The Chains of Responsibility
"Hello Miss, please Miss,
would you please lend us this?"
"Well, yes, I guess,
but you mustn't make a mess.
That means no unravelled mittens,
and especially no dead, slaughtered kittens.
I don't want to hear any complaining,
not about noise, mayhem or any staining.
And do not cut down any trees,
it'll make a sound even if no one sees."
"But Miss, that's so unfair,
when Andrew had it he exterminated an antique chair!"
"Boys, those are my rules,
they're to be followed when you borrow my tools."
"Fine, we'll do as you say,
we'll return it almost right away."
"Just stand there and gaze in awe,
I sure as hell know what to do when borrowing someone a chain saw."