"They're Looking for Me!"

A boss needed to talk with one of his employees because he had discovered an urgent problem in one of the company’s main computers. He dialed the employee’s phone number and a a child answered by whispering: “Hello?”

Irritated that he had to talk with a child, the boss asked, “Is your father at home?” 


“May I talk with him?” 


The boss asked, “Is your mother at home?” 


“May I talk with her?” 


Irritation rising, the boss said, “Is there anyone there besides you?”

“Yes,” the child whispered, “A policeman.”

Wondering what in the world was going on, the boss asked, “May I speak with the policeman?”

“No, he’s busy.” 

“Doing what?” 

“Talking to Daddy and Mommy and the fireman.”

Now concern crowded into the man’s thoughts, alongside the irritation, coupled with what he thought sounded like the noise of a helicopter. “What is that noise?”

“A hello-copper,” answered the whispering voice.

“What’s going on there?”

“The search team just landed the hello-copper!”

“What are they doing there?”

Still whispering, the young voice muffled a giggle and said, “They’re looking for me!”


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