Alan Alexander Milne

(18 January 1882 – 31 January 1956 / Kilburn, London)

Politeness - Poem by Alan Alexander Milne

If people ask me,
I always tell them:
"Quite well, thank you, I'm very glad to say."
If people ask me,
I always answer,
"Quite well, thank you, how are you to-day?"
I always answer,
I always tell them,
If they ask me
Politely.....
BUT SOMETIMES

I wish

That they wouldn't.


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  • Susan Williams (12/13/2015 12:52:00 AM)

    I can hear a child saying this and barely able to restrain himself from stamping his feet for emphasis (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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