Job Advice for New Grads

by James Finn Garner

Carny barker, rodeo clown,
Digging ditches in the ground,
Pizza schlepping in Astoria,
Lube guy at some sex emporia,
Blue-haired lady’s gigolo
(Let’s hope you never stoop that low),
Roadkill man on th’ Interstate,
Scrounging cans or selling bait–

Whatever crummy job you get,
Be thankful you’re not Mr. Met.


Published in New York Mets, Pure doggerel, Youth | Link to this poem | 3 Comments

Job Advice for New Grads: 3 Comments

  1. Stu wrote,

    wonderful. and topical.

  2. Todd wrote,

    Ditto Stu. This brought a smile – and conjured the vision of a huge-headed figure of pathos. (Thankfully blocked: any mental images of blue-haired women-in-the-mood.)

  3. Hilary Barta wrote,

    Very funny, Mr. G.

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