Why I Fired My Admin Assistant…

Last week was my birthday and I didn’t feel very well waking up that morning. I went
downstairs for breakfast hoping my wife would be pleasant and say, “Happy birthday!”,
and possibly have a present for me.

As it turned out, she barely said good morning, let alone “Happy Birthday”.

I thought… well, that’s marriage for you, but the kids will remember. My kids ate breakfast
and didn’t say a word.

So when I left for the office, I was feeling pretty low and somewhat despondent.

As I walked into my office, my Admin, Laura said, “Good morning boss, happy birthday!”

It felt a little better that at least someone had remembered.

I worked until one o’clock and then Laura knocked on my door and said, “You know, it’s
such a beautiful day outside, and it’s your birthday, let’s go out to lunch, just you and me”.

I said, “Thanks Laura, that’s the best thing I’ve heard all day. Let’s go!”

We went to lunch. But we didn’t go where we normally would go. We dined instead at a
little place with a private table. We had two martinis each and I enjoyed the meal

On the way back to the office, Laura said, “You know, it’s such a beautiful day… We don’t
need to go back to the office, do we?”

I responded, “I guess not. What do you have in mind?”

She said, “Let’s go to my apartment”… Woo Hoo I Thought!

After arriving at her apartment Laura turned to me and said, “Boss, if you don’t mind, I’m
going to step into the bedroom for a moment. I’ll be right back”.

“OK”, I nervously replied.

She went into the bedroom and, after a couple of minutes, she came out carrying a huge
birthday cake… followed by my wife, kids, and dozens of my friends and co-workers, all
singing “Happy Birthday”.

And I just sat there…

On the couch…


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