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July 06, 2005

Got Kids?

The birth of the latest BlogChylde reminded me of this one -- but I'll bet all parents can relate to it...

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The boss needed to confer with his IT guy one Saturday morning about a suspected virus in the company’s server. He dialed the employee's home phone number and the following conversation ensued:

(child's whisper) "Hello."

"Is your daddy home?"

(child's whisper) "Yes."

"May I talk with him?"

(child's whisper) "No."

"Is your mommy home?”

(child's whisper) "Yes."

"May I talk with her?"

(child's whisper) "No."

"Is anybody else there?"

(child's whisper) "Yes, the policeman."

"May I speak with the policeman?"

(child's whisper) "No, he's busy."

"Busy doing what?"

(child's whisper) "Talking to Daddy and Mommy and the fireman."

With growing unease, the boss heard a distinctive whup-whup-whup through the earpiece on the phone, and asked, "What is that noise?"

(child's whisper) "A hello-coppater."

"What is going on there?"

(child's whisper) "The search team just landed the hello-coppater."

"What are they searching for?"

(child's whisper, with a muffled giggle) "Me."