Friday, October 24, 2014

Should Local Public Officials Know All The State Capitals?

One of the large states on the east coast was hosting its' annual Mayor's convention. Mayor's from all over that state came to attend the convention. At the end of the first day's workshops several of the Mayors decided to stop in the hotel's lounge to enjoy a relaxing adult beverage and mingle with some of their colleagues.

Within minutes of gathering in the lounge, one of the Mayors - and older gentleman who was a long time office holder from a very small and rural city - began bragging to his younger colleagues about all the knowledge he acquired during his numerous years serving as Mayor.

"Why," he said, "I know all of the state capitals." Go ahead." he dared the other Mayors, "ask me, the capital of any state and I will tell you - cause I know em all."

Tired of listening to this guy bragging, another Mayor, a much younger Mayor sitting a few bar stools down, said, "OK, what's the capital of Montana?"

That's easy said the Mayor "M". 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Little Billy Got Expelled From School

Little Billy came home from school crying. "What's wrong asked his father?"  

Trying to hold back his tears Billy replied, "I got expelled from school for one week."

"Why?" asked his father.

"Well my math asked me how much is 2 x 3 and I said 6," Billy replied.

"But that's right!" said his father.  

"Yeah, but then she asked me how much would 3 x 2 be then Billy?''

"What's the f***ing difference?" asked his father.

"That's exactly what I asked her Dad before she sent me to the principal's office and he 
decided to expel me for a week".

Friday, October 3, 2014

The New City Employee

Charley was a newly hired city employee.  Being retired Navy, he had a wealth of experience backed with great writing skills.  However after two weeks on the job, it was obvious Charley couldn't seem to get to work on time.

Every day he would be 5,10 or 15 minutes late. But he was such a damn good worker, so tidy, sharp minded, and always demonstrating great customer service skills that few wanted to push the issue of his tardiness.

One day Charley's department head called him into the office for a talk. "Charley, I have to tell you, we all like your work ethic; we think you do a bang-up job but your being late so often is quite bothersome for me."

"Yes, I know boss and I am working on it."

''You are a good team player and that's what I like to hear.  That's why I find it odd that you come in late so often. I know you're retired Navy so I have to ask, What did they say if you came in late when you were in the Navy?"

"Well generally they would say, 'Good morning, Admiral, can I get you coffee, sir?'"