“We don’t want your game!” He shouted at me, with clenched fists, a tightened jaw and red flushed face….😮
You advertised a job?
I’m calling to apply.
Oh the position is filled,
Advert was a glitch!
And we were expecting someone else,
You see your name did not reflect,
With all due respect,
The applicant we referred!
My hands are tied,
You see there are rules,
And policies to follow
Or perhaps, try tomorrow?
We got your application,
But after the negotiations,
We decided it was best
To offer it to someone else!
We support and welcome all
But you see the face don’t fit
Or our customers will get in a brawl
If they knew you were here at all!
I’m sorry I can’t be of help,
Because if I’m seen to be in support,
I might be fighting for my job,
So wish you all the luck!
We will not be supporting you,
You see we have rules and routes,
Which have to be followed through,
And you did not fit criteria
In any area!
Did you have any other pictures
Taken on the night of our occasion?
Oh the camera malfunctioned…
That’s really clever you know,
That the camera seemed to be very selective
As to who it took when we were presenting!
The idea is good
More brilliant than any I’ve seen
But we will not be taking this
Any further, it seems.
The board is really happy
With the proposal you are bringing
But we are not interested
In pursuing tho’ impressed
With this Initiative at best…
But mind you,
We will be keeping your product!
The company did not like it
And its proved difficult to find
A way to get your product back
It can’t be returned
Until I make my turn
Of going up North
To retrieve it in its current form
We will not be returning
Your product to you
See it as payment
For the rounds I showed too
I suggest you forget about getting it back
Because it’s not something we can hack!
I’m feeling really threatened
By this project you are bringing
It’s not something that will fit in
With the programme we are running…
How much did you say
Your charges were again?
Did anyone ever pay
You that much before?
We were told it’s for free!
We’ll take it with glee
But I think I told your manager
Someone had to pay the fee!
The children thought the game
Was a novel idea for the frame
But you see the time has run
We can’t develop it this time on…
We didn’t expect you
To actually pull through
With a game idea
In so short a time!
We applaud your efforts
And think it’s a good cause
But you see we are not interested
Until it’s more than tested 😯
I can introduce you to a publisher
Not sure how else to get you far
But you see I’m balancing my work tasks
To even do as asked 😃😃
Congratulations on your efforts They look like treasures
It’s good to see
Send us updates please…
A woman who knows what she wants
I have asked my colleagues
To support your calling…
It will be alright on the night.
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