On a roll

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On a roll

Post by Erik_Kowal » Sat Aug 06, 2005 2:11 am

For twenty-five years, Mr. Bookman had arrived at his New York office each morning at exactly 9:00 a.m. He had never missed a day and was never late.

One day, 9 a.m. passed without Bookman. There was consternation among his colleagues. All work slowed to a crawl, and the boss himself went out into the corridor to pace and anxiously look at his watch.

At ten o’clock precisely, Bookman finally showed up. His clothes were dusty and torn, his face was scratched and bruised, and his glasses were bent. He limped painfully over to the time clock and punched in. Aware that all eyes were on him, he explained: "I tripped and tumbled down two flights of stairs in the subway. I count myself lucky that I’m here to tell the tale!"

Bookman’s boss was incredulous. "To roll down two flights of stairs took you a whole hour?"
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