“Can’t Work in the Dark”
One of the two underwriters brought back into the office lifted her head. "They've been working us like dogs for six months. I know how to get some time off work," the woman whispered.
"How?" asked the second underwriter.
Instead of answering, the woman quickly looked around. No sign of her manager. She jumped up on her desk, kicked out a couple of ceiling tiles and hoisted herself up. "Look!" she whispered, then swinging her legs over a metal pipe, hung upside down.
Within seconds, the manager emerged from the lunchroom at the far end of the floor. He saw the worker hanging from the ceiling, and asked her what on earth she thought she was doing.
"I'm a light bulb," answered the underwriter.
"I think you need some time off," barked the manager. "Get out of here - that's an order - and I don't want to see you back here for at least another two days! You understand me?"
"Yes, sir", the underwriter answered meekly, then jumped down, logged off her computer and left.
The second underwriter was hot on her heels.
"Where do you think you're going?" the boss asked.
"Home," he said lightly. "I can't work in the dark."