Susan Jarvis: Fine Dining

Beware all whine-and-dine taboos;
Those anti-social vocal wrecks –  
And mind you mind your Ps and Qs.

To slam the Pope will not amuse;
This rousing grouse is bound to vex.
Beware all whine-and-dine taboos.

Eschew the schmooze on kitsch tattoos;
Don't flash your abs or flex your pecs
And mind you mind your Ps and Qs.

Do ditch your views on nuptial blues;
Don't bitch about your boozy ex.
Beware all whine-and-dine taboos.

Folk never relish hellish news;
It twists the gut and mists the specs.
And mind you mind your Ps and Qs.

When touting topics do not choose
Those fifty passé shades of sex.   
Beware all whine-and-dine taboos  
And mind you mind your Ps and Qs.