Subj: Jobs1 Jokes
(Includes 28 jokes and articles, 15 1118n,12,cL3f,wXT2a7a,6)
Man with Chart
Also see ACCIDENT1
- 'The Bricklayer'
ANIMAL,OTHER - 'Professional Competency Test'
ARAB file - 'Arab And Jewish Tie Salesman'
ASIAN file - 'Banking Crisis In Japan'
ASIAN-CHINESE- 'Chinese Hiring Practice'
BAR2 file - 'Man With Hand Phone Goes Into A Bar' (fax)
BATHROOM file- 'How To Poop At Work:'
BATHROOM-SUPP- 'Fortune 500's Men's Washroom'
......................- 'Trapped In A Toilet At Work'
BIRDS file - 'Blue Bird Sings Inside Manure'
.........BIRD-PARROTS - 'Three High Priced Parrots'
BIRTHDAY - 'My 45 Birthday'
BLACKS2 file - 'Painting Of Three Nude Black Men'
BLONDE1 file - 'Blonde Goes To Work After Many Years'
BLONDE2 file - 'Boss Leaves Early'
BUGS_ETC file- 'Teaching About Worker Ants'
CARS-SUPP - 'Toyota Vs Ford'
......................- 'Reason I'm Late For Work'
CATS1 file - 'Here Kitty, Kitty...Kitty'
CATS2 file - 'Nude Husband Fixes Garbage Disposal'
CHEMISTRY - 'Scientists Discover New Element'
CHRISTMAS2 - 'Christmas Party Planning'
......................- 'Office Christmas Party'
CLOTHING file- 'Store Sells Ugly Suit'
COLLEGE2 file- 'Business Student Earns A 'C''
.........COLLEGEGRAD - 'Job Interview'
COMPUTERS2 - 'Buying A Monkey From A Pet Shop'
COMPUTER3 - 'Man With No E-Mail'
......................- 'Man In Hot Air Balloon Is Lost'
COMPUTER4 - 'Cleaning Your Computer'
CONDOM file - 'Condom Factory Tour'
COWS-SHEEP - 'Shepherd Makes A Bet'
DIFFERENCES3 - 'Many Differences'
DOG1 file - 'Who's Dog Is Better'
......................- 'Dog Applies For Job'
ELEPHANT file- 'An Elephant's Medicine'
ENGINEERS2 - 'Five Cannibals Become Engineers'
ENGINEER3 - 'Computer Engineer Job Sign'
FACTS2 file - 'Working Christmas Eve'
FAMOUS-GATES - 'Bill Gates And Farting' (phone/fax)
FISHING1 file- 'Mexican Fisherman Meets MBA'
......................- 'Blind Fishing Salesman'
FOOD_ETC - 'The Lemonade Stand'
FOOD_ETC_SUP2- 'Anti-Theft Lunch Bag'
......................- 'Popsicle Stick Riddle'
FOOTBALL file- 'The Stock Boy Falls In Love'
......................- 'Sex Change Girl Knows Football'
FUCK file - 'David Letterman - Harrison Ford Tells A Joke' - Video
FUNERAL file - 'Sending Flowers To A New Business'
GENIE file - 'Three Computer People Find A Genie'
GOLF1 file - 'Man And His Secretary Have An Affair'
HANDICAPPED - 'Blind Man And His Dog In A Store'
HEADLINES-ADS- 'International Marketing Ads'
......................- 'Viagra Advertising Slogans'
HEADLNS-SUPP2- '3D Posters On Vending Machines'
HELL file - 'Consultant Picks Between Heaven And Hell'
.........HOOKER file - 'Cheap Hooker Arrested'
......................- 'Two Car Salesmen Talk In A Bar'
.........HOSPITAL2 - 'Organ Donor Fired'
HUNTING-SUPP - 'Dilbert Comic Strip'
......................- 'Bizarro Cartoon II'
INDIAN file - 'The Dead Horse Theory' - Drawing
ITALIAN file - 'Italian Buisness School'
......................- 'Moishe Goes To Italy'
JOB-STUFF - 'The Dilemma'
......................- 'Sales Methods'
......................- (see whole file)
JOB-STUFF-SUP- 'Asking Applicants A Final Question'
......................- 'Definition Of A Committee'
JOB-STUF-SUP2- 'Aqua-Thermal Treatment'
KIDS2 file - 'Whose Father Is Fastest?'
