That’s Life

“I need to do a back to work interview with you,” the night manager said.

“Oh?” I raised my eyebrows. “Why?”

“Because you went sick last Sunday night.”

“I did?”

He shuffled the papers about and looked at them, unsure of himself –  this was clearly an unexpected response. “Well, Kevin was on Sunday night…”


“And according to the paperwork he filled out, he says you went off sick halfway through the shift.”

“Nope, sorry, can’t help with that one. I was here all night. I’d remember otherwise.”

“But Kevin was on, wasn’t he?”


“Mmm, maybe there’s been a mistake.”


I caught up with him later and asked if he had got to the bottom of the problem.

“Yes, it was Michelle that went sick. Kevin had got the name wrong.”

“Ah, right. It wasn’t just the name he got wrong, was it?”


The names may have been changed to protect the guilty. Then again, they may not…


  1. Really couldn’t work there, I have worked with some total morons but Kevin takes the biscuit factory…..

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