Thursday, June 28, 2012

Why Parents Drink

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...


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