Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Change and Renewal

[picture of my gas meter, Copyright Jimmiehov]

Mary, Mary, how does your gas meter flow  
With little wheels spinning and numbers changing  
Comes a little man who reconditions them  
Good as new they will be with improvements made
    
Fix yours today before the market goes out  
It will send your numbers to a satellite  
You can get your bill via the Internet  
Meter readers gone like lift operators  
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 - Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2021, All Rights Reserved. 
  - I am linked with Rosemary for the topic prompt, "Change and Renewal," at her Weekly Scribbling #81, https://poetsandstorytellersunited.blogspot.com/2021/08/weekly-scribblings-81-change-and-renewal.html
 - There Rosemary has asked us to write about change and renewal.  She chose this topic after her apartment/flat needed a complete renewal due to a severe invasion of Mould.  
 - 88 syllables were written today for my ditty.  The associate pastor at our church worked for and with his father reconditioning gas meters for customers and utility companies when theirs would go on the fritz.  He has a meter in his office with glass sides and top for the purpose of showing customers how the meter worked.   Clever.   That job was before he went into the ministry.
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12 Comments:

At Wednesday, August 04, 2021 2:04:00 AM, Blogger Vandana Sharma said...

I like it!! poetry can be found anywhere :)!

 
At Wednesday, August 04, 2021 2:57:00 AM, Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I can remember gas meters like that – if only just. How things which were once commonplace became historical!

 
At Thursday, August 05, 2021 2:10:00 AM, Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Ah a lil history in your poem and lots of progress.
Thanks for dropping by my blog to read mine

Much❤love

 
At Thursday, August 05, 2021 12:01:00 PM, Blogger Helen said...

Love it!!! We still have meter readers in Bend ... go figure.

 
At Saturday, August 07, 2021 7:37:00 PM, Blogger Lisa said...

I don't have a gas meter, but the electric company did put in new "Smart Meters" that send the usage in. We did have one like that when we had gas and electricity. I like it being reader free. No worries about the gate and the dog. It reminds me how the trash collector (always a "garbage man") would have a big can over his shoulder, and go into the backyards to dump the household cans into his big one. The truck would stop every few houses for him to dump it. We had a sign on the fence reminding them to please shut the gate. Imagine going in backyard!

 
At Sunday, August 08, 2021 6:23:00 AM, Blogger Old Egg said...

Changes happen all the time; however it is more likely the provider will benefit more than the user in the process!

 
At Sunday, August 08, 2021 9:43:00 AM, Blogger dsnake1 said...

wow, a poem on gas meters.
How technology is changing the way we live. The meter guy is still reading meters at our place (gas, electricity & water) but the company is encouraging us to send in the numbers on their app. :)

 
At Sunday, August 08, 2021 10:01:00 AM, Blogger phillip woodruff (jalopy dreams) said...

well i have no idea what elevator girls are, but i guess that's the point of the poem, very well written jim, very clever

 
At Sunday, August 08, 2021 1:57:00 PM, Blogger indybev said...

....and their company includes the guy who pumped gas (except in the state of Oregon, where he still pumps gas).

 
At Sunday, August 08, 2021 7:21:00 PM, Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Ah yes, there are so many of those kinds of changes in our world! The younger ones are blissfully unaware of them, having begun life after the changes happened.

 
At Wednesday, August 11, 2021 2:48:00 PM, Blogger purplepeninportland.com said...

I hope the elevator girls didn’t die as the meters did. Great poem, Jim!

 
At Wednesday, August 11, 2021 9:43:00 PM, Blogger Jim said...

Haha! No, they had to get different jobs when elevator operating became self service.
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