Jones came into the office an hour late for the third time in
one week and found the boss waiting for him. "What's the story this time, Jones?"
he asked sarcastically. "Let's hear a good excuse for a change."
Jones sighed, "Everything went wrong this morning, Boss. The wife decided
to drive me to the station. She got ready in ten minutes,
but then the drawbridge got stuck. Rather than let you down, I swam across the river
(look, my suit's still damp), ran out to the airport,
got a ride on Mr. Thompson's helicopter, landed on top
of Radio City Music Hall, and was
carried here piggyback by one of the Rockettes.""You'll have to do better
than that, Jones," said the boss, obviously
disappointed. "No woman can get ready in ten minutes."