Anyone who knows me well knows I have an impossibly soft spot for limericks.  And once I begin, I can create them all day.  What else did you expect from a person with DELANEY as their last name?   Here then, in honor of St Patrick’s day, are a few originals for my retailing friends:

    There was a young manager of a store

    Who found Mondays an incredible bore

    Off loading cartons ’til noon

    With no shelves in the backroom

    And pallets moved straight to the floor.


    A cashier who worked at the til

    Had sticky fingers for ten dollar bills

    ’til one day when an audit

    Turned up what it oughtn’t

    And now her paycheck is nil.


    An owner with no eye for good ads

    Tried to create trendy sales fads

    a butt of the jokes

    among internet folks

    for boxers half off for all lads.


    (Hey, it can’t all be Pulitzer material….Happy St Patricks Day.)