International Accounting Day (Limerick)

Happy International Accounting Day, which is celebrated on November 10th. My apologies to accountants for this limerick:

Limerick Ode To An Excellent Career
By Madeleine Begun Kane

The comptroller had tried to do well
With his powerful urge to excel.
He had planned out his life
Using spreadsheets, but strife
Intervened. He’s accounting in hell.

UPDATE: October 17 is Spreadsheet Day.

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10 Responses to “International Accounting Day (Limerick)”

  1. Bob Dvorak says:

    A quick one without laboring for hours:

    The accountant found dining a waste.
    To the doctor: “My palate’s misplaced.
    With this cold in my head
    I won’t buy more than bread.”
    Seems there’s just no accounting for taste.

  2. poetrydiary says:

    …and I thought you couldn’t possibly go wrong if you stuck to spreadsheets….

    You made me smile.

  3. ninotaziz says:

    This was absolute fun for me who HAVE to leave accounting and money matters to others.

  4. JulesPaige says:

    I rely on a computer program to balance my check book – Numbers are not my forte…

  5. Sara V says:

    Love that wordplay–powerful urge to excel–terrific!

  6. Have to love the “Excel” comment. You are a wily woman, but you already knew that! Love you, Mad… Amy
    Wisconsin Mud

  7. Niebla says:

    I loved that “strife intervened” – says it so well!

  8. madkane says:

    Thanks so much everyone for your enthusiastic comments!

  9. Mary says:

    This made me smile. I am sure there is a lot of accounting in hell. LOL.

  10. madkane says:

    Thanks, Mary! :)