The boss of a big company needed to call
one of his employees about an urgent problem with one of the main
computers. He dialed the employee's home phone number and was greeted
with a child's whispered, "Hello?" Feeling put out at the inconvenience
of having to talk to a youngster, the boss asked, "Is your Daddy home?"
"Yes" whispered the small voice.
"May I talk with him?" the man asked.
To the surprise of the boss, the small voice whispered, "No."
Wanting to talk with an adult, the boss asked, "Is your Mommy
"Yes" came the answer.
"May I talk with her?"
Again, the small voice whispered, "No"
Knowing that it was not likely that a young child would be left
home alone, the boss decided he would just leave a message with the
person who should be there watching over the child. "Is there any one
there besides you?" the boss asked the child.
"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" said the little voice.
"Busy doing what?" asked the boss.
"Talking to Daddy and Mommy and the fireman." came the whispered
Growing concerned and even worried as he heard the sound of a
helicopter through the ear piece on the phone the boss asked, "What is
"A hello-copper" answered the whispering voice.
"What is going on there?!" asked the boss, now getting alarmed.
In an awed whispering voice the child answered, "The search team
just landed the hello-copper."
Alarmed, concerned and more than just a little frustrated, the
boss asked, "What are they searching for?!"
Still whispering, the young voice replied along with a muffled