Things were not going too well in Junior’s life, as far as he could see. His boss, an older man with a long drink of life, changed his mind over the months he worked with him.
“i’m short on money,” Junior said one day,
My wife went on a spending spree.
I’ve tried to explain about paying the bills,
she thinks money grows on a tree.
His boss shook his head and said, “It could be worse.”
“This template’s not right,” Junior said with a growl,
I’m spinning my wheels to set it right,
His boss calmly turned it the other way
or they would have been there all night.
“It could have been worse,” he said.
“The baby was crying all night,” Junior explained
when he showed up to work very late.
“She’s getting new teeth, and it’s hurting her gums.”
“New teeth! Wow, that’s great!”
his boss said, “It could have been worse.”
For Thanksgiving, Junior baked him a cake,
Lopsided, Coolwhip repaired,
Chocolate, of course, as a special treat,
His boss wasn’t really prepared
for the treat, saying, “It couldn’t have been better, thank you.”
Count your blessings, and Happy Thanksgiving.
Original work of the author 11-5-2010