John woke up a after the annual office Christmas party with a pounding
headache, cotton-mouthed and utterly unable to recall the events of the
After a trip to the bathroom, he made his way downstairs, where his
wife put some coffee in front of him.
"Louise," he moaned, "tell me what
happened last night. Was it as bad as I think?"
"Even worse," she said, her voice oozing scorn. "You
made a complete ass of yourself. You succeeded in antagonizing the entire
board of directors and you insulted the president of the company, right
to his face."
"He's an asshole," John said. "Piss
"You did," came the reply. "And
he fired you."
"Well, screw him!" said John.
"I did. You're back at work on Monday."