The boss wondered why one of her most valued employees was absent but had not phoned in sick, so she dialled the employee's home phone number and was greeted with a child's whisper: "Hello?"
"Is your daddy home?"
"Yes, he's out in the garden," whispered the small voice.
"May I please speak with him?"
The child whispered, "No."
So the boss asked, "Well, is mum there?"
"Yes, she's out in the garden too."
The boss asked, "May I speak with her please?"
Again the small voice whispered, "No."
Hoping there was someone with whom she could leave a message, the boss asked, "Is anybody else there?"
"Yes," whispered the child, "a policeman."
Wondering what a policeman would be doing at her 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 Mummy and the police-dog men."
Growing more worried as she heard a loud noise in the background, the boss asked, "What is that noise?"
"It's a helicopter," answered the whispering voice.
"What is going on there?" demanded the boss, now truly apprehensive.
"The search team just landed a helicopter."
"A search team?" said the boss.
"What are they searching for?"
Still whispering, the young voice replied with a muffled giggle...