Braingle Lite


Submitted By:japeth
Fun:**** (3.12)
Difficulty:** (1.81)

Once there was a night watchman who had been caught several times sleeping on the job. The boss issued the final warning. On the next night he was caught with his head on his hand and his elbows on the desk.
"Aha, I've caught you again," exclaimed the boss. The watchman's eyes popped open immediately and he knew what had happened. Being a quick thinking man, he said one word before looking up at the boss. The boss apologized profusely and went home. What was the one word?

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Comments on this teaser

Posted by beanie8912/17/03
Good 1! :D

Posted by Rowsdower12/18/03
Fun teaser! I'll try this one on my pointy-haired boss...heh heh heh

Posted by japeth12/19/03
That was ausome even though it was my own teaser :roll: ...............still that was cool.

Posted by griphook12/20/03
Amen, i sayto this teaser... :D

Posted by jimbo12/25/03
Fun! :D

Posted by joanie12/26/03
I wish I could think that quickly. : )

Posted by liltunalol12/30/03
lol! i agree to joanie~ very clever

Posted by O_wise_one01/14/04
I knew this one only because I had seen it in a list "Top 10 Things To Say When Caught Sleeping At Work)

Posted by mzpuddn01/15/04
:lol: That was a real good one :wink: I did guess it right, but it was a good teaser. Keep Em Coming. Mz Puddn 8)

Posted by lucylizzy04/29/04
Great! :P Unfortunately I didn't get it, (yet again) :cry: but I really like the answer! :lol:

Posted by Varthen07/05/04
Gooooood Jooooooooob :D :D

Posted by cnmne11/25/04
Quick thinking! Hope he was not working in a government building, otherwise he would probably be fired for violation of the separation of church and state, and/or be sued by some pinhead lawyer for the ACLU.

Posted by I_am_the_Omega01/14/05
I'm confused. Why was this rated 1.7? Who on earth would ever think of that!? Good teaser :-)

Posted by strangelove01/14/05
My goodness! Really a fun teaser. I love it!

Posted by mnkelvr10201/14/05
If he said that, it could also mean he really didn't want the job so when he fired him he meant, "YAY", but then the boss thought he didn't want the job and wanted him to suffer so made him keep the job. Atleast that's what I was thinking. :oops:

Posted by JessicaLynn01/14/05
:D Fun :D I would have never thought of that :P

Posted by twin101/14/05
this one was easy b/c my friend does that all the time in it was a good one though. :D

Posted by Bobbyanck01/14/05
This is really a cool teaser, amazing, congratulations ! ! :D :D :D

Posted by sweetpeao4o301/14/05
good :D

Posted by Riki01/15/05
I'm new on this site and I've only read a few so far. But so far, your's has been the best! Very cute! :lol:

Posted by fuzzie27701/15/05
This was really easy. Got it in under 20 seconds. Liked it, though.

Posted by brklyhlly01/15/05
:D That was a good one :D Even though it might have been easy :wink:

Posted by Meriganez02/07/05
This teaser is pretty good - I will bear it in mind the next time I am chilling out at work!!! :roll:

Posted by trumpetsgirl10/12/05
I liked this one it made pefect sence for once

Posted by Brainy_101/14/06
Good one!! :D :) 8) :lol:

Posted by thimblenoggin01/14/06
How could you not get that right away?

Posted by mogur01/14/06
Got me, good one. I got lazy and only tried for a minute, though. I know it was posted a year ago, but how does "pretending" and "undercover" help? I'm rolling on the floor. Maybe "goobly-gook" or "elephant" works, too. Thanks for cracking me up.

Posted by WJSMama01/14/06
That was good, ya got me. My answer was 'headache'. :oops:

Posted by bluehawk01/14/06
:P "AMEN" :wink: 8)

Posted by coachpisco01/14/06
Thoughtful. :)

Posted by OldChinaHand01/14/06
It's good to see an oldie recycled now and then. 8)

Posted by SPUTNIK201/14/06
That was the coolest 8)

Posted by shopaholic91801/14/06
I think that was a goodone! it was funny. :lol:

Posted by ragethe3rd01/14/06
lol :P

Posted by Aarghonauts01/14/06
Zingo! I got this one right away 8) :lol: That's two in a row for me :o Anyway, thanks for the fun teaser :P

Posted by kimberlykay01/14/06
cute...very cute! :wink:

Posted by lindquist_2501/14/06
Hehe, that's cute. IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!!!

