Why Parents Drink?

The boss wondered why one of his most valued employees was absent but had not phoned in sick. So he dialed the employee’s home phone number and was greeted with a child’s whisper. ‘ Hello ?

‘Is your daddy home?’ ‘ Yes, he’s out in the garden ,’ whispered the small voice. ‘May I talk with him?’ The child whispered, ‘ No .’ ;

So the boss asked, ‘Well, is your Mommy there?’ ‘ Yes, she’s out in the garden too ‘& The boss asked; ‘May I talk with her?’ Again the small voice whispered, ‘ No .’ Hoping there was somebody with whom he could leave a message, the boss asked, ‘Is anybody else there?’ ‘ Yes ,’ whispered the child, ‘ a policeman..

Wondering what a cop would be doing at his employee’s home, the boss asked, ‘May I speak with the policeman?’ ‘ No, he’s busy , ‘ whispered the child. ‘Busy doing what?’ ‘ Talking to Daddy and Mommy and the police dog men. ‘ Growing more worried as he heard a loud noise in the background, the boss asked, ‘What is that noise?’ ‘ It’s a helicopter ‘ answered the whispering voice.

‘What is going on there?’ demanded the boss, now truly apprehensive. The search team just landed a helicopter ‘ ‘A search team?’ said the boss. ‘What are they searching for?’

Still whispering, the young voice replied with a muffled giggle…. ME

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