Sears School of Watchmaking
A good watchmaker always succeeds,
Although he has not all the tools he needs.
From experience then, I always will say,
What was good in the past, is still good today.
But one afternoon, when my work had begun.
I was handed a watch that just wouldn't run.
A customer stood and just stared at me
As I wondered just what the trouble could be.
Just then it slipped and fell on the floor;
Nothing was broken - but it ran once more!
A clumsy watchmaker I turned out to be,
And a satisfied man gave his thanks to me.
Watches are pretty delicate things.
All full of tiny screws and springs.
But dropping a watch should never be done -
You make no money by making them run!