One morning, the manager of a large company noticed a new employee and told him to come into his office. "What's your name?" he asked.
"John," the new employee replied.
The manager scowled. "Look, I don't call anyone by their first name. It leads to a breakdown in authority. I refer to my employees by their last names only— Smith, Jones, Rogers—that's all. Now that we have that straight, what is your last name?"
The new employee sighed and said, "Darling. My name is John Darling."
The owner looked at him for a few seconds and then said, "Okay, John, the next thing I want to tell you is..."