Bob Smith was sick of his job and was determined to find work elsewhere, but no matter how hard he tried, his reputation as someone who was not dedicated to the job seemed to follow him around.
One day the phone rang at his office. Although Bob did not usually pick up the phone, he lifted the receiver and said, “Hello?”
“Hi” said the man on the line. “I have an unusual question to ask you, I’m looking into a fellow Bob Smith for a position in my company. Do you know this fellow?”
“Sure I know him,” responded Bob with a smile.
“Tell me,” asked the man. “Is he consistent with his work? Does he always show up on time?”
“Well I’ll be honest with you,” Bob truthfully replied, “I’m not so consistent myself, but whenever I’m here he’s here!”