Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Why Parents Drink

The boss wondered why one of his most valued employees was absent but had not phoned in sick one day. Needing to have an urgent problem with one of the main computers resolved, he dialed the employee's home phone number and was greeted with a child's whisper. "Hello?"

"Is your daddy home?" he asked.

"Yes," replied the small voice.

"May I talk with him?"

The child whispered, "No".

Surprised and wanting to talk with an adult, the boss asked "Is your Mommy there?" "Yes"

"May I talk with her?" Again the small voice quietly replied, "No"

Hoping there was someone more communicative with whom he could leave a message, the boss asked, "Is anybody else there?"

"Yes," muttered the child, "a policeman."

Wondering what a cop would be doing at his employee's home, the boss asked, "May I speak with the policeman?".

"No, he's busy." whispered the child.

"Busy doing what?"

"Talking to Daddy and Mommy and the Firemen", came the hushed answer.

Growing more worried as he heard a loud noise in the background, the boss asked "What is that noise?"

"A helicopter", answered the whispering voice.

"What is going on there?" demanded the boss, now truly apprehensive. Again whispering, the child answered,

"The search team just landed a helicopter."

Alarmed, concerned and a little frustrated, the boss asked, "What are they searching for?".

Still whispering, the young voice replied with a muffled giggle... "Me".

(H/T Baby Kunz)

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