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The Bag Packing Girl

Updated on December 25, 2012

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

Other Poetry on Hubpages

If you like my poem, why not look at some of my other stuff

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This is just a small selection, thank you for reading!


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    • Dee42 profile image

      Dee42 5 years ago from Beautiful Arkansas

      Ah how cool was that!! Loved it.

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      Tricia Ward 6 years ago from Scotland

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

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      Ghaelach 6 years ago

      Hi Tricia.

      Even the truth can be put to rhyme.

      LOL Ghaelach

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      jblais1122@aol 6 years ago from Kansas City, Missouri, USA

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

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      hecate-horus 6 years ago from Rowland Woods

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

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      DanielNeff 6 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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      Don A. Hoglund 6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

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