......................- 'Boss Talks To Child'
LABOR DAY - 'Labor Day'
LAWS file - 'Murphy's Laws of Work'
LETTERS1 file- 'Great Resignation Letter'
MARRIAGE2 - 'Would You Still Love Me?'
......................- 'Wife Stays With Man Through Bad Times'
MARRIAGE5 - 'Factory Only Hires Married Men'
MATH3 file - 'Formulas For Work, Knowledge And Money'
MEXICAN file - 'Get A Yob' - Video
MONKEY file - 'Organizational Theory'
MUSIC2-SUPP2 - 'The Day the NASDAQ Died'
NATIVE AMERIC- 'The Wisdom of a Navajo Woman'
OTHER-ANIMALS- 'Professional Competency Test'
OTHER_OCCUP - 'The Wal-Mart Greeter'
......................- 'Texas Pharmacy Sells Drugs At Cost'
OTH_OCC-SUPP - 'The Modern Lumberjack'
OTHER-PEOPLE - 'Dilbert Comic Strip On Robots'
.........PENIS2 file - 'Penis Asks For Raise'
.........PHONE-SUPP - 'Dilbert Comic Strip on Twittering'
PLANE2 file - 'Paper Plane At Work' - Video
PRISON file - 'Life In Prison -vs- A Full-Time Job'
QUOTES3 file - 'Quotes From The Workplace'
......................- 'More Quotes From The Workplace'
QUOTES-COMED - 'Who's Job Is It? (Similar to 'Who's on first')'
RIDDFLE-SUPP - 'A What Am I Riddle #26'
SCHOOL3 file - 'Teacher Gets To Know Kids'
......................- 'Teacher Gets To Know Kids II'
SCHOOL-SUPP3 - 'Selling Toothbrushs'
SEX3 file - 'Statistical Findings On Sex:'
SHIPS file - 'Japanese American Boat Race'
SHIT file - 'Survival Guide for Taking a Dump at Work'
SOLDIER file - 'Secretary Notices Boss's Barracks Is Open'
SWEDISH file - 'Sven And Ole Apply For Unemployment'
SWIMMING file- 'Bad Day At The Office'
TAXES file - 'Man Goes To Priest With Business Problems'
THOUGHTS-LRN2- 'Road To Success'
THO-LEARN-SUP- 'Quotes By Abe Lincoln'
THOUGHTS-SLLY- 'A Child In Need'
......................- 'We'd Like To See On Office Posters'
THOUGHTS-TIME- 'Thoughts On Time Management'
......................- 'More Thoughts On Time'
THO-TIME-SUPP- 'Dilbert Comic Strip'
.........WAITER-ETC - 'Indian Carrying Shotgun, And Manure, Wants Coffee'
Subj: Jimmy Fallon's #HowIQuit Tweets (S952)
Made by: The Tonight Show w/Jimmy Fallon
From: Meagan Briggs (d-On Site)
.......In honor of Zayn Malik quitting One Direction,
.......Jimmy Fallon made this week's 'Hashtag' #HowIQuit.
.......From the response, it's clear some people really
.......know how to stick it to the man on their way out
.......of a job. Click 'HERE' to hear these funny tweets.
Subj: Pickle Factory Worker Fired (S280, S1097)
From: CKButch4Femme on 9/11/2008
Source: (Removed from twistedhumor.com)
Bill worked in a pickle factory.
He had been employed
there for a number of years when he came home one day to
confess to his wife that he had a terrible compulsion.
He had an urge to stick his penis in the pickle slicer.
His wife suggested that he should see a therapist to talk
about it, but Bill indicated that he'd be too embarrassed.
