The Retired Wal-Mart Greeter

2 02 2009

Charley, a new retiree greeter at Walmart, just couldn’t seem to get to work on time. Every day he was five,10, sometimes 15 minutes late, but he was a good worker, really tidy, clean shaven, sharp minded and a real credit to the company and obviously demonstrating their “older person-friendly” policies.

One day the boss was in a real quandary about how to deal with it. Finally, he called him into the office for a talk. “Charley, I have to tell you, I like your work ethic, you do a bang-up job, but your being late so often is quite bothersome.”

“Yes, I know boss, and I am working on it.”

“Well good, you are a team player. That’s what I like to hear. It’s odd though, your coming in late. I know you’re retired from the armed forces. What did they say when you came in late there?”

“They said, ‘Good morning, General. Tea or coffee this morning, sir?'”

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