For a couple years I've been blaming it on lack of sleep, not
enough sunshine, too much pressure from my job, earwax buildup, poor
blood, or anything else I could think of.
But now I found out the real reason why I'm so tired. I'm tired
because I'm overworked, and here's why. The population of this
country is 273 million. 140 million are retired.
That leaves 133 million to do the work. But 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 busy with keeping us safe,
which leaves 16.2 million to do the work.
Take from the total the 14.8 million people who work for state
government, and that leaves 1.4 million to do the work. And
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.
That's obviously you and me. And you're sitting at your computer,
Nice, real nice, dude!