HEADS OR TAILS prompts us to write about something connected with 'POINT'.
I hope a pointed remark will do!
TO THE POINT!
Tom worked at the grocery check-out to earn some extra cash.
And he found some customers difficult, boorish, morose or brash.
He was used to being tactful and letting such matters pass,
Though he sometimes found situations tended to verge on farce.
But he wasn't prepared for Elvira, who stood in the line one day!
For one thing she had no manners, pushing others out of the way.
Her voice was harsh and screeching, expletives she kept bawling,
Her language was from the gutter and her manners were appalling.
Two little boys were with her, one was six and one was nine;
They were squabbling and pushing and fighting in the line.
Elvira slapped them round the ears, and shouted 'Shut your face!'
All in all the family was an absolute disgrace.
At last they reached the check-out and Tom had had enough;
He knew this certain customer would make his job more tough.
'Get on with it!' Elvira cried 'I can't stand here all day!'
And that's when Tom decided on exactly what he'd say,
For he knew he must say something to even up the score.....
And so he said ' You have two boys.They must be twins for sure!'
'Twins!' yelled Elvira, spluttering, 'Are you right off your head!
Can't you see one's older! You're an idiot!' she said.
'What made you say a thing like that! You're talking stupid rot!
Can't you see Brad's nine years old and Damien is not!'
Then came the very pointed remark; (all right, it isn't nice!)
'I just can't believe that anyone could ever make love to you twice!'