Vendor Venting (Limerick)

Vendor Venting (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

A package arrives, which I lift.
Since I’ve NOT placed an order, I’m miffed.
It’s a greedy misdeed
To anticipate need.
Dear Amazon: Thanks for the gift.

Note from Mad Kane: This hasn’t actually happened to me, but it’s only a matter of time. Why? Because Amazon has just patented “anticipatory shipping.”

Yes, Amazon thinks it knows what we want, even before we know we want it.

Sorry Amazon, but my husband can’t read my mind … and neither can you.

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10 Responses to “Vendor Venting (Limerick)”

  1. brian miller says:

    i saw they were doing this…a little scary when you play it out…maybe their drones will deliver and hold you at missile point until you pay as well…

  2. Coal Kissed says:

    I LOVE limericks and you did a fantastic job on this one. It is kind of scary that Amazon thinks they can predict what we want. I don’t think it will work with me because I don’t always know what I want! Really enjoyed this thanks for sharing it on dVerse.

  3. dkirkstokes says:

    There once was an Amazing store
    That thought that I needed some more
    They sent me some things
    And they said with no strings
    But collectors are outside my door!

    I laughed and laughed when I read what they were doing.

  4. steph says:

    I read about this. The almighty corporation knows what we want. I love what you did with it. We can still laugh about it. :)

  5. A wonderful little rhyme. Tight and concise. Lovely.

  6. Lasha says:

    Yes very true words……… I know what you mean by “Sorry Amazon, but my husband can’t read my mind … and neither can you.”

    I am in the same idea tooooo…….

  7. joanna says:

    “anticipatory shipping”–yikes. Oh, Amazon. you’ve gone so far astray.
    loved the limerick!

  8. kkkkaty says:

    I remember when Amazon first started was a cool place to go online, but so much has’s all about the almighty dollar…I hope you send this to them ;)

  9. kkkkaty says:

    I remember when Amazon first started up here in was a cool place but has changed to a point beyond recognition..I hope you send this to them ;)

  10. Mark Butkus says:

    You are ahead of the curve with this limerick as I just read about Amazon’s “assumptions” this morning.
    Mark Butkus