From: Matteo Schmill 


It is my great pleasure [sic] to invite one and all to the first Monday
Morning Coffee of the Fall 1997 semester. Please come to the lounge
(the one next to the CS office) and enjoy freshly brewed coffe,
donuts of every variety, and an astounding selection of bagels, all
thoughtfully arranged for your browsing pleasure. MMC starts at 10am.

This will be the last MMC notice sent to broadcast. Those who are not
enrolled in the Monday Morning Coffee mailing list can find directions
of how to do so at the MMC web page:

I offer to everyone the following email, sent to me by a friend at
HotWired of all places. Feel free to replace "state" or "government"
with the agency of your choice if it helps you to see the humor.


Yes, I'm tired. For several years, I've been blaming it on middle age,
iron deficiency, lack of vitamins, air pollution, water pollution,
saccharin, obesity, dieting, under-arm odor, and a dozen other maladies
that make you wonder if life is really worth living.

But now I found out, it ain't that.

I'm tired because I'm overworked.

The population of this country is 250 Million. 104 Million are retired.
That leaves 146 Million to do the work. There are 90 Million in school,
which leaves 66 Million to do the work. Of this total, there are 32
Million employed by the government.  That leaves 34 Million to do the
Five Million are in the Armed Forces, which leaves 29 Million to do the
work. Take from that the 28,700,000 people who work for State and City
Government and that leaves 300,000 to do the work. There are 248,000 in
hospitals, so that leaves 52,000 to do the work.  Now, there are 51,998
people in jails or prisons. That leaves just two people to do the work.

You and me.

And you're sitting there reading this.

No wonder I'm tired.