A Weekly Round of Golf
All the employees at a company met for a round of golf every Saturday. They asked the new guy, George, to meet them at 10:00 Saturday morning. George replied that he would love to meet them, but he may be six minutes late.
On Saturday morning, George was there at exactly 10:00. He golfed right-handed and won the round. The following Saturday rolls around, and George says that he will be there, but he may be six minutes late again. He shows up right on time, golfs left-handed, and again wins the round.
This continues for the next few weeks, with George always saying that he may be six minutes late, and then always winning the round golfing either left- or right-handed. The other employees were getting tired of this, and decided to ask him what the deal was.
They said, "George, every Saturday you say you may be six minutes late. You never are. Then you show up and golf either right-handed or left-handed, and always win. What is up with that?"
"Well, I am a very superstitious kind of guy," George replied. "Every Saturday when I wake up, I look over at my wife. If she is sleeping on her left side, I golf left-handed. If she is sleeping on her right side, I golf right-handed. It gives me good luck, and because of that I usually win."
"OK," one of the employees questioned. "But what happens if your wife is laying on her back?"
"In that case," George says, "I am six minutes late."
Posted December 1, 2006