Joke 20

13 Apr

Why Americans Are Tired; by an American.

For a couple years I’ve been blaming it on lack of sleep, not enough sunshine, too much pressure from my job, earwax build-up, poor blood, or anything else I could think of. But now I found out the real reason: I’m tired because I’m overworked. Here’s why: The population of this country is 300 million.

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150 million are retired.

That leaves 150 million to do the work.

There are 95 million in school, which leaves 55 million to do the work.

Of this there are 30 million employed by the federal government, leaving 25 million to do the work.

3.8 million are in the armed forces preoccupied with killing vicious dictators. Which leaves 21.2 million to do the work.

Take from that total the 18,800,000 people who work for state and city governments, and that leaves 2.4 million to do the work.

At any given time there are 188,000 people in hospitals, leaving 2,212,000 to do the work.

Now, there are 2,211,998 people in prisons.

That leaves just two people to do the work. You and me. And there you are sitting, at your computer, reading jokes.

10 Responses to “Joke 20”

  1. Cindy April 13, 2011 at 06:33 #

    Ha, caught me 😉


  2. vivinfrance April 13, 2011 at 07:05 #

    Great maths there. Inventive, as a lot of the ecluded non-working groups overlapped each other.


  3. musings April 13, 2011 at 09:31 #

    Sigh… and I’m the retired one. I’m almost feeling guilty.


  4. Tilly Bud April 13, 2011 at 10:56 #

    The beauty of statistics is that you can make them say whatever you like 🙂


  5. Kiwidutch April 13, 2011 at 12:44 #

    Lies, damned lies… and statistics LOL.
    I worked today, albeit part time, but I did work 🙂
    Now I’m reading your cartoons, so yes you got me too!


  6. nrhatch April 13, 2011 at 15:43 #

    FEAR is a powerful force in our lives ~ that is energy draining. When we overcome fear of the unknown, and learn to embrace uncertainty, all things are possible.

    Thanks, Tilly.


  7. Pseu April 13, 2011 at 16:31 #

    Yes, but no but….

    why are we tired in the UK?


  8. slpmartin April 13, 2011 at 17:31 #

    Hey…wait…I thought you said you were looking for a job…that leaves just me working. 🙂


  9. Chloe April 16, 2011 at 18:10 #

    LOL – this is awesome! xx


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