Saturday, January 21, 2017

Why Even Ask The Long Task?

The cat even uses this one a time or two. I think everyone does at their zoo. But does it really need to be asked? It seems the long gets masked.

Bake a cake.
A car to make.
A swim in a lake.
How long will it take?

A game of Donkey Kong.
A sing a long.
A trip to Hong Kong.
I have to ask, how long?

Burnt on a stake.
Catching a snowflake.
Spotting a fake.
How long will it take?

A movie with King Kong.
To make muscles strong.
A movie with Cheech & Chong?
I have to ask, how long?

Done today?
Done when through play?
Done tomorrow afternoon?
Done on a full moon?

Whoops, not done.
Lied a ton.
This got in the way.
That was on display.

I found something wrong.
It screwed the how long.
It needed more fixing.
Original time I'm nixing.

The stove broke.
I never awoke.
I was late getting in.
How long needs a new spin.

Maybe tomorrow.
Forget the sorrow.
Maybe next week.
I have to fish in a creek.

How long will it take?
No plans you better make.
Could be a wait.
I can't nail down a date.

Ever get screwed on the how long it will take? Did the how long jump in a lake? Things get changed and screwed a time or ten. The how long is at best an estimate at many a den. Especially if say the cops are behind you. Then your trip may take a little longer to the zoo. How long did it take you to read my sass? Hopefully that is similar to most days from my little rhyming ass.

Enjoy your winter, smash a printer.

55 comments:

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    1. The 8th in a row
      Though 15 mins late
      Still doesn't know
      Why the double take!

      Hank

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    2. Got on in
      For the win
      Even with double
      The trouble

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    1. Extending apologies
      Work of a poltergeist

      Hank

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    2. Ghosts after you
      Call the Ghostbusters, old, not new

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    3. No, not new
      Or another review may come due
      Blue losing his mind
      Being way too kind

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    4. haha blame the drugs
      Damn those big pharma thugs

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  3. At my age I continually asl myself that question Pat.

    Yvonne.

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  4. Simple question, how long will it take
    Like the news is it all a big fake
    Is it worthy of my valuable time
    Or am I better off to just write my rhyme?

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    1. Better off with the rhyme
      99% of that is a crap chime

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  5. My kids would always ask, "How long will it take?" I felt like asking them that same question before their sports events and band concerts! LOL!

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    1. lol I'd spin it around
      Wait until they drive you somewhere and let "are we there yet" be found

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  6. Why Even Ask The Long Task?
    Was going back to the past
    It was a long wait
    Had to walk straight
    To endure for the long blast

    Hank

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  7. Lord of the Rings Meet King Kong took forever
    Will I watch it again? NEVER!
    Hello, Cat...
    How's the mat?

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    1. Forever in a day
      Never again it play
      Mat's still here
      However worn it's near

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    2. A good mat
      Beats a bad hat
      Not a toad
      On the road

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    3. That it does
      Just because
      And one that says "go away"
      Can make ones day

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  8. How long will it take??? Who knows, it will take as long as it takes. Have a good week end Pat.

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  9. It seems to take twice as long these days!

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    1. Twice as long and twice as much
      More than a touch

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  10. the wait in the doctor's office is the worst

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  11. If it's a home project, the how long tends to triple. But that's why I make no promises - it will get done when it gets done.

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    1. Yeah, can take ones time
      Be done when nothing left to climb

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  12. What about a game of Donkey Kong Jr. Math? That somehow got left out of the NES classic edition

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    1. I wonder why they left that out
      Sure no one will pout

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  13. One time I took my car in to get new tires. They told me it would take about an hour. 4 hours later they told me they were almost done. Ridiculous.

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    1. lol yeah, had an oil change once at my sea
      30 mins, 2 hours later it was done for me

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  14. Most things seem to take longer than originally anticipated... unless they're fun things.

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    1. When fun they fly by
      In the bat of an eye

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  15. When I plan my day, it seldom turns out that way.
    Time flies by faster than I think, and the day is gone in a blink.

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    1. Gone and can't get back
      Onward with a forward attack

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  16. Time doesn't usually work out the way I think it will. I would like time to slow down a bit today- as I have so much to do and need much more time.
    ~Jess

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    1. Slow and easy
      Can be pleasy
      But fast and rough
      Can finish stuff

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  17. Took too long
    to smoke bong
    stove was hot
    food needs pot

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  18. Bake a cake

    A swim in a lake.

    Love these Pat!!

    I dont plan so much day by day but always Im busy!!
    xoxoxo

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    1. Busy is grand
      At least most times when at hand

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  19. How long did it take
    is the question at hand
    To answer in lyric
    I'd hire a band

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    1. But hopefully they can sing
      And not sound like death they bring

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  20. Ask how long will it take, and then double the time estimate. In my case, I should probably triple it! Have a good one, Pat!

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    1. haha triple the wait
      Be one long arse date

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  21. Got a treadmill delivered yesterday
    had to be assembled by the band
    I asked them how long it would take
    and they said "have no idea ma'am"

    I'm like haven't you done this before
    or is this the first time
    You can't predict how long to complete the task
    when you are on my dime?

    Turns out it was a short time
    to get it all done
    and then they were gone
    and I could enjoy the day and the sun

    betty

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    1. Didn't want to be nailed down
      In case it could make you frown
      Or they wanted the dough
      You just never know

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  22. How long will it take
    depends on the task
    sometimes I just don't ask
    for fear of a mistake

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    1. Yeah, they surely mistake
      Or lie through their handshake

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  23. I dread going to the DMV. Usually there for hours stuck in too close proximity to icky people. So glad we can renew our licenses online now!

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    1. Yeah, online would be waaaay better
      We still have to go in after we get the letter

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  24. This is something I asked just yesterday
    To my hubby who did not know what to say.
    It could be a week or more
    The attic is making him very sore.
    Strengthen the beams and make sure all is right.
    My hubby is up for that fight.

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    1. Can take a while for such a thing
      I'd hire someone for such a ring

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