Posted by puppylover103101/14/06
funny.first one i got since i first came to brangle :lol: :P :wink:

Posted by vlerma01/14/06
Happy BD to you lindquist 25. And after looking at the year dates I see Riki was new to us about a year ago. Welcome and happy anniversary. Great teaser even if the ACLU will probably file charges. May I never need their help because they really rub me the wrong way. I like my freedom to worship my Lord. LOL to all. :wink:

Posted by poison_ivy01/14/06
Amazing teaser...very clever. And believe me that is a big compliment coming from me. This one's going on Favorites. :)

Posted by iteachkids01/14/06
WJSMama, I was thinking "Toothache!" Great minds ... :lol: Happy birthday, Lindquist - and Happy Day to anyone else celebrating a milestone. :D

Posted by wizkid01/14/06
I loved this teaser. I think u did a good job. Now when would be a good time to use this. :lol:

Posted by jabdr01/14/06
Cute one. I like the kind that make me smile..and I'm smiling. 8)

Posted by monielove101/14/06
I liked it, I got it right away but is was still fun GOOD JOB :P :lol: :) :D

Posted by bballer2101/14/06
smart watchman- wish i was that quick :(

Posted by sccrclssc501/14/06
lol love it! GREAT JOB! :D :) :lol: :) :D

Posted by pawprints6239101/14/06
...i didn't like the hint at :lol: good one! :wink:

Posted by srichardson106601/14/06
Cute. I liked it alot.

Posted by christine7701/14/06
that was a good one! :wink:

Posted by smosaka01/14/06
I thought he was going to pretend he'd been shot.....oh well :-?

Posted by shawneeo01/14/06
Yea! I got it!!! I think the fact that his chin was on his hands, elbows on desk, that he said one word and then looked up, and the boss apologizing all made the answer the only right one. Since it was the boss, he would have known if there was undercover work going on, and wouldn't apologize profulsely if the guard claimed to be "pretending". Of course, I may be biased because I got it right, yea again! Thanks! :D

Posted by exterminator01/14/06
Excellent! Pure brilliance! Good job! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :wink:

Posted by zonahobo01/14/06
:D This was just plain fun .. good to see somthing so enjoyable on the site.. too bad the submitter isn't around to appreciate the comments! :D

Posted by margarette01/15/06
:lol: u make me laugh... i've guess so... 8) its fun...keep mailing! :wink:

Posted by Toink-01/16/06
:lol: :lol: That I planned to do a long time already but never got the opportunity to!!! :lol: :lol:

Posted by teen_wiz01/16/06
really cute :D ! i luv it! :) great job! :wink: excellent! :P brilliant! 8) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted by realm234601/16/06
Your teaser was great, and it made me laugh!!! :D :lol:

Posted by anchorman2101/16/06
it took me a few seconds to get it,and it was VERY funny :lol: :lol: Great one :)

Posted by riddlelover01/16/06
Ah, that was easy, but funny! :D

Posted by kukuzyavochka01/19/06
Funny, but hard. Cool Teaser! :wink: :oops: :lol: :o :D :P :roll:

Posted by mitzimesser02/05/06
:oops: I should have known that, that is one of my tricks. :D Great teaser. :wink:

Posted by mitzimesser02/05/06
:oops: I should have known that, that is one of my tricks. :D Great teaser. :wink:

Posted by brandiMcBride2003/06/06
I've heard this one before, but still cute.

Posted by AbsurdHero01/14/07

Posted by ejhops01/14/07
I've heard it before, but it still makes me smile. Fun teaser:)

Posted by khedron01/14/07
Who puts their head on their hand when they pray? I thought you were supposed to put your hands together in front of your face. That's what I do when I pray to Satan at least.

Posted by Sherilyn01/14/07
satan??? very good teaser. :D

Posted by gaylewolf01/14/07
:) Now THAT was a great teaser. I had NO idea what the answer would be :roll: and I thought it was terrific! Smart man!! :lol: Thanks for a good one, japeth! :wink:

Posted by shiz3a01/14/07
cute thing :D

Posted by doehead01/14/07
that's older than cavemen

Posted by Pizzazz2u01/14/07
This is an older teaser, but it is fun to try to analyze and to figure out the answer. :P Terrific job of wording and phrasing. :wink: Just be aware of the bosses who may use cameras and soft audio equipment. They may not be as forgiving as this employer. 8) (Comment NOT meant to harm teaser, BTW! Although, the employer would only need to record the sleeping, for proof)

Posted by Blondie11601/14/07
lovede it! Great job! :D

Posted by Infinitoid01/14/07
how were you supposed to know that exactly? smart, though, i guess. i might use that

Posted by bradon18200101/14/07
Even though I hadn't heard this one before, I did get it because that is is only answer that would work. :o

Posted by cincigirl4ever01/14/07
i was thinking "DUH!" this was a super easy one for me. so very proud of myself..tehe. great teaser! :D

Posted by soonitwillend01/14/07
Great teaser. :D And it appears its Linquists bday again? Another happy birthday to you. :)

Posted by nickley199601/14/07
very funny :lol:

Posted by mmmcla0101/14/07
Clever!!! :D I wouldn't have gotten it!!! :lol: :oops: :oops: :lol:

Posted by vanoosha01/14/07
Yes! I finally got one right away. "AMEN!"

