The boss wondered why one of his most valued employees was absent but had not phoned in sick. So he dialed the employee's home phone number and was greeted with a child's whisper. 'Hello?' 'Is your daddy home?'
'Yes, he's out in the garden,' whispered the small voice.
'May I talk with him?'
The child whispered, 'No.' ; So the boss asked, 'Well, is your Mommy there?''Yes, she's out in the garden too.'
The boss asked, 'May I talk with her?' Again the small voice whispered, 'No.'
Hoping there was somebody with whom he could leave a message, the boss asked, 'Is anybody else there?'
'Yes,' whispered the child, 'a policeman.'
Wondering what a cop would be doing at his employee's home, the boss asked, 'May I speak with the policeman?'
'No, he's busy,' whispered the child. 'Busy doing what?'' Talking to Daddy and Mommy and the police dog men.'
Growing more worried as he heard a loud noise in the background, the boss asked, 'What is that noise?'
'It's a helicopter' answered the whispering voice.
'What is going on there?' demanded the boss, now truly apprehensive.'The search team just landed a helicopter' 'A search team?' said the boss. 'What are they searching for?'
Still whispering, the young voice replied with a muffled giggle …'ME.'
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This joke is a great example of different perspectives – the kid's having a great old time while the parents are experiencing their worst nightmare!
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