The Manager of a big Multinational company wondered why one of his senior most employee was absent but had not phoned to take a leave. Needing to have a very critical problem resolved, he dialed the employee’s home phone number and was greeted with a small boy’s whisper. ‘ Hi ? ‘
‘Is your father home?’ he asked.
‘ Yes ,’ whispered the small voice.
May I talk with him?’
The boy whispered, ‘ No .’
Surprised and wanting to talk with an adult, the Manager asked, ‘Is your mother there?’ ‘ Yes ‘
‘May I talk with her?’ Again the small voice whispered, ‘ No ‘
Hoping there was somebody with whom he could leave a message, the Manager asked, ‘Is anybody else there?’
‘ Yes , ‘ whispered the boy, ‘ a policeman . ‘
Wondering what a cop would be doing at his employee’s home, the Manager asked, ‘May I speak with the policeman?’
‘ No, he’s busy , ‘ whispered the boy.
‘Busy doing what?’
‘ Talking to father and mother and the Fireman , ‘ came the whispered answer.
Growing more worried as he heard a loud noise in the background through the earpiece on the phone, the Manager asked, ‘What is that noise?’
‘ A helicopter ‘ answered the whispering voice.
‘What is going on there?’ demanded the Manager, now truly apprehensive. Again, whispering, the boy answered,
‘ The search team just landed a helicopter ‘
Alarmed, concerned and a little frustrated the Manager asked, ‘What are they searching for?’
Still whispering, the young voice replied with a giggle..
‘ ME . ‘