The Bag Packing Girl

The Bag Packing Girl

I used to be a bag packer,

Bringing service with a smile,

I used to be a bag packer,

Often asked to go the extra mile.


With a thin ill-fitting uniform,

You'd want service to your car,

Never mind the temperature

Just as long as you don't have to bend too far.


I used to be a bag packer

Or “Customer service Clerk”

I used to be a bag packer

A staff discount my only perk.


If other departments were busy,

I would then become a skivvy

Asked to help out with the cleaning

And buff the floor, so it was gleaming.


I used to be a bag packer,

It amazed me that people think

That you are just a bag packer,

And some folks attitude to me would stink.


But I was a customer service clerk,

Bringing you service with a smile,

And even if I thought you were a jerk

I would go the extra mile.

Patricia Ann Ward © 5/1/12

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dahoglund 4 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

In one way or another I think most of us have been in jobs like that.


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DanielNeff 4 years ago from Asheville, NC

Good job. I enjoyed your poem. Took me right into the world of being a bagger.


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hecate-horus 4 years ago from Rowland Woods

I definitely can relate to this..it's a thankless job at times. Good poem!


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jblais1122@aol 4 years ago from Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Thank you, very good! Sounds like my job on occasion.


Ghaelach 4 years ago

Hi Tricia.

Even the truth can be put to rhyme.

LOL Ghaelach


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Tricia Ward 4 years ago from Scotland Author

Thanks for all your comments folks! Thought people might be able to relate.


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Dee42 4 years ago from Beautiful Arkansas

Ah how cool was that!! Loved it.

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