I'm Tired
Posted by Vic on November 25, 1996 at 14:42:16:

Yes, I'm tired. For several years, I've been blaming it on middle age, iron
poor blood, lack of vitamins, air pollution, water pollution, saccharin,
obesity, dieting, and a dozen other maladies that make you wonder if life
is really worth living.

But now I found out, it ain't that.

I'm tired because I'm overworked.

The population of this country is 200 Million. 84 Million are retired. That
leaves 116 Million to do the work. There are 75 Million in school, which
leaves 41 Million to do the work. Of this total, there are 22 Million
employed by the government. That leaves 19 Million to do the work.

Four Million are in the Armed Forces, which leaves 15 Million to do the
work. Take from that the 14,800,000 people who work for State and City
Government and that leaves 200,000 to do the work. There are 188,000 in
hospitals, so that leaves 12,000 to do the work.

Now, there are 11,998 people in prisons. That leaves just two people to do the
work. You and me. And you're sitting there reading this. No wonder I'm tired.

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