If you ever feel your job is pointless;- Spare a thought for the bloke on a production line somewhere in Germany putting indicator stalks on BMW's and Audi's.
Its gone up market now and plus who has a Milkman now?That's extraordinary...
I - and the other heads of house at our rather formal leaving lunch - were told this joke by our headmaster's wife in July 1967. To this day I still remember being quite surprised at this rather prim lady delivering it!
I had never heard the joke before, nor anywhere else since, and it became one of my cleaner stock jokes so I have repeated it a number of times over the past 50 years and, since the advent of the www, posted it on a couple of occasions too.
In Mrs Loosley's version it was the couple's milkman who dropped dead on the doorstep!