Few Days Off
Two bone weary public servants were working their little hearts
and souls out. Their department was just too busy for staff
to be able take flex. But there had to be a way...
the two public servants suddenly lifted his head. "I
know how to get some time off work" the man whispered.
asked the second worker.
of answering, the man quickly looked around. No sign of his
Director. He jumped up on his desk, kicked out a couple of
ceiling tiles and hoisted himself up. "Look!" he
hissed, then swinging his legs over a metal pipe, hung upside
seconds, the Director emerged from the Branch Head's office
at the far end of the floor. He saw the worker hanging from
the ceiling, and asked him what on earth he thought he was
a light bulb" answered the public servant.
think you need some time off," barked the Director. "Get
out of here - that's an order - and I don't want to see you
back here for at least another two days! You understand me?"
sir", the public servant answered meekly, then jumped
down, logged off his computer and left.
worker was hot on his heels.
do you think you're going?" the boss asked.
he said lightly.
can't work in the dark."
Jewish man and a Chinese man were conversing. The Jewish
man commented upon what a wise people the Chinese are. "Yes,"
replied the Chinese, "Our culture is over 4,000 years old.
But, you Jews are a very wise people, too." The Jewish man
replied, "Yes, our culture is over 5,000 years old." The
Chinese man was incredulous, "That's impossible," he replied.
"Where did your people eat for a thousand years?
died and went to heaven. As he stood in front of the main
door, he saw a huge wall of clocks behind him. He asked,
"What are all those clocks?" The gatekeeper answered, "Those
are Lie-Clocks. Everyone on Earth has a Lie-Clock. Every
time you lie the hands on your clock will move." "Oh," said
the man, "Whose clock is that?" "That's Mother Teresa's.
The hands have never moved, indicating that she never told
a lie." "Incredible," said the man. "And whose clock is
that one?" The gatekeeper responded, "That's Abraham Lincoln's
clock. The hands have moved twice, telling us that Abe told
only two lies in his entire life." "Where's George Bush's
clock?" asked the man. "Bush's clock is in the head office.
It's being used as a ceiling fan."
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