New WallMart Greeter
Charley, a new retiree greeter at Wal-Mart, just
couldn't seem to get to work on time. Every day he
was 5, 10 or 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
you're coming in late. I know you're retired from the Armed
Forces. What did they say if you came in late there?" ''They
said, 'Good morning, Admiral, can I get you coffee, Sir?'''
"A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, 1785