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The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men

January 24, 2020

The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men

The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men

Apex Office Centers celebrates its Burns night with poetry recitals

Robert Burns (1759-1796), the Scottish poet, wrote these lines which were borrowed by John Steinbeck for his novel Of Mice and Men.

A Burns supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns, the author of many Scots poems. The suppers are normally held on or near the poet’s birthday, 25 January.

He penned more than 550 poems and songs before his death in 1796. A massive source of inspiration to the founders of Liberalism and Socialism, the 18th-century writer is known for his astute social commentary and focus on all things political. Scotlands national poet is considered a revolutionary figure, both in his homeland and beyond.

Dubbed the greatest Scot of all timeby STV in 2009, the writer from Ayrshire died of rheumatic fever at the age of just 37.

Burns night is almost equally famous for its main dish, haggis. The delicacy is traditionally made with sheep’s heart, stomach, liver and lung as well as onion, suet and oatmeal. This mixture is then boiled in the stomach of a sheep and often served with turnips and potatoes, affectionately known as neeps and tatties.

Admittedly it does sound like an odd mixture, but surely it can’t be that bad? Well apparently it is to the people who matter in America, where haggis has been banned.

How might this happen, I hear you ask? Well, the US banned the use of lungs in food in 1971 and the ban is still in place today. The US Department of Agriculture states livestock lungs shall not be saved for use as human food.”

Apex Office Centers celebrated its Burns night this week with ardent followers of the Virtual Office HQ anxious to take part in reading Scottish poetry that is almost impossible to pronounce.

Luckily Apex telephonists don’t have Scottish accents and can be be easily understood. Apex Office Centers offers its clients the ability to have their business calls answered by professionals so that they can carry on working.

We offer monthly plans, starting at $79 per month to have your phone answered. We also rent out office suites, collect your mail and forward it to you all around the world.

Its not as exciting as a Burns Supper, but after being in business for over 20 years, you can forgive us for being reliably professional.

Call John or Sherri for more. 916-677-4200.

by John Tomnay. CEO at Apex Office Centers