Tom, who was in his late 50's, retired and started a second career. However,
he just couldn't seem to get to work on time. Every day 5, 10, 15 minutes
late. But he was smart and a good worker so the Boss was in a quandary about
how to deal with it.
Finally, one day he called him into the office for a talk. "Tom" he said,
"I have to tell you, I like your work ethic. You're the best worker we have,
but you're late every day and it's starting to bother me."
"Yes, I know Boss, and I am working on it."
"Well, that's good, Tom. You're a team player. That's what I was hoping to
hear. It does strike me as odd though, you're coming in late so often. I know
you're retired from the Navy.... what did they say if you came in late there?"
"They said, "Good morning, Admiral.
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