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degoose

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07-31-2010 08:24 AM

Topic tags/keywords: humor

Charley, a new retiree greeter at Bunnings [ read big box store] as a Team Member, just couldn’t seem to 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 real credit to the company and obviously demonstrating their ‘Older Person Friendly’ policies.

One day the boss called him into the office for a talk.
“Charley, I have to tell you, I like your work ethic, you do a bang up job, but your 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, your 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. Would you like your coffee now, sir?’’’

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#1 posted 07-31-2010 08:35 AM

too bad the Admiral has to be a greeter :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 07-31-2010 09:31 AM

tha t was a great one Larry
thank´s for the laugh :—))

Dennis

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#3 posted 07-31-2010 10:53 AM

Funny story Larry and maybe not far off the mark. There is also a very good moral there about humility and not dwelling on the ‘grand’ past. There are those who try to hang on to the prestige they once enjoyed by reminding everyone of their former life, but mostly folks really don’t care. It’s more about what we are today that really counts.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 07-31-2010 01:08 PM

Larry,
Your story gave me the best laugh of the morning.

I probably won’t laugh that hard until I go out in the workshop and have a look at the work I did yesterday!

Thanks, mate!

Don

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#5 posted 07-31-2010 02:11 PM

Great story. I bet they were both laughing when he told it.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#6 posted 07-31-2010 02:27 PM

good one mate ,

glad to see you back .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 07-31-2010 03:50 PM

Good One, Larry!

Lew
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#8 posted 07-31-2010 04:32 PM

LOL : ) Have a great weekend , Larry !!

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#9 posted 07-31-2010 05:08 PM

Thanks Larry, what a great story.

-- Bill, Austin, Texas, http://woodworking-business.com

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#10 posted 07-31-2010 05:33 PM

Good one Larry

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#11 posted 07-31-2010 06:45 PM

Hey Larry, that’s funny.

Reminded me of the good old days when I had a lot of employee’s. Between employees and sub contractors, I had someone giving me coffe all the time.

Looking back, I think that’s what was making me nervous. LOL

Lee

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#12 posted 08-01-2010 02:25 AM

Thats a good one, Larry.

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#13 posted 08-01-2010 06:20 PM

Very funny, and there may be some truth in there. thanks for sharing.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#14 posted 08-01-2010 09:48 PM

Aye Aye Sir!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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