Monday, April 6, 2015

Twisting And Turning With Some Earning!

So as we continue on our way across the a to z bay we come to E. And we will yap about money. Yeah, not supposed to do that. Hell, rules never stopped the cat. Earning it is for E and away we go at my sea.

Earnings for all,
So says the wall.
But in the end,
A growing trend.

More on the street.
Rinse and repeat.
Earnings for all.
Whoops, they fall.

Hole in your bucket.
Employers say suck it.
Welfare for all.
Just give them a call.

For those in need,
And bums who can't read.
For the bums should know,
They are stooping rather low.

But they get a free ride.
In that they take pride.
Working hard not to work.
That has to be a perk.

Brag about what you earn.
Make all feel the burn.
Look at that spots car.
It can go really far.

My big big big house.
Could never catch a mouse.
50 rooms just for me.
Who cares if 40 I never see.

And look at my account.
Look at that big amount.
All those zeroes are grand.
Share it across the land.

What was that you say?
The zeroes go the other way?
Bah, 1,000,000 in the hole is fine.
I keep up with the Jones's which is divine.

Look at what I'm earning.
The money I keep churning.
It is oh so great.
Care for more food on your plate?

Hmmm maybe there is a reason people don't talk about what they earn. There could be some things you just don't want to learn. Like your neighbor is a bum or you have a backwards rich chum. Know of any such types? And they still have gripes. Pffft to their backwards or bumming mass. The Jones's can kiss my little rhyming ass.

Experience spring, have a fling.

138 comments:

  1. Reboot the hoot one two... one two...
    Testing my only Blue suede shoe...

    HELLO CAT!
    Awake yet?
    Hey, did the Hankster beat me to it,
    Being super fit
    Or did some power Ghost
    Win from coast to coast?
    No copy and paste
    Just typing with haste
    Tell us more about that capital E
    Scooby Doo-weeeeeeeee!

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    1. A repeat copy and paste
      As you got here post haste

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    2. Still six out of seven
      Sounds a bit like heaven

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    3. Not a chance
      At first glance

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    4. Work'll get in the way
      Maybe not today

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    5. Work does suck
      But have to make a buck

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  2. Replies
    1. Good moaning um... morning Alex!

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    2. Good morning Blue! We both beat Hank. I didn't think that was possible. Not for me anyway...

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    3. I hear it got pretty late last night, so he might be snoring.

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    4. Good morning Alex and Blue
      Congrats on #1 and #2

      Hank

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    5. Wow, the ninja wannabe was in on the act
      Beat Hank and that's a fact

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    6. He knew he'd be two
      At your shoe

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    7. Right behind you
      With a pasting on cue

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    8. Will Hank be back today
      And crush me at your bay?

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    9. But he will be back and do his thing
      Making you sing

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    10. Not sure one wants me singing
      Ears could end up ringing

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  3. Working hard not to work. What's sad is how true that is.

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    1. Yep, so many do it every day
      Too much work to even scoop a litter tray

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  4. I'm pretty much broke.... you call that fair?
    Good thing I still have flair
    Just no Bora bucks to spare
    Hey, CAT, how you like my new car?
    Wanna buy it too at your bar?
    It's really not that new
    It's as old as my bunny shoe
    You wanna buy a bunny shoe
    It's blue
    A blue suede shoe
    Did I mention Scooby Doo?

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    1. Need to create a show
      That will grow and grow
      Much like scooby doo
      Then royalties abound at your zoo

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    2. Royalties would be great
      I keep saying it's never too late
      But then my car breaks down
      Making me feel like a blue clown

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    3. Always something will be had
      To drain the dough at every pad

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    4. It just doesn't end
      Like an unwanted 'friend'

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    5. Yep, on the go
      High and low

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  5. Morning Pat, great to read.
    Have a good day.

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  6. My Daddy was no stranger to hard work. Every day as he worked before sun up to after sun down he would tell me, "Deb, money doesn't grow on trees".

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    1. It would be nice if it did though
      But yep, hard work pays off don't you know

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  7. Hello,

    Working hard not to work....definitely my favourite stanza.

    Fun wrapped around a meaningful core.

    Best wishes,
    Nilanjana
    from
    Madly-in-Verse

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    1. They work hard not to
      At many a zoo

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  8. "Twisting And Turning With Some Earning!"
    The hard and tough ways to earn a living
    Some go the honest way
    Crooks do as they may
    To each his own on ways of tummy filling

    Hank

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    1. Crooks get the job done
      But the slammer may end their fun
      Either way though
      All about the dough

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  9. Keep up with the Joneses that is a must
    Even if pappa didn't leave you a trust
    With cars I'm old fashion, oh man alive
    I always pay cash or I never drive
    Young couple next door, 5 shiny new cars
    How do they pay, they're not movie stars
    I finally get it, they pay with the plastic
    That concept alone would drive me most spastic

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    1. Damn, who needs 5 cars?
      They thinking on going to Mars?
      A one way trip
      So need plenty of cars to ship?
      Oh that plastic is great
      Until they get it with the interest rate

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  10. So many worry about earning
    rather than worrying about learning
    better to be more discerning
    when the earth continues turning!