He vowed to overcome the compulsion on his own.
One day a few weeks later Bill
came home absolutely ashen.
His wife could see at once that something was seriously
wrong. "What's wrong, Bill?" she asked.
"Do you remember that I told
you how I had this tremendous
urge to put my penis in the pickle slicer?"
"Oh, Bill, you didn't."
"Yes, I did."
The wife ran over and pulled
his pants down to see what
damage had been done. "You look okay," she said with a
sigh of relief. "So what happened?"
"I got fired."
"What happened with the pickle slicer?"
"Oh,..... she got fired too."
The Science Of Persuasion
By Cialdini and Martin
on 1/21/2013 (S837d-iFrame)
Animation describing the Universal
Principles of Persuasion
based on the research of Dr. Robert Cialdini, Professor
Emeritus of Psychology and Marketing, Arizona State University.
Click 'HERE' to see this interesting video.
Subj: Firing Employees (S36, S612b)
From: Daemonic Funnies Page
and From: gattica30 on 9/28/2008
Mr. Smith owned a small business.
He had two employees,
Sarah and Jack. They were both extremely good employees
- always willing to work overtime and chip in where needed.
Mr. Smith was looking over his books one day and decided
that he wasn't making enough money to warrant two employees
and he would have to lay one off. But both Sarah and Jack
were such good workers he was having trouble finding a fair
way to do it. He decided that he would watch them work
and the first one to take a break would be the one he would
He sits in his office and watches
them work. Suddenly,
Sarah gets a terrible headache and needs to take an aspirin.
She gets the aspirin out of her purse and goes to the water
cooler to get something to wash it down with. Mr. Smith
follows her to the water cooler, taps her on the shoulder
and says, "Sarah, I'm going to have to lay you or Jack off."
Sarah replys, "Can you jack off? I have a headache."
Subj: Non Sequitur Cartoon II (S623c in Math3-Supp)
By Wiley Miller on 12/15/2008
Subj: So You Want The Day Off (S110)
Let's take a moment to look at what you are asking for :
There are 365 days available for work.
There are 52 weeks per year,
of which you already have two
days off each weekend, leaving 261 days available for work.
Since you spend 16 hours each day away from work, that
accounts for 170 days. There are 91 days left available for work.
You spend 30 minutes each day
on breaks, which account for
23 days each year, leaving 68 days available for work.
You spend one hour a day at lunch,
which accounts for another
46 days per year, leaving 22 days available for work.
You spend two days per year on
sick leave, leaving 20 days
You take nine holidays per year,
leaving 11 days available
And you take 10 days vacation
a year, leaving one day
available for work.
And--NO WAY--are you going to take that day!
Monster.com "Doubletake" - Super Bowl Ad
..........on 10/27/2010 (S721d-iFrame)
This thirty second "I Need a
New Job" ad from Monster.com
is cute. Click 'HERE' to view it.
Subj: Why I'm Tired (S110)
From: ipkis on 97-06-01
and From: FrankRoesc on 99-03-13
For a couple years I've been
blaming it on iron poor blood,
lack of vitamins, working out, and a dozen other reasons.
But now I found out the real reason: I'm tired because I'm
The population of this country
is 237 million. 104 million
are retired. That leaves 133 million to do the work.
There are 85 million in school,
which leave 48 million to
do the work.
Of this there are 29 million
employed by the federal government.
This leaves 19 million to do the work.
Four million are in the Armed
Forces, which leaves 15 million
to do the work.
Take from the total the 14,800,000
people who work for State
and City Government and that leaves 200,000 to do the work.
There are 188,000 in hospitals,
so that leaves 12,000 to do
Now, there are 11,998 people
in Prisons. That leaves just
two people to do the work.
You and me.
And you're sitting there reading your freakin' email.
Film On Sexual Harassment
..........in 2006 (S473d-On Site,WMV)
On April 16, 2005, Tom Brady
stared in this Saturday Night
Live black and white skit in Season 30: Episode 17. Click
'HERE' to see this very funny video as a WMV file.
