Love in an office park: an ode to small business

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? thought Rob Hamblin, of BikesBeUs, Inc.

Thou art more lovely and more temperate, he wanted to tell the adorable Kate, of Kitchen & Sink

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May; he wished they’d rattle his workload too

Summer’s lease hath all too short a date; no imagining summer here— data entry was making him blue

At times Rob felt that his job demanded too much

And he sunk into piles of paper, a spark with Kate seemed out of his clutch

He had loved her from afar for what seemed like forever

But she worked in C-21 and he was always ensconced in A-3, seeing her almost never

By chance, or nature’s changing course, he signed up for Commerce Sync

And found that his heaps of mindless paperwork began to shrink

Thy eternal summer shall not fade, he thought with glee

Chocolates, flowers and balloons he purchased in a Valentine’s Day shopping spree

And left them for Kate to find, with a card that read

“I want to get to know you better. Will you go on a date with me?” he pled

Kate was delighted, for she had always fancied Rob from afar, too

The date ended up being more than a date— it was their relationship’s debut!

Now that Rob can skip manual data entry because of Commerce Sync

He thanks his lucky stars and gives his computer a knowing wink

“So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,

So long lives this, and this gives live to thee.”