From the Mouths of Babes

My day was bouyed up by the story of one of our members of staff who booked himself off sick, but didn’t say why. When his managers tried to get in touch to find out why he’s been off for over a week, they couldn’t get hold of him directly. He was always out at the Doctor’s or out with the kids, or out somewhere…..

Until today.

His manager phoned about 3.30pm and a little voice answered – the sick man’s son, aged 7.

“Is Daddy there, son?” asks the manager

“No, daddy’s on holiday” says son.

“Oh?” Says manager “Where has he gone on holiday” (thinking, perhaps he was in hospital or something).

“He’s on holiday in Australia” says the son.

“Ahh” says the manager “That would explain a few things….” 

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3 Responses to “From the Mouths of Babes”


  1. 1 Moobs 10 November 2006 at 8:30 am

    YOu know that when confronted he will say that there has been a “breakdown in communication”.

    Perhaps he will go for the big one and say that his doctor advised that recuperation in Australia was essential for his cold.

  2. 2 Booger 10 November 2006 at 9:49 am

    Hahaha, busted!
    Kids and work just don’t mix. My mate works in the States, and this was his colleagues out of office message the other day:
    “Guys, I won’t be in work on Wednesday, my kid pulled a knife on a boy in daycare and we’ve got a lot to talk about.”
    Quite an understatement.

  3. 3 Kevin Charnas 11 November 2006 at 7:57 pm

    AAAAHHHHH!!!! damn. someone is going to be doing some severe backstepping. Maybe he can say, “Oh, we refer to the toilet as ‘Australia’ – you know, ‘Down Under’? Because, yeah, I was on the toilet…”


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