as young couples today
with their
underwater homes
that
they keep track of
on their new ipads
and
will be
far more able
to go to the poor house
dressed in the latest fashions
yes indeed
can’t fool folks
these days
into buying
needless
hyped up
knickknacks
or
surgically implanted
snake oils

14 thoughts on “right here in river city….

  1. haha…underwater homes and surgically implanted
    snake oils…. so good charles… we think we’re much smarter nowadays..but i guess we’re not…glad i didn’t miss aunt bea…greetings from stuttgart..on a business trip…

  2. My grandfather, the “Smithie”, ran a sewing machine salesman off the farm with a rifle in one hand and an unsold sewing machine in the other! “They always leave the damned gate open.” he apparently said!

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