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I hesitate to recommend
A show or restaurant to a friend.
What I may like, my pal may not;
I’m sure that happens quite a lot.

For taste is most particular
And some are so nitpickular.
The better answer, if they ask,
Is that you’re not up for the task.

But sometimes, though, you slip and tell
And luckily, it works out well.
You’re happy that you chose to share,
But those exceptions can be rare.

‘Cause if the opposite takes place,
You’re left with egg upon your face.
It’s better not to recommend,
Despite the good that you intend.

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  1. Date: 1/16/2013 3:08:00 PM
    Nitpickular and the egg; those were the best parts. Awesome poem. Keep it up!

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 7:15:00 PM
    I love to hear recommendations from anyone in terms of what restaurants to go to. I am so chickened in terms of trying our new places. A few times I ventured on my owns and they were bad. Anyhow, great write, Ilene. Enjoyed!

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 8:39:00 AM
    I would recommend this poem to any of my pals...'nitpickular', huh? ...Is that in the dictionary?...VERY clever and insightful, Ilene! - Tim