Sunday, November 18, 2018

1210. I am lost....

Once the most valued employee of a company did not turn up for work. The boss noticed that and was anxious why the employee who had never absentee himself in his entire ten years of association with the company did not turn up that day. The boss wondered why his efficient employee had not called to inform his inability to attend work. Curious he reached out to his mobile and dialled the employee’s cell number.   

The boss heard a child whisper from the other side.

“Hello” said the cute voice.

“Is your Papa home?” asked the boss.

“Yep” whispered the small voice.

“Can I have a word with him?” asked the boss.

The child whispered, “No, right now you can’t.”

Surprised the boss asked, “Is your Mama around ?”

“Yes,” whispered the little voice.

“May I talk to her?” requested the boss.

Again the soft voice whispered, “No.”

Hoping there was somebody with whom he could leave a message, the boss asked, “Is anybody else there?”

“Yes,” whispered the child, “policemen”

Shocked what cops would be doing at his employee’s home, the boss asked, “May I speak with one of them?”

“No, they are busy,” whispered the child.

“Busy doing what?” asked the boss curiously.

“Talking to Papa and Mama and the Fireman,” the whisper answered.

Growing more anxious the boss heard the sound of an approaching helicopter through the earpiece on the phone; he became tense and asked, “What is that sound outside?”

“Oh! That’s a chopper.” answered the whispering voice.

“What is going on there?” shouted the boss, now truly apprehensive.

Again, whispering, the child answered, “The search team just landed the chopper on the terrace.”

Alarmed, concerned and a little frustrated the boss asked, “What’s the search team searching for?”

Still whispering, the young voice replied with a muffled giggle. “ME”

Like the naughty child, the mind sometimes behaves as if lost.

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