The foreman on a large worksite noticed a new labourer one day and barked at him:
“What’s your name?”
“John.” The new bloke replied.
The Forman scowled.
“Look, I don’t know what kind of wishy-washy worksite you were on before, but I don’t call anyone by their first name. It’s weak and wastes time. I call my employees by their last name only Smith, Jones, Baker, that’s all. If I want a job done, I yell, Baker, get this or Jones, do that. Now that we have that straight, what’s your last name?”
The new bloke sighed.
“Darling. My name is John Darling.”
The foreman paused briefly for a couple of seconds, then said quietly…
“Ok John, the first thing I want you to do is…..!”