Wee willie's excuse
"What's the story this time. Willie?" he asked sarcastically, "Let's hear a good excuse for a change."
Wee Willie sighed, "Everything went wrong this morning. The wife decided to drive me to the harbour. She got ready in ten minutes, but then the ferry didn't turn up.
Rather than let you down, I swam across the river, ran over the mountain, borrowed a bicycle and cycled the 20 miles through the glen to this office, and here I am!"
"You'll have to do better than that, Willie," said his boss, disappointed, "No woman can be ready in ten minutes."