Thursday, February 19, 2009

Happy Thursday!

The boss of a big company needed to call one of his employees about an urgent problem with one of the main computers. He dialed the employee's home phone number and was greeted with a child's whispered, "Hello?"
Feeling put out at the inconvenience of having to talk to a youngster the boss asked, "Is your Daddy home?"
"Yes," whispered the small voice.
"May I talk with him?" the man asked.
To the surprise of the boss, the small voice whispered, "No."
Wanting to talk with an adult, the boss asked, "Is your Mommy there?"
"Yes", came the answer.
"May I talk with her?"
Again the small voice whispered, "No".
Knowing that it was not likely that a young child would be left home alone, the boss decided he would just leave a message with the person who should be there watching over the child.
"Is there anyone there besides you?" the boss asked the child.
"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?" asked the boss.
Talking to Daddy and Mommy and the fireman," came the whispered answer.
Growing concerned and even worried as he heard what sounded like a helicopter through the ear piece on the phone the boss asked, "What is that noise?"
"A hello-copper," answered the whispering voice.
"What is going on there?" asked the boss, now alarmed.
In an awed whispering voice the child answered, "The search team just landed the hello-copper."
Alarmed, concerned and more than just a little frustrated, the boss asked, "Why are they there?"
Still whispering, the young voice replied along with a muffled giggle, "They're looking for me."


Ryan B said...

That is one hardcore game of hide and seek.

Nick the Geek said...

now that kid is wicked good at hide and seek. He should go into the CIA or something when he grows up.

Mare said...

hehehe...sometimes I want to do that

sherri said...

What was this child's name? Was his last name Murphy? I've heard this one before and it hit a little too close for home!

katdish said...

I love that joke!

Annie K said...

Fabulous Helen. As long as it's not my kid.

Beth said...

Haha! Awesome!

Yeah, I can see Joey doing this in a second. Did the employee work for the city gov't? Was his name Frank? Was the wife bedecked in a Snuggie? Just want to make sure....because maybe jokes are prophetic.

Also, do I win geek of the week next week if I know what "larper geek"' actually means?

Steph at The Red Clay Diaries said...

Hey! I want to protest being put back in time out! I've been a good girl! Too busy hiding in the basement from imaginary tornadoes for rude comments! Take me out of time out! I think katdish should be there... Just on principle.

Candace Jean July 16 said...

@Beth - everyone knows a larper geek is one who fixes your larpertop. (Oh how I miss word verification).

@Steph, you were put in time for your own protection (and ours) but I wasn't the one who put you there. I do agree, however, that katdish should be next. Just because.

katdish said...

Beth - did you see Nick's post yesterday and the follow-up comments? You gotta climb a pretty high geek hill to top that.

And who took the word verifcation off? I'm putting it back!

Nick the Geek said...

you only get geek of the week if you have been larping. I'd love it if there was a good group in my area that wasn't vampires of the masquerade. They take life too seriously. (inside geek joke)

Beth said...

Kathy, I just read it. Um, wow. My thoughts are that Frank and Nick must never, ever meet. Nick, did you take a lot of things apart as a kid just to see how they worked? I thought so.

Okay, Now I'm going to admit a couple things that must never, ever leave this blog.

1. Yes, I have larped back in the day, but not a lot. Most of it was to impress geeky guys (Although it was a lot of fun!). I have also met many larpers that were WAY too into it and disconnected from reality which scares me.
2. Nick, I got the inside joke (HA!) and feel your pain. Vampires of the Masquerade is NOT my fav. Waaaaay too dark. Shouldn't there be Larpers for Jesus out there where you get to act out characters of the Bible? :)

So give me the darn geek prize next week.

Beth said...

P.S. Helen and Sherri, don't google "Larpers for Jesus." There's a lot of taking God's name in vain out there.

♥ Kathy said...

hahahaha that was too cute :D

Steph at The Red Clay Diaries said...

Beth, I think you should have to earn the geek prize by creating a "Larpers for Jesus" group and posting a video of all of you acting out the Last Supper. In Snuggies.

Helen said...

Beth, thanks for the advice. I am taking your word for it...

Nick the Geek said...


I'm bothered that you knew the answer to your question to me without giving me time to respond. Yes you are right that I took all my toys (and anythign else that my parents didn't keep out of my reach) apart as a child to figure out how they work. I was also very good at putting them back together. Very few things didn't work when I as done. I can also say for a fact that most things work perfectly fine without all their parts. Those extra parts can be collected until you need them later for something else.

Beth said...

I knew it! Nick, I don't seem to be as girly as your wife, but I'd really like to meet her you know how many times I've been told, "Don't throw that away! I might be able to use it later!"

My husband has a theory. If you work on something long enough and try enough will work eventually. And yes, the spare parts are always a bonus. He once took a kerosene heater apart as a kid and him mom wasn't very happy about the spare parts on that one...