Saturday, September 28, 2019

A Toast for Drink Beer Day

photo © Mark Butkus 2014
Do we have enough for a quorum?

Here's to a long life and a merry one
A quick death and an easy one
A pretty girl and an honest one
A cold beer and another one

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Ancient Custom Assures Safety of CEO

photo © Mark Butkus 2007
A short story by Jordan Crittenden.

By now it's an open secret that a major US corporation, ranked within the top 20 of the current Forbes 500, has taken a highly unusual step in the annals of corporate operations. The firm (which chooses to remain anonymous) has assigned an employee the task of tasting beforehand all food and drink to be ingested by the Chief Executive Officer to prevent any attempt to poison him.