Nor has word reached us from Geneva
Along with astronomers' astronomical fees.
This is no right-on think-tank's idea,
Nor is this done at the City's behest.
Who came up with it first nobody knows.
All sane folk will no doubt shelve it with the rest
Of the mad, bad notions, the wacky, the weird,
Odd socks in the drawer, loose change in the purse,
Spare screws unneeded, the needy unheeded,
Anyone who deviates, makes society worse.