The boss wondered why one of his most valued employees was absent but had not phoned in sick.
So he dialled the employee’s home phone number and was greeted with a child’s whisper.
“Is your daddy home?”
A small voice whispered, “Yes, he’s out in the garden.”
“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 “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!”