Don Aslett

A chiseling game of subtle duress

Where two parties bargain more for less

Be it for properties, time, or wares

Looking for bigger slice of shares

So goes the waste of negotiate

Where integrity can slip to exaggerate

A parley to squeeze your fellow man

To get last inch or penny that you can

Character must be pushed aside

And any honor slips to pride

To take any advantage that you’re able

And leave no excess on the table

How can any victory abound

In beating a brother’s value down?

If willing to accept less than you ask

You’re only absent a robber’s mask!

How far will each party need to go

When honesty only takes a “yes” or “no”

Should matter less who’s lost or won

Set a fair price and call it done!

Don Aslett of McCammon is the founder of The Museum of Clean, 711 S. 2nd Ave., Pocatello, and still enjoys giving tours to all visitors. Check out the museum's website at