It was the first day of August
Although gloomy and gray
It was time to buy school supplies
I couldn’t waste a day.
A chance to save a buck.
Sure I’d have to fight the crowds,
But I didn’t give a . . . hmmmmm, duck?
I woke up with a purpose,
And jumped (crawled) out of bed.
Nothing could stop me.
I was moving ahead!
Oh sure there were obstacles,
There always are.
The cat peed in my shoes,
But at least it wasn’t my car.
There was milk spilled at breakfast.
There were bills in the mail.
Will I ever get to Wal-Mart?
I’m moving slow as a snail!
I finally arrived,
And the crowd was actually small.
Why, I said to myself,
This will be no trouble at all.
So down the aisles I went,
Grabbing all that I needed
To help my son succeed in school
With all the knowledge he would be feeded.
Pencils and paper
And a notebook or two.
Oooooo. The highlighters look neat.
So I grabbed quite a few.
I couldn’t help but feel proud
As I filled up my cart.
Because usually I do school shopping
On the night before school starts.
But as I reached the checkout
I was soon filled with sorrow,
As the cashier indifferently told me
The No-Tax Days Sale starts tomorrow.