COCAL IV Papers and Commentary

The Twelve Days of Bargaining

NOTE: The Rabble-A Players Comedy Troupe, a group of mostly community college professors, performed at COCAL IV. Several persons have asked for a copy of the lyrics to "The Twelve Days of Bargaining." Here are the lyrics:

On the first day of bargaining, my college offered me
A lottery ticket instead of salary
2 freeway maps
3 self-help workshops
4 feet of floss
5 sweatshop pencils
6 pats on the back
7 yawning trustees
8 spoons of Malox
9 minutes of prep time
10 cups of coffee
11 extra students
12 penny raises


GUIDELINES

"The Twelve Days of Bargaining" is a parody of the traditional Christmas song "The Twelve Days of Christmas" and is sung to its structure and music:

On the first day of bargaining, my college offered me a lottery ticket instead of salary.

On the second day of bargaining, my college offered me 2 freeway maps and a lottery ticket instead of salary.

On the third day of bargaining, my college offered me 3 self-help workshops, 2 freeway maps, and a lottery ticket instead of salary...

and so on.

Linda Janakos with the Rabble-A Players Comedy Troupe. Anyone interested in using the lyrics or in booking the comedy troupe to perform "The Twelve Days of Bargaining" or other skits should contact linkos@aol.com. The comedy troupe encourages all to use the lyrics or the routine freely as long it's not for profit. We would like to be contacted, however, in order to maintain a record of use.

Linda


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