GUEST POST: A short post from my colleague Keith Wommack today. Thanks Keith!
Charlie, a new retiree and new greeter at Walmart, just couldn’t seem to get to work on time. Every day he was 5, 10, 15 minutes late. But he was a good worker, really tidy, clean-shaven, sharp-minded and a real credit to the company, and obviously demonstrated Walmart’s “Older Person Friendly” policies.
One day, Charlie’s boss called him into his office for a talk. “Charlie, I have to tell you, I like your work ethic. You do a bang-up job, but being late so often is quite bothersome.” “Yes, I know,” said Charlie, “and I’m working on it.”
“Well, good,” said the boss. “You’re a team player. That’s what I like. It’s odd, though, you coming in late. I know you’re retired from the armed forces. What did they say when you came in late?”
Charlie responded, “Usually, they said, ‘Good morning, General, can I get your coffee, sir?'”