How to use an otter to negotiate
Is to turn it loose in the room
Among the lawyers and business types
Trusting its liquid eyes and old-woman whiskers
To get us to a place where everyone is happy
While knowing they all know you know
Otters live by their wits
And teeth and claws
Are fiercely territorial
Defend their young to the death
Only sometimes mate for life
But prefer loafing in the waves
If only everyone could get along
Image: Otter, by Steve Slocomb, published under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) license.
Wait, sorry — you say it’s an offer to negotiate? Oh… never mind, then.