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THE WAITER AND THE ALLIGATOR, by            
First Line: Beneath the waves and mud
Last Line: The alligator.
Subject(s): Gratuities; Waiters & Waitresses; Tips


Beneath the waves and mud
Of the Mississippi flood,
Hides the alligator;
Behind the potted plants
Of Parisian restaurants,
Lurks the waiter.

With his elongated teeth
He will eat you like roast beef,
Will the alligator;
With his sickening little grin
He will scoop your money in,
Will the waiter.

If I had to choose between
The crocodile and Paris Green,
And the waiter;
I'd take the poison "off the bat"
And -- after that --
The alligator.





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