Philemon had a bad attendance record with the company he worked for,
particularly being late for work in the morning. He was called to a
disciplinary hearing where he was given a chance to explain his reasons.
His argument: "I get up in the morning. I shower ,I look
in the mirror and try to straiten my hair. Then I sumtimes miss de texi
and then I am late."
His boss has a bright idea. He gets one of Philemon's colleagues to
sneak into Philemon's rooms and steal the mirror off the wall, without
The following day Philemon does not turn up for work. The same happens
the day after that. So Philemon gets summoned to another hearing to
explain his reasons for not attending work.
His argument: "I get up in de morning. I shower, I look in
de mirror. I see no Philemon. I think Philemom alredy left for work"