WHY PARENTS DRINK\r\n\r\n\r\nThe boss of a big company needed to call one of his employees about an\r\n\r\nurgent problem with one of the main computers, dialed the employee's\r\n\r\nhome phone number and was greeted with a child's whisper.\r\n\r\n\r\n"Hello."\r\n\r\n"Is your daddy home?" he asked.\r\n\r\n\r\n"Yes," whispered the small voice.\r\n\r\n\r\n"May I talk with him?"\r\n\r\n\r\nThe child whispered, "No."\r\n\r\n\r\nSurprised, and wanting to talk with an adult, the boss asked, "Is your\r\n\r\nMommy there?"\r\n\r\n"Yes."\r\n\r\n"May I talk with her?"\r\n\r\n\r\nAgain the small voice whispered, "No."\r\n\r\n\r\nHoping there was somebody with whom he could leave a message, the boss\r\n\r\nasked, "Is anybody else there?"\r\n\r\n\r\n"Yes," whispered the child, "a policeman."\r\n\r\nWondering what a cop would be doing at his employee's home, the boss\r\n\r\nasked, "May I speak with the policeman?"\r\n\r\n\r\n"No, he's busy", whispered the child.\r\n\r\n"Busy doing what?"\r\n\r\n"Talking to Daddy and Mommy and the Fireman," came the whispered\r\n\r\nanswer.\r\n\r\n\r\nGrowing concerned and even worried as he heard what sounded like a\r\n\r\nhelicopter through the earpiece on the phone the boss asked, "What is\r\nthat noise?"\r\n\r\n"A hello-copper" answered the whispering voice.\r\n\r\n\r\n"What is going on there?" asked the boss, now truly alarmed.\r\n\r\n\r\nIn an awed, whispering voice the child answered, "The search team just\r\n\r\nlanded the hello-copper."\r\n\r\n\r\nAlarmed, concerned, and even more then just a little frustrated the\r\n\r\nboss asked, "What are they searching for?"\r\n\r\n\r\nStill whispering, the young voice replied along with a muffled giggle:\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n"ME."