Early at work
Since I was the first to arrive at our high-tech company one
morning, I answered the telephone. When the caller asked for
field engineering, I explained that it was before normal
business hours, but that I would help if I could.
"What's your job there?" the caller asked me.
"I'm the president," I replied.
There was a pause.
"I'll call back later," he said,
"I need to talk to someone who knows something."
"Everybody is talking about the big quarrel the Smiths from
across the street had," said the wife.
"Gladis and Margo think Mrs. Smith is completely right and
Bernice and Kitty think Mr. Smith is right. Personally, I think
that Mr. Smith is horrible. I don't see how she puts up with
"I don't suppose there are a few eccentrics in the crowd who
bother to mind their own business?" commented the husband.
When Diane found out she was pregnant, she told the good news to
anyone who would listen. But her 4-year-old son overheard some
of her parents' private conversations. One day when Diane and
her 4-year-old were shopping a woman asked the little boy if he
was excited about the new baby.
"Yes!" the 4-year-old said,
"and I know what we are going to name it, too. If it's a girl
we're going to call her Christina, and if it's another boy we're
going to call it quits!"