Joe’s Kitchen – Manchester Airport / Terminal 1
At Manchester Airport again.
You’re tired and you’re hungry, and slightly insane
Jet-lagged and red-eyed from hours in a plane
From Cancun, Orlando or somewhere in Spain
So what’s to do? A butty from Boots, Greggs or the Spar?
Certainly not, when there’s the finest by far – Joe’s Kitchen
With Joe’s Kitchen, you know where you are
Welcome in, and listen to the music
The staff are so friendly, whatever you need
A little or a lot, they’re happy to feed you
With quality seasonal grub, better than any pub
Ask for Dave from Bench Hill
Or Polish Karolina, Marlena, Merilin, Kasia (Kate), Paul, Angel
And others I don’t yet know – thankyou all
The managers and manageresses - you know who you are
Any of them will give you great service at Joe’s
They’ll bring you an excellent brew
You’ll quaff it, and go for another, or two
Be sure to get stamps on a loyalty card
You’ll be coming again, by plane, tram or train
Six stamps – the next coffee is free - gratis, you see
I had the veggie omelette – nothing died for me
Even the bacon can’t tempt me, you see
I also go for Heinz beans – protein-rich, and hopefully flatulence-free
Today we shared poetry – Knickers That Fit
Quite rude in parts, but Hayley ( off Corrie ) liked it, quite a bit
One night at the Green Room in the city. Now gone? What a pity
It was hard at the mic’ yet powerful that night
Drunk on the lager, what else could I do but try a poem or two?
A Woman for a Week? This Day Will Never Come Again? Kelly Kissed Me?
Not sure – it was all a bit of a blur
But it went down well. So what the hell?
At Joe’s, I’ve not tried all the specials or soups
We’ll have to start coming for tea, Kathleen & me
Joe’s Kitchen (Manchester) must be one of the best – better than the rest
There is one in Derby – we might go one day, to draw the comparisons
But I’m sure that we’ll say – Manchester’s best – I recommend it. Do give it a try
Even the toast is the best that I know
With butter, marmalade or jams. Peanut butter, Nutella – even Marmite, oh no!
The specials on the board – beautiful written, and lovingly prepared, by chefs who care
To all of the staff - each one a treasure, a star
Overworked? Underpaid ? – that’s not for me to say
Anyway -just leave them a little tip if you like
A smile or two, a thank you, a compliment, a Jolly Well Done
A winning lottery ticket, all’s welcome at Joe’s
And who is this Joe? Don’t know – but his Kitchen’s damn good
Try it, you should – you’ll be so glad that you did
But if you’re not fully satisfied, charge it to John
The yellow coat will find me, but if I’ve gone
I’ll be back in the morning, some day soon
My credit card is American Express 4020 XXXX 1243 9999 Exp 03/17 Security aha
Cheers to all at Joe’s and ‘bye for now.
John, from Bury