JOTD - 1/4/99, Sick Leave
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Mon, 4 Jan 99 20:08:30 -0800
Subject: JOTD - 1/4/99, Sick Leave
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Ed calls in almost every Monday morning and says, "I'm sick." The boss
asks the foreman about him, and the foreman says, "Ed's our best worker.
He does the work of two guys. We don't want to lose him."
So the boss calls Ed into his office. "You seem to have a problem
getting to work on Mondays. You're a really good worker and I don't want
to fire you. What's the problem? What can we do to help? Is it drugs?
Ed hems and haws a bit, then finally grimaces and sighs. "Nah, I don't
drink or do drugs. But, well, my brother-in-law drinks every weekend, and
then he beats up on my sister. So every Monday morning, she calls me
crying, and I go over to make sure she's all right. She puts her head on my
shoulder and cries; then one thing leads to another, and the next thing you
know, we're having sex."
"What!?" his boss says. "You have sex with your sister?"
"Hey," Ed whines. "I *told* you I was sick."
© 1999 Peter Langston