Tuesday, 19 April 2011

A recipe for a few weeks off work

You know that old yogurt pot – back of the fridge -
The one that’s been there since last year?
Well, now you can eat it, whatever its state,
'Cos they're doing away with the best before date
So you can scoop up the mould straight off the plate
Without even a smidgeon of fear.

You know that old bit of Brie – next to the Cheddar?
Yes, that bit that’s leaked – that’s the one.
Well, get out the crackers and spread it all over
And eat it with out-of-date butter or Clover.
There’s nothing to fear as you will discover
Now that the eat-by date has gone.

You know those old sausages – on the top shelf –
The ones that have gone green? Yes, there.
Well, let’s fry them up with a nice bit of bacon
We won’t worry much at the stink it is makin’
Or fear that tomorrow our bowels will be achin’
Now the best-before date isn’t there.

© Fran Hill

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Fran lives in the West Midlands (UK). She teaches English in a local secondary school, writes, performs, blogs, tweets and tries to resist chocolate. www.ilurveenglish.blogspot.com