What Is Your Name?

worker named darling
photo credit: Valeriy Osipov

The manager of a large office noticed a new man one day and told him to come into his office.

“What is your name?” he asked the worker.

“John,” the newly hired man replied.

The manager scowled, “Look… I don’t know what kind of a namby-pamby place you worked before, but I don’t call anyone by their first name.

“It breeds familiarity and that leads to a breakdown in authority.

“I refer to my employees by their last name only … Smith, Jones, Baker … That’s all.

“I am to be referred to only as Mr. Robertson.

“Now that we got that straight, what is your last name?”

The shy worker sighed, “Darling, John Darling.”

“Okay John, the next thing I want to tell you is . . . ”

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