|Charley, a new retiree greeter at Wal-Mart, just couldn't seem to get to work on time. Every day he was 5, 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 in the office for a talk.
"Charley, I have to tell you, I like your work ethic, you do a bang-on 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 Arm Forces. What did they say if you came in late there?"
They said, "Good morning, General. Tea or coffee this morning, Sir?"