I started to measure as a weight watchers gimmick. Then I discovered the huge savings in it.

The flour has a cup, and the tea has a spoon.
I measure the cats dinner, soap powder and peas.
The porridge and Blitzen, sultanas and cheese.
I measure the milk for a cuppa as well.
If visitors come, you can easily tell.
I count out the squares on the loo paper too.
And use the lid on the top of the cheapest shampoo.
What all started out as a vanity whim,
has made my costs and my hips, exceedingly trim.


[What an excellent oily rag verse! Nothing terse, not even a mild curse. And the odd riddle, that made us giggle. – Oily Rag Ed’]