30 March 2010


Charlie, a new retiree greeter at Wal-Mart, just could not get to work on time.

Every day he was 5, 10, 15 minutes late. But he was a good worker, really tidy, clean shaven, sharp-minded and a credit to the company. He was clearly demonstrating the benefit of Wal-Mart's "older persons are friendly" policy.

One day the boss called him into his office for a talk. "Charlie, I have to tell you, I like your work ethic, you do a bang up job, but you being late so often is quite bothersome".

"Yes, I know boss, and I am working on it."

"Well good, you are a team player. That's what I like to hear. It's odd though you coming in late. I know you're retired from the Navy. What did they say if you came in late there?"

"They said 'Good morning, Admiral, can I get you a cup of coffee, sir?"

1 comment:

  1. And THAT, my friend, is a key reason why.......;)