The Excuse




Jones came into the office an hour late for the third time in
one week and found the boss waiting for him. "What's the
story this time, Jones?" he asked sarcastically. "Let's hear a
good excuse for a change."

Jones sighed, "Everything went wrong this morning, Boss.
The wife decided to drive me to the station. She got ready in
ten minutes, but then the drawbridge got stuck. Rather than
let you down, I swam across the river -- look, my suit's still
damp -- ran out to the airport, got a ride on Mr. Thompson's
helicopter, landed on top of Radio City Music Hall, and was
carried here piggyback by one of the Rockettes."

"You'll have to do better than that, Jones," said the boss,
obviously disappointed. "No woman can get ready in ten