For the last couple of years, I seem to be tired all of the time, and I have been blaming this on lack of sleep and too much pressure from my job. However, I believe I have now found the real reason. I am tired, because I am overworked.
The population of this country is 237 million.
Of these, 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.
There are 2.8 million in the Armed Forces, which leaves 16.2 million to do the work.
Take from this 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 I.
And you are sitting at your computer reading jokes. It all becomes clear.