How to get a day off work — Ned Martin’s Amused

Two bone weary public servants in the Tourism Division were working their little hearts and souls out. Their section was just too busy for staff to be able to take flex. But there had to be a way…

One of the two public servants suddenly lifted his head. “I know how to get some time off work” the man whispered.

“How?” hissed the blonde at the next workstation.

Instead of answering, the man quickly looked around. No sign of his Manager. He jumped up on his desk, kicked out a couple of ceiling tiles and hoisted himself up. “Look!” he hissed, then swinging his legs over a metal pipe, hung upside down.

Within seconds, the Manager emerged from the Branch Head’s office at the far end of the floor. He saw the worker hanging from the ceiling, and asked him what on earth he thought he was doing.

“I’m a light bulb” answered the public servant.

“I think you need some time off,” barked the Manager. “Get out of here – that’s an order – and I don’t want to see you back here for at least another two days! You understand me?”

“Yes sir” the public servant answered meekly, then jumped down, logged off his computer and left.

The blonde was hot on his heels.

“Where do you think you’re going?” the boss asked.

“Home,” she said lightly, “I can’t work in the dark.”