I had a conversation with my boss yesterday that went a little something like this:
Wanders: I need to take an extended leave for personal reasons. Boss: You aren't going out on another bender with a floozy are you? Wanders: Ha ha ha ha. That's a very good question. I need to take my daughter to Hawaii. Boss: Your DAUGHTER? Is everything okay? Wanders: It will be if I can just take my daughter to Hawaii for the summer. Boss: I hope everything works out. Wanders: I'd like my pay in advance. Boss: Let me get the checkbook.