The Manager



The manager of a large office noticed a new man one day and told
him to come into his office. "What is your name?" was the first
thing the manager asked the new guy.

"John," the new guy replied.

The manager scowled, "Look, I don't know what kind of a
mamby-pamby place you worked at before, but I don't call
anyone  by their first name. It breeds familiarity and that leads
to a breakdown in authority. I refer to my employees by their last
name only - Smith, Jones, Baker - that's all. I am to be referred
to only as Mr. Robertson. Now that we got that straight, what is
your last name?"

The new guy sighed and said, "Darling. My name is John Darling."

"Okay, John, the next thing I want to tell you is..."