Van walks into his boss’s office one day and says,
“Sir, I’ll be straight with you, I know the economy isn’t doing great, but
I’ve got three companies after me, and I’d like to respectfully ask for a raise.”
After a few minutes of haggling. The boss finally agrees to give him a 5% raise, and Van happily gets up to leave.
“By the way,’ asks the boss as Van is leaving his office, ‘which three companies are after you?”
Van replies, “The electric company, water company, and phone company.”