I'm Tired


Return to Main Margie's Messages Home Page (Full List of Topics)


Yes, I'm tired.  For a couple years I've been blaming it on iron-poor blood, lack of vitamins, air pollution, saccharin, dieting, and a dozen other maladies that make you wonder if life is really worth living.

But now I find out, it isn't that.

I'm tired because I'm overworked.

The population of this country is 270 million. 100 million are retired.  That leaves 170 million to do the work. There are 30 million in school, which leaves 140 million to do the work. Of this there are  115 million employed by the government.

This leaves 25 million to do the work.

5 million are in the Armed Forces, which leaves 20 million to do  the work.  Take from that total the 16,800,000 people who work for  State & City Government and that leaves 3,200,000 to do the work.  There are 2,200,000 in hospitals, so that leaves 1 million to do the work.

Now, there are 999,998 people in Prisons. That leaves just two  people to do the work. You and Me. And you're sitting there reading this.

No wonder I'm tired!