Why I fired my Secretary.

Last week was my birthday and I didn't feel very well waking up on that

I went downstairs for breakfast hoping my wife would be pleasant and
say, 'Happy Birthday!',and possibly have a small present for me.

As it turned out, she barely said good morning, let alone ' Happy

I thought...Well, that's marriage for you, but the kids....They will

My kids came bounding down stairs to breakfast and didn't say a word.

So when I left for the office, I felt pretty low and somewhat

As I walked into my office, my secretary Jane said, 'Good Morning Boss,
and by the way "Happy Birthday ! ' It felt a little better that at least
someone had remembered.

I worked until one o'clock , when Jane knocked on my door and said, 'You
know, It's such a beautiful day outside, and it is your Birthday, what
do you say we go out to lunch, just you and me.'

I said, 'Thanks, Jane, that's the greatest thing I've heard all day.
Let's go !'

We went to lunch. But we didn't go where we normally would go. She chose
instead a quiet bistro with a private table.

We had two martinis each and I enjoyed the meal tremendously.

On the way back to the office, Jane said, 'You know, It's such a
beautiful day...
We don't need to go straight back to the office, do we ?'

I responded, 'I guess not. What do you have in mind ?'
She said, 'Let's drop by my apartment , it's just around the corner.'

After arriving at her apartment, Jane turned to me and said, ' Boss, if
you don't mind, I'm going to step into the bedroom for just a moment.
I'll be right back.'

'Ok.' I nervously replied.

She went into the bedroom and, after a couple of minutes, she came out
carrying a huge birthday cake ... Followed by my wife, my kids, and
dozens of my friends and co-workers, all singing 'Happy Birthday'.

And I just sat there...

On the couch...