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    1. That it sure is
      But all about the dollar in may biz

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  11. Yeah, 'working hard not to work' is spot on. Did you spy on Brandon's neighbors for his post?

    Also, my bro-in-law once had a mansion with gobs of unnecessary rooms. It also had an elevator. An ELEVATOR. And keep in mind the place was only two stories.

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    1. lmao they are giving away a three story house here
      That has an elevator I fear
      I suppose it would making moving furniture easier though
      Or if a rich, wheelchair bound person gave it a go
      Think we all have neighbors like that
      Worse than a lazy cat

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  12. It's tacky to talk about salaries and how much something costs, like your house, clothes, etc. but boy do people do it!

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    1. They have to brag or rub it in
      While taking their 400K car for a spin

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  13. Not much for me to talk about you see,
    For it's just empty earnings for me!
    *sits in corner and cries* :P

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    1. lmao my piggy bank is bare
      But I have lots of cat hair

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  14. The Jones' have a little secret, you know
    they'd never tell their bank account is low.
    Credit cards maxed out,
    behind closed doors they scream and shout.
    The grass may look greener
    and greediness is meaner.
    Besides, happiness cannot be bought
    and this should be taught.
    Contentment is what we should seek.
    Work hard and live honestly.
    :)

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    1. Well happiness can't be bought
      Money does help a lot
      Need to have some wealth
      To get a roof and for health
      But all the other crap
      Can be kept by a plastic chap
      I don't care about green grass
      No grass means no mowing for my little rhyming ass lol

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  15. Earning so I can pay others is all I get done.

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    1. Seems that is the way
      For many who get pay

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  16. People do like to brag about what they make
    but you wonder how much of it could be fake

    betty

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    1. Probably a lot
      As plastic is what they at taught

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  17. There are more in debt than just the cat has met. And soon all our jobs will be replaced by robot fobs. I'm pretty poor, but eat good food. That's all that really matters, dude.

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    1. As long as one can eat well
      Then life can be swell

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  18. Talking about money makes me angry! With the amount of hours I work, I deserve a home with at least 10 rooms...the other 40 that I wont see aren't necessary. ;) haha

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    1. lmao who'd want something that big though at their scene
      You'd never be able to keep it clean

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    2. Pshhh I would give Mushy a nice allowance to keep it spotless!!

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    3. haha I think they call that slave labor or something
      Having kids just to clean your huge house and bling

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  19. People who need to brag usually only have credit cards

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  20. # 47
    beats my usual 107
    any day
    at you bay
    I say!!!

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    1. Not bad
      At my pad
      Below 50
      Is nifty

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    2. Yep, I actually came in 49
      maybe next time
      I'll bring money
      and be real funny!

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    3. Funny money?
      The ink may get runny

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    4. Maybe she wants to pay
      To play?

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  21. Dang, I haven't even earned my own credit card!

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    1. Damn, that has to be rough
      Can't get no cat nip and stuff

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  22. I've worked on the rich
    watched as they vie for that ditch
    the deep trench they dig
    when they think they've gone big
    Money not theirs they spend like a fool
    thinking I'm envious and that I'll drool
    They got it all wrong
    as the day is quite long
    Spending the bank's money
    is most certainly not funny
    The bank will come knocking, ask for it back
    then that rich sod will be one sorry old sack.

    Ah, the ways of the dollar… I can't sing so I'll holler. Great post dear Cat - to you and your Pat!

    Jenny, Pearson Report
    2015 A to Z Challenge Ambassador
    @PearsonReport

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    1. haha the dollar goes that way
      Take it back come what may
      And if you don't pay
      You'll no longer play
      House and stuff will be gone
      They'll even take your lawn
      Poor poor rich folks will be poor
      Stuck in a ditch forevermore

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  23. Nice social commentary. Think of all the good that could be done with the money spent on those 40 unused rooms. :)

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    1. Yep, who needs 40 unused rooms at all
      Stupid it is at every hall

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  24. Awesome rhyme, nice choice of word.

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  25. It's nice to earn money when you get to keep it, but not when it all goes to bills.

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    1. That seems to be the way
      For most today

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  26. It's nice to earn money when you get to keep it, but not when it all goes to bills.

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  27. My parental grandparents had money and my gramma always griped about how broke they were. I never got it. My maternal grandparents really were broke, and that gram never complained about a thing. So weird.

