WHY PARENTS DRINK!
A boss wondered why one of his most valued employees had not
arrived at work or rung in sick.
Having an urgent problem with one of the main computers, he rang his
home phone number and was greeted with a child's whisper.
'Is your daddy home?' he said
'Yes' whispered the small voice
'May I talk with him?'
The child whispered ' No.'
Surprised and wanting to talk to an adult, the boss asked
'Is Mummy there?' ... 'Yes'
'May I talk with her?'
Again the small voice whispered, 'No.'
Hoping there was somebody with whom he could leave a message
asked 'Is anybody else there?'
'Yes,' whispered the child 'a policeman'.
Wondering what a cop would be doing at his employee's residence,
'May I speak with the policeman?'
'No, he's busy' whispered the child.
'Busy doing what?'
'Talking to Daddy and Mummy and the Fireman' came the whisper.
Growing more worried as he heard a loud noise in the earpiece on the
phone, the boss asked
'What is that noise?'
'A helicopter' answered the whispering voice.
'What is going on there?' demanded the boss, now truly worried.
Again, whispering, the child answered 'The search team just arrived.'
Alarmed, concerned and a little frustrated, the boss asked 'What are
they searching for?'
Still whispering, the young voice replied with a muffled response