Subj: Types Of Jobs (DU)
From: icohen on 98-10-29
An accountant is someone who
knows the cost of everything
and the value of nothing.
An auditor is someone who arrives
after the battle and
bayonets all the wounded.
From: Joke-Of-The-Day-Mail.com on 10/13/2005
(S455b in Banking)
A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the
sun is shining and wants it back the minute it begins to
rain. (Mark Twain)
An economist is an expert who
will know tomorrow why the
things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
A statistician is someone who
is good with numbers but
lacks the personality to be an accountant.
An actuary is someone who brings
a fake bomb on a plane,
because that decreases the chances that there will be
another bomb on the plane. (Laurence J. Peter)
A programmer is someone who solves
a problem you didn't
know you had in a way you don't understand.
A mathematician is a blind man
in a dark room looking
for a black cat which isn't there. (Charles R. Darwin)
A topologist is a man who doesn't
know the difference
between a coffee cup and a doughnut.
A lawyer is a person who writes
a 10,000 word document
and calls it a "brief." (Franz Kafka)
A psychologist is a man who watches
everyone else when
a beautiful girl enters the room.
A professor is one who talks in someone else's sleep.
A schoolteacher is a disillusioned
woman who used to
think she liked children.
A consultant is someone who takes
the watch off your
wrist and tells you the time.
A diplomat is someone who can
tell you to go to hell
in such a way that you will look forward to the trip.
Subj: Dilbert Comic Strip II (S1097)
By Scott Adams on 1/19/2018
Subj: Reasons For Allowing Drinking At Work (S156, S484)
From: RobertTompkins on 98-10-06
and From: gattica30 on 5/3/2006
| B u d w e i s e r | |"|"\,____.
While this may appear simply
as a joke, if you read
carefully below, the logic is actually pretty sound.
1. It's an incentive to show
2. It reduces stress.
3. It leads to more honest communications.
4. It reduces complaints about low pay.
5. It cuts down on time off because you can work with
6. Employees tell management what they think,
not what management wants to hear.
7. It helps save on heating costs in the winter.
8. It encourages carpooling.
9. Increases job satisfaction because if
you have a bad job you don't care.
10. It eliminates vacations because people would rather
come to work.
11. It makes fellow employees look better.
12. It makes the cafeteria food taste better.
13. Bosses are more likely to hand out raises
when they have had a couple of drinks
14. Salary negotiations are a lot more profitable.
15. Suddenly, burping during a meeting isn't so embarrassing.
16. Employees work later since there's no longer a need
to relax at the bar.
17. It makes everyone more open with his or her ideas.
18. Everyone agrees they work better after they've had
a couple of drinks.
19. Eliminates the need for employees to get drunk on
their lunch break.
20. Increases the chance of seeing your boss naked.
21. It promotes foreign relations with the former Soviet Union.
22. The janitor's closet will finally have a use.
23. Employees no longer need coffee to sober up.
24. Sitting on the copy machine will no longer
be seen as "gross."
25. Babbling and mumbling incoherently will be common.
Don't Look Away When I'm Talking To You
From: tom in 2008 (S620b,d-iFrame)
Guy gets distracted whilst his
woman boss is talking to him,
but she has a trick to teach him a lesson he will never forget.
Click 'HERE' to see this short, cute video.
Subj: The Corporate Ladder (S84, DU)
From: humorlist-digest V2 #204 on 98-09-01
.(Also see 'Worker's Favorite Sports' in JOBS3)
When Development Engineers go
out together on a weekend
they talk about football.
When Middle management gets together,
they talk about tennis.
When top management are in meetings,
they discusses golf.
The Conclusion - The higher up
you are in management,
the smaller your balls are.
Subj: Our Employees - Cartoon (S494)
From: LABLaughsClean on 7/13/2006
Source: (Removed from lablaughs.com)
Subj: Some Thoughts On 'The Boss' (S78, DU)
From: humorlist-digest V2 #180 on 98-07-19
Quote from a recent meeting:
"We are going to continue
having these meetings, everyday, until I find out why no
work is getting done".
