Saturday, April 08, 2006
And You Thought Your Day Waz Bad...
Why Parents Have Gray Hair
The boss of a big company called his network engineer on his day off about an emergency that had to be taken care of right away.
After dialing the employee’s home phone number, he heard a child's whisper.
Slightly annoyed by having a child pick up the phone, the boss asked, "Is your Daddy home?”
"Yes," whispered the small voice.
"May I talk with him?"
"No," came the whispered answer.
Trying another tactic he ventured, "Is your Mommy there?
"Yes," came the answer.
"May I talk with her?"
Again the small voice whispered, "No."
Surely an adult had to be monitoring the kid. "Is there anyone there besides you?"
"Yes," whispered the child, "a policeman."
The boss frowned, bewildered. "May I speak with the policeman?"
"No, he's busy," whispered the child.
"Busy doing what?"
"Talking to Daddy and Mommy and the Fireman," came the quiet answer.
The boss heard a very loud whirring roar through the earpiece on the phone.
"What is that noise?"
"A hello copper," answered the still whispering voice.
"What is going on there?" The boss raised his voice, alarmed.
In quiet awe the child answered, "The search team just landed the hello copper."
The boss was out of patience, "Well, what in the world are they searching for?"
The young voice muffled a giggle, "Me."