At Work / In the Office : Muffling Response
The owner of a construction company lived where winters were very
fierce. He felt he was doing a good deed when he bought earmuffs for his
Noticing, however, that the foreman wasn't wearing the earmuffs even on
the bitterest day, the owner asked, "Didn't you like the muffs?"
The Foreman said, "They were a thing of beauty. They kept my ears toasty
warm, and I was able to work all day in perfect comfort."
"Then why aren't you wearing them?" the owner asked.
"I wore them the first day," the foreman explained, "and somebody
offered to buy me lunch, but I didn't hear him! I'll never make that