944. Harvesting leeks
© Bruce Goodman 11 May 2016
Stanley had a seasonal job harvesting leeks. There were seven others in the field of leeks. They were unsupervised, so Stanley was able to stuff several hundred leeks every day into the back of his car. His wife, Marjorie, sold them at a roadside stall: ORGANIC LEEKS HOME GROWN. They had leeks for dinner every evening as well.
After several weeks the boss turned up and called a meeting. Leeks were going missing. He didn’t mind the workers taking home a couple of leeks now and then, but hundreds seem to be missing. All workers denied any knowledge.
“How do you cook a leek anyway?” asked Stanley.
Proactive feigned ignorance is often the best cover-up.