I'm tired. For a couple of years I've been blaming it on my iron-poor blood, lack of vitamins, poor diet, and a dozen other maladies. But now I think I've figured out the real reason: I'm tired because I'm overworked.
The population of the USA is 237 million.
104 million are retired. That leaves 133 million to do the work.
There are 85 million in school, which leave 48 million to do the work.
Of this there are 29 million employed by the federal government. This leaves 19 million to do the work.
Four million are in the Armed Forces, which leave 15 million to do the work.
Take from that total the 14,800,000 people who work for the State and City government and that leaves 200,000 to do the work.
There 188,000 in hospitals, so that leaves 12,000 to do the work.
Now, there are 11,998 people in Prisons. That leaves just two people to do the work.
You and me.
And you're sitting there reading this.
Contributed by: Bill Cleves
Date Added: August 27, 1997