A perky woman stepped inside
The elevator car.
I’d never seen her, so her words
To me were quite bizarre.
She turned her back to me and asked
(Formalities she’d skipped)
If I would help her out because
Her dress was not quite zipped.
Of course, I hastened to comply –
I guess she couldn’t reach –
But in the rules of etiquette,
I think this was a breach.
For asking someone’s help to dress
Seems much more apropos
If assistance comes from somebody
You actually know!