Both men are playing well, but they are being held up by two women in front of them who are moving at a much slower pace. Joe offers to go and talk to the women and see if they will let them pass. He gets about 3/4ths of the way, stops and jogs back.
His boss asks what the problem is.
Joe replies, “Well it turns out that one of those women is my wife and the other happens to be my mistress!”
Phil shakes his head and starts walking towards the women himself, determined to finish his round of golf before lunch runs out. Preparing to ask the ladies to let them play through, he too stops short and turns around.
This time it is Joe who asks, “What’s wrong boss?”
Phil replies, “It’s a small, small world Joe, and by the way, you’re fired!”