Quote from the Boss... "I didn't
say it was your fault. I
said I was going to blame it on you."
A motivational sign at work:
"The beatings will continue
until morale improves."
A direct quote from the Boss:
"We passed over a lot of good
people to get the ones we hired."
My Boss frequently gets lost
in thought. That's because it's
My Boss said to me, "What you
see as a glass ceiling, I see
as a protective barrier.
My Boss needs a surge protector.
That way her mouth would
be buffered from surprise spikes in her brain.
I thought my Boss was a bastard,
and quit, to work for myself.
My new Boss is a bastard, too ... but at least I respect him.
He's given automobile accident
victims new hope for recovery.
He walks, talks and performs rudimentary tasks, all without
the benefit of a SPINE.
Some people climb the ladder of success. My Boss walked under it.
Quote from the Boss after overriding
the decision of a task
force he created to find a solution: "I'm sorry if I ever
gave you the impression your input would have any effect on
my decision for the outcome of this project!"
HR Manager to job candidate "I
see you've had no computer
training. Although that qualifies you for upper management,
it means you're under-qualified for our entry level positions."
Quote from telephone inquiry
"We're only hiring one summer
intern this year and we won't start interviewing candidates
for that position until the Boss' daughter finishes her
Subj: Female Employee's Mother Dies (DU)
From: smiles on 98-07-17
A woman goes into work one morning
crying her eyes out. Her
boss concerned about all his employees well being asked
sympathetically, "What's the matter?" To which the woman
replies... "Early this morning I got a phone call saying that
my mother had passed away."
The boss feeling very sorry at
this point explains to the
young girl. "Why don't you go home for the day... we aren't
terribly busy just take the day off to relax and rest." The
woman very calmly states..."No.. I'd be better off here. I
need to keep my mind off it and I have the best chance of
doing that here." The boss agrees and allows the woman to
work as usual... " If you need anything just let me know."
Well... a few hours pass and
the boss decides to check on
the woman...he looks out over his office and sees the woman
hysterically crying!!!!! He rushes out to her asking" What
is so bad now... are you gonna be okay??"
"No..." exclaims the woman, "
I just received a horrible
call from my sister and she said that her mom died too!!!!"
Subj: Non Sequirur Comic About C.E.Os (S556c)
By Wiley Miller on 9/12/2007
Subj: Beating A Dead Horse (S240b, S611b)
From: Tom_Adams on 98-07-17
and From: mbucher on 9/5/2001
Dakota tribal wisdom says that
when you discover you are
riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount.
However, in business we often try other strategies with
dead horses, including the following:
1. Buying a stronger whip.
2. Changing riders.
3. Saying things like, "This
is the way we have always
ridden this horse."
4. Appointing a committee to study the horse.
5. Arranging to visit other
sites to see how
they ride dead horses.
6. Increasing the standards to ride dead horses.
7. Appointing a tiger team to revive the dead horse.
8. Creating a training session
our riding ability.
9. Comparing the state of dead horses in todays environment.
10. Change the requirements declaring
that "This horse
is not dead."
11. Hire contractors to ride the dead horse.
12. Harnessing several dead horses
13. Declaring that "No horse is too dead to beat."
14. Providing additional funding
to increase the
15. Do a Cost Analysis study
to see if contractors can
ride it cheaper.
16. Purchase a product to make dead horses run faster.
17. Declare the horse is "better, faster and cheaper" dead.
18. Form a quality circle to find uses for dead horses.
19. Revisit the performance requirements for horses.
20. Say this horse was procured
with cost as an
21. Promote the dead horse to a supervisory position.
Subj: Coffee w/Milk
From: ossama on 98-07-13
Ian works in a coffee, bagels,
and sandwiches trailer on the
campus of UNH. (The University of New Hampshire, for those
not from the East Coast of the U.S.)
Vinnie is his boss and the owner
of the truck, and yes,
according to Ian, this actually happened.
