Helping Out at Work

I got up early to milk the cows.

When I got to Mildred, my eleventh cow, she looked over at me and said, “I’m thinking of quitting and starting my own business.”

I said, “Wow, really? You want to start selling your own milk?”

My cow Mildred said, “Yes, I think I can do it.”

I said, “I had that same attitude when I started this farm. It helped me when I took out a loan and bought this land, and then took out another loan so I could have this barn constructed. I was in debt for about fourteen years, and a few times I didn’t know how I was going to make it. I think the hardest part for me is the hundreds of hours a month I have to spend with the different grocery stores, schools and prisons haggling with them over my prices and delivery schedule. That same, “I can do it” attitude helps me work seven days a week, fourteen hours a day, especially during the brutally hard days of winter -“

My cow Mildred started crying.

I said, “Mildred, what’s wrong?”

My cow Mildred said, “You’re bringing me down…I think I’ll stay on working here.”

I pet my cow Mildred’s head and said, “Mildred, would you like to design a new label for my 2% milk line?”

My cow Mildred mooed so loudly that the sparrows flew out of the rafters.

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