Posted by I_Write_Books01/14/07
I thought it was rather easy. :-? :o

Posted by breathesunshine01/14/07
This was an easy one. Some of the comments make me laugh though. :lol:

Posted by amb191201/14/07
that was cool

Posted by katjojo01/14/07
That was a good one! :wink:

Posted by Trishgal01/14/07
Good one :lol: :lol: 8) :D

Posted by matthewmurch01/14/07
Excellent. By the way, I happen to know of at least one instance where this was a true story.

Posted by FatHead01/14/07
Not bad! However, I expected that the "hint" would be totally absent, unless "no hints" was supposed to be a hint. :roll:

Posted by wordmama01/14/07
I guessed "praying". As I don't usually have a clue in this kind of teaser, I was thrilled to come that close! And happy birthday once again to Lindquist! (Mine's 2 wks. from today!) :D :D :D :D :D

Posted by sand_rat01/14/07
:) This was very cool! For a church goer it was very easy, but that's what made it so fun! :D

Posted by lmurray01/15/07

Posted by Qrystal01/16/07
Hmf. Didn't get it. I was thinking "SURPRISE!" or "PEEK-A-BOO!" :P

Posted by scallio01/25/07
Great teaser!

Posted by luvdoritos70601/29/07
nice one....very easy...

Posted by MikeMan121605/29/07
Man, that hint was no help!

Posted by lkp6806/07/07
I must have heard something like this somewhere in my life before, because the corect answer popped into my head immediately. Good one!!

Posted by Pojuer06/27/07
I did not get it! but it real nice :D

Posted by Stack160701/14/10
Oh, I didn't get it :oops: :oops: . Thought he would say "freeze" or something since he was a night watchman. But that's way too far. Anyway, it's a really nice one :lol: :lol: . Keep'em comin'. :lol: :lol:

Posted by doehead01/14/10
This was once a good teaser, but it has had way to much overplay. :-? :( :oops: :roll:

Posted by omas01/14/10
how about "holiday" or "night-off". The question did not mention that it was work night. If that were the case, the boss must apologize. Hehe! In many jobs, you are not allowed to pray during working hours. However, good teaser overall.

Posted by builder01/14/10
good 1, easy, loved the hint but I did not need it. :)

Posted by angelfinder01/14/10
That was cute...could give some people ideas for their jobs. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted by eclectric01/14/10
I thought he would say "hello" and look up and show him the cell phone in his hand...that might actually work. I might even try it myself...yawn.

Posted by auntiesis01/14/10
I got this one easily because it was a joke of the day on another site. Cute. :D :lol:

Posted by UptheHill01/14/10
NICE!!! 8)

Posted by Babe01/14/13
The thing that is blowing my mind is that the author, "japeth' is complimenting himself or herself on his or her own teaser. "Awesome and cool teaser." is what she or he says. Talk about patting yourself on the back. :roll: :( :x

Posted by eamon01/14/13
A VERY old chestnut. :roll:

Posted by cutebug01/14/13
It was enjoyable in its day,but a little wornout. :D :D

Posted by HABS293301/14/13
Yet another recycled "Teaser of the Day" Looking at the dates of the flurry of comments that occur on this teaser it is easy to see it was TOTD on January14, 2006, 2007,2010 and now again in 2013. I have never seen this one myself but I know there are a lot of long time users who have now seen it at least 4 times. There are thousands of other teasers to choose from, is there really a need to reuse the same ones over and over again?

Posted by gaylewolf01/14/13
I saw this one in '07 - and so it rang a bell today! It may be old, but I still like it! :wink: :)

Posted by kitty-cat01/14/13
I agree, Habs. I've noticed that for nearly every teaser of the day. The FAQ claims that they're randomly selected, but... :roll: Good teaser anyway!

Posted by auntiesis01/14/13
I remembered this one, and it made me smile again. :D :D

Posted by catmom01/14/16
BINGO!!! I got that right away! :D :D :D :D

Posted by catmom01/14/16
.......and NO I have not heard it before. :evil:

Posted by HABS293301/14/16
Must be January 14, this teaser's favourite date! This posting makes it 5 years that this teaser has been used on the exact same date.

Posted by raisin9901/14/16
he should be fired for bringing religion into the workplace!


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