Why I'm So Tired!

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Submitted ByJonesy
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For a couple years I've been blaming it on lack of sleep, not enough sunshine, too much pressure from my job, earwax build-up, poor blood or anything else I could think of. But now I found out the real reason: I'm tired because I'm overworked.

Here's why: The population of this country is 273 million.

140 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.

2.8 million are in the armed forces preoccupied with killing Saddam Hussein. Which leaves 16.2 million to do the work.

Take from the 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 me.

And there you are sitting on your butt, at your computer, reading jokes. Nice, real nice.

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Posted by Newf Jan 19, 2005

Good joke keep them coming

Comment score: 2  

Posted by kitty_08540 Apr 21, 2005

This is a very interesting thought to condiser.

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Posted by suthrnbabe03 Apr 27, 2005

Good Joke!!!! It was funny!

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Posted by ntsoaky Aug 03, 2005

we sure r overworked. love it!

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Posted by shimmermaid Aug 06, 2005

it's in my favorites list! i love it!! And this joke didn't make cracks at anybody...Great job!

Comment score: 2  

Posted by violasrule Jan 07, 2006

Nice joke

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Posted by schatzy228 Jan 21, 2006

I was just gettig ready to give this a full smiley,,then at the end you dis me??? yeah real nice!! really good joke

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Posted by orange_syrup Mar 14, 2006

i am a student and i work......but thats good shtuff rite there

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Posted by crazycriely Mar 27, 2006

lol how did u come up with that? love ur math..but i know u purposefully didnt count overlap

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Posted by speedywheels Apr 09, 2006

Cool joke. B)

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Posted by Pink Sep 28, 2006

It was very funnny, good job! But if you could mention which country next time,that'd help stupid people like me. I actually read it almost the way through thinking you were talking about my country (canada) and that your figures were off! lol! But thanks for the very good joke all the same, this is going on my favourites for sure!

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Posted by undercover_joker Dec 22, 2006

that was hilarious but u know what??? there r 2 people who do not work when u read it the person who wrote it and u, but i read it and so did a bunch of other people!!! anyways, great joke love it 4 my future excuse of why i am so tired!!

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Posted by Potatosrmyfriend Apr 21, 2007

Nice joke ... but I was cancelled out at the third thing... don't know what to call it.

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Posted by leaffan4life Dec 23, 2007

haha pretty good

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Posted by Hugme12 Feb 29, 2008

do you know how much hard work it is to sit at my computer and rate jokes all day.I work pretty hard at it.

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Posted by then00b12 May 18, 2008

This is so funny!

Comment score: 2  

Posted by vbguy101 Oct 09, 2008

these figures probably have to be checked but otherwise pretty funny!

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