No seating chart is formalized;
No printed plan exists,
Yet when an interloper sits
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How easily we’re miffed.
By custom — habit — usage trend,
By rights that seat is mine;
So if another dares to sit,
Have I no cause to whine?
Politeness bars my speaking up;
My glare will have to do,
Conveying thus the message stern:
You’re sitting in my pew!
Don Munday, email@example.com