Oblivious

31st December 2009

Being oblivious is not an excuse
- Look
The teachers who teach MJ, teach on the stage
The teachers who teach Tango, teach in the middle of the floor
This means
They are right in the middle of everyone
And everyone
Stays a 'discreet' distance

Well
Almost everyone
Because some berks
Seem to think it is ok
To position themselves
About an arms length away
From the teachers
Carrying out the moves
Oblivious
Of others wanting to watch
And blocking the view
We, us English can't see

But
We seem to tolerate this rude behaviour
(for longer than we should)
And after a while
After tutting between ourselves
We pluck up courage to politely say
'Er, excuse me' and gently touch them on the arm
They turn around, look at you
'Huh? Oh'
They utter
They then proceed to take one step backwards
And one step to the right
As though that resolves the viewing problem

Well
IT DOESN'T! - YOU ARE STILL IN MY WAY!
But do we shout at them?
No
What do we do?
'Oh thank you'
We meekly say - like sheep

Right
You have my permission
Yes, you can blame me
Just shout out
OI! GET OUT THE BLOODY WAY! NO - MOVE RIGHT BACK!
And look aggressive too!
Bet you don't though
Too uncomfortable for you... (and for me)

Ken Royden, 31st December 2009

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