During a very heavy winter, a man arrived at work late. His boss was unforgiving. "Why were you late this morning?"

The man explained, "As you know, I walk to work, and the pavement was so slippery that every time I would take a step, I would slide back two."

Then how did you ever get her at all?" the boss smirked.

"Well," he replied, "I finally gave up, turned around, and headed home."