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AZBEX Presents 2016 Bah Humbug Awards

By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange


It’s the end of the year

And we all want to play

But requests need responses

Before New Year’s Day


Each year we call out

All the fun-stopping Grinches

Who into Holiday breaks

Throw hard deadline wrenches


On 12-27

Four submittals are due

Chip seal emulsions and three-eighth-inch chips

Have City of AJ out cracking their whips


Frontera needs subs

For a job in Surprise

And a Grand Canyon pump fix

Has us wiping our eyes.


The twenty-eighth is no better

With five replies due

Leaving us switching our eggnog

For dank witch’s brew


Tempe wants its police shooting range

All overhauled

Tucson needs lighting parts

(See they deck their halls!)


Phoenix needs trails kept up

For hikers’ fun

Tucson safe routes to school

For Henry Elem’s little ones


Last but not least

J. Walters Construction

Needs a Taco Bell sub

For a Mesa production


The twenty-ninth comes

With another four due

This is getting ridiculous

We’re crying (Aren’t you?)


Avondale’s parks need a trails master plan

Page utilities upgrades have our heads in our hands

Glendale’s landscaping needs water advancements

And Phoenix’s bus stops need ongoing enhancements


Only three due the thirtieth

Starts to soften our frown

Phoenix wants someone

To redev Downtown


And also a CMAR

To fix water mains

Navajo County wants red rocks

Crushed and maintained


If these Grinches’ hard deadlines

Have caused you to grieve

Dry your eyes, one and all

Nothing’s due New Year’s Eve.


Happy Holidays from the entire AZBEX Family.

1 Comment on AZBEX Presents 2016 Bah Humbug Awards

  1. D.J. McSmackfresh // December 22, 2016 at 12:53 pm // Reply


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