Joke 823

24 Jun

An old joke from America.

Never, ever, think outside the box

Never, ever, think outside the box (Photo credit: Mrs eNil)

For a couple years I’ve been blaming it on lack of sleep and too much pressure from my job, but now I found out the real reason: I’m tired because I’m overworked.

The population of this country is 237 million.

104 million are retired.

That leaves 133 million to do the work.

There are 85 million in school, which leaves 48 million to do the work.

Of this there are 29 million employed by the federal government, leaving 19 million to do the work.

2.8 million are in the Armed Forces, which leaves 16.2 million to do the work.

Take from the total the 14,800,000 people who work for State and City Governments and that leaves 1.4 million to do the work.

At any given time there are 188,000 people in hospitals, leaving 1,212,000 to do the work.

Now, there are 1,211,998 people in prisons.

That leaves just two people to do the work. You and me.

And you’re sitting at your computer reading jokes.





15 Responses to “Joke 823”

  1. June 24, 2013 at 04:05 #



  2. Terry June 24, 2013 at 04:16 #

    that was fascinating information, and sadly pretty true. No wonder some of us are so tired!!!


  3. List of X June 24, 2013 at 04:37 #

    237 million population? Either this a really old joke about the USA, or a new joke about Indonesia (pop. 237 million as of 2010 census) ūüôā


    • The Laughing Housewife June 24, 2013 at 06:26 #

      I knew it was out of date but I was too tired to fiddle with it. Let’s say it’s Indonesia ūüôā


  4. Lily Mugford June 24, 2013 at 04:58 #

    Don’t blame me, I was eliminated in the retirement crowd…


  5. Perfecting Motherhood June 24, 2013 at 05:57 #

    Argh, you got me…


  6. Grannymar June 24, 2013 at 07:04 #

    Over here in my little corner of the world, I am working on…… on……. What was I saying?


  7. lanceleuven June 24, 2013 at 12:08 #

    “And you‚Äôre sitting at your computer reading jokes.”

    Whoah, that’s spooky. How did you know?


  8. mairedubhtx June 24, 2013 at 13:15 #

    I like that one.


  9. June 24, 2013 at 13:41 #

    Have you posted this one before? It seemed awfully familiar. I loved the cartoon!


  10. gigihawaii June 24, 2013 at 16:49 #

    I love to blog, too. Lol.


  11. benzeknees June 24, 2013 at 18:25 #

    I’ve heard this before, but I still bust a gut laughing!


  12. slpmartin June 24, 2013 at 18:32 #

    I found that very funny…even if I am reading on the computer.


  13. Katharine Trauger June 25, 2013 at 05:12 #

    That was funny! ūüôā


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