Fire, Ambulance and Police : Computer Speed
The new office computer system was down as much as it was working. Cathy
decided to stay late one evening to catch up on the work that had
accumulated. On her way home, a police officer stopped her for speeding.
"What a perfect end to an awful day!" she exclaimed. "Our computer is
up, then down -- up, then down. I stay late to catch up, and now this!"
The officer was unaffected by Cathy's griping and he went to his car to
prepare a ticket. After what seemed an eternity, he returned with her
license and registration. As he handed them back to her without a
ticket, he smiled and said, "Our computer is down."