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    1. Weird indeed at their feed
      I guess it all boils down to greed?
      I have family members who pull it quite a bit
      Yet they still whine about how broke they are and shit

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  28. Money does make life a little easier but it is also easy not to have a lot of money. It is amazing what one can live on.

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    1. Yep, amazing what one can do
      If they truly want to

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  29. Years of being a teacher taught me not to want to know what people earn. Persons making ten times what I do in a job that is 100 times easier.

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    1. Yep, some jobs sure have ease
      And they make more than those who go outdoors and freeze

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  30. I'm a "frugality" bragger
    I've got cheapskate swagger

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  31. Yesterday we finished our taxes.
    Which made us both glad.
    But, there's no patting our back's
    Cause there's next year. Sad.

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    1. It will always return
      Even if you don't earn

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  32. superb, pat! Run out of the green, just print some more.

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  33. I have seen all kinds since I am a Credit Counsellor. I once had a woman live in her BMW because she still had to "look" the part but she was bankrupt. I have seen people-whole generations on Social Assistance and there is no reason for them not to work. I have seen people who must keep that home, that car, those horses but are $125,000 in debt which are just unsecured loans, credit cards, a credit Line and an overdraft-does not include the car loan or mortgage. I have seen other-many-who just lost their jobs, went through their savings or people who became ill or split up and can't maintain everything.

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    1. ill and job loss can be a pain
      That can sure be a money drain
      But yeah those who need it all
      Racking up 125K in debt at their hall
      Pffft to that
      Says the cat

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  34. Money, money, money,
    Rhyming makes it funny,
    But it certainly is no joke,
    If you're knock-down, flat-out broke!

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    1. lol no joke can be had
      Because a cardboard box is your pad

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  35. Money is necessary in this life, but some people believe the more they have the happier they'll be. I wonder how that works out. :)

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    1. When you have excess
      I bet they are happier less

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  36. orlin N cassie....

    if we run outta greenz ....we just run sum mor off de copee masheen !!! ♥♥♥

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    1. Can you run some for us
      We won't make a fuss

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  37. You know what they say, if you've got it, flaunt it. Except not really because money usually isn't the thing to brag about. Great rhyming though. :)

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    1. Yeah, not sure you want to flaunt the dough
      Then you'd get robbed you know

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  38. Earnings-- What's that?
    Must be something known
    Only to the cat.
    For a writer does not know these things
    Less we're talking candy diamond rings.

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    1. Yep, a writer has lots to say
      For very little pay

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  39. Love Robyn's response. grin. No earnings here either.

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    1. All in the same boat
      Maybe we need a goat

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  40. I'm too lazy to be rich. I'll stick with being comfortable.

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    1. Comfortable is the way
      But some do get rich that way at their bay

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  41. I like my work every day
    I like the money and bennies they pay
    I like the opportunities to learn
    From that I will never spurn

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    1. That's a lot of like
      I'd like to tell mine to take a hike

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  42. So I guess the world really turns on a dime. Pun intended. ;=)

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    1. That it does indeed
      All about the greed

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  43. I'm not sure how many writers are earning much money, but some of my best friends are literary bums :)

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    1. lol literary bums you say
      Suppose on a beach that is okay

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  44. I remember the song... There's a hole in my bucket Dear Liza, Dear Liza... then that is all I remember.

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    1. Well fill it I think it goes
      After his bucket woes

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  45. I don't care much for the Jones, Pat! At least the keeping up part. Rats, now I've got that Dear Liza song stuck in my head from the comment above ~ brainworm! One of the refreshing things about your blog is that you are a rule breaker and poke fun at sacred cows! Have a good evening!

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    1. lol I'll poke fun at all
      No problem with that at my hall

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  46. Yes! It's better to NOT know what people earn. Money often gets in the way of things anyway.

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    1. That it will
      But some like to thrill

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  47. Yes! It's better to NOT know what people earn. Money often gets in the way of things anyway.

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  48. Facebook seems to be the new place to brag about your earnings. I hate getting on there and seeing people flash their latest gear. Someone I know just bought a new car. I wanted to post a picture on theirs and say me too! Just to steal their thunder. But, I like to think I have more class than that, not flashing around my purchases for all to see.

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    1. Yeah, some want the attention a new purchase brings
      Many even brag about flings

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  49. I don't like flash
    Of other's cash
    And I won't trash
    Or break out in a rash
    If I have a splash
    Of money so brash
    I'll recover the ash
    And then I'll dash

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    1. Dash and dine
      That is fine
      Or dine and dash
      Quite the bash

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  50. Got keep up the earning old wise cat!

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  51. Some like to brag about their plastic

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    1. That they do
      With debt up the wazoo

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