Ian is telling the story.
Her: Yes, I'd like a milk with
some coffee in it.
Me: So, that's just a splash of coffee in a milk?
Her: No, a regular amount of milk, but not coffee.
Me: Is there more milk or coffee?
Her: Oh, definitely more coffee.
Me: So that's a coffee with some extra milk.
Her: Just the usual amount of milk.
Me: A coffee with milk.
Me: Anything else?
Her: A little extra milk and do you have coffee
with no caffeine?
Me: We do have decaf.
Her: No, I don't want decaf, just some coffee without
Me: Ma'am, that's what decaf means, no caffeine.
Her: Oh, then do you have milk with no caffeine?
Me: Milk doesn't come with caffeine.
Her: Yes it does.
Me: Not that I know of, where do you get your milk?
Her: It doesn't say caffeine free on the milk so it
must have caffeine.
Me: Oh, you're right, my mistake, I forgot that we
only get the decaf milk.
No problem, we have only decaf milk. Anything else?
Her: Do you have any bagels?
Vinnie (who has been listening all along): I'm sorry,
ma'am, we're all out of decaf bagels.
Her: Well, what are those? (pointing at sesame bagels)
Vinnie: Those are sesame donuts with extra caffeine added.
Her: I guess I'll just have the coffee.
Her: Do you take credit cards?
Me: No ma'am, cash only.
Her: What about visa?
He: Is that a credit card?
Her: Well, yes.
Vinnie: Is it cash?
Vinnie: Then no, we can't take it.
Her: What about checks?
Me: Cash ma'am, nothing else.
Her: How much is that?
Vinnie: Eleven dollars and 45 cents.
Vinnie: New war in Alaska is ruining the coffee business,
plus you wanted the coffee with no caffeine, that's
hard to find now, had to grow it myself.
Her: O.K. (proceeds to write a check)
Vinnie: Please leave.
Vinnie: You're raising my blood pressure, leave now.
Her: But what about my coffee?
Vinnie: Leave and never return.
She leaves, but pays the $11.45 first. Seriously.
Subj: Garfield On Work (S396)
From: DafterLafter on 8/24/2004
Source: (Removed from ezines4all.com)
Subj: The Plan (S273e, S472)
From: ossama on 1/29/2006
In the beginning was the Plan
and then came the assumptions;
and the assumptions were without form
and the plan was completely without substance
and darkness was upon the face of the workers
and they spake unto their Supervisors
and saying, "It is a crock of shit and it stinketh."
and the Supervisors went unto their Section Heads
and sayeth, "It is a pail of dung,
and none may abide the odour thereof."
and the Section Heads went unto their Department Heads
and sayeth unto them, "It is a container of excrement,
and it is very strong, such that none can abide it."
and the Department Heads went unto their Managers,
and sayeth unto them, "It is a vessel of fertiliser;
and none may abide its strength."
and the Managers went unto the Vice President
and saying: "It contains that which aids plant growth
and it is very strong."
and the Vice President went unto the CEO
and sayeth unto him, "It promoteth growth and is very
and the CEO went unto the Board of Directors
and sayeth unto them
"This powerful new plan will actively promote the growth,
and efficiency of the department and this area in particular."
and the Board of Directors looked upon the Plan
and saw that it was Good,
and the Plan became Policy,
And that, my friends, is how shit happens.
Subj: Dilbert Comic Strip (S639c)
By Scott Adams on 4/9/2009
Subj: Who's In Charge? (S349)
From: abey on 98-04-20
One day the different parts of
the body were having an
argument to see which should be in charge:
The brain said "I do all the
thinking so I'm the most
important and I should be in charge."
The eyes said "I see everything
and let the rest of you
know where we are, so I'm the most important and I should
be in charge."
The hands said: "Without me we
wouldn't be able to pick
anything up or move anything. So I'm the most important
and I should be in charge."
The stomach said: "I turn the
food we eat into energy for
the rest of you. Without me, we'd starve. So I'm the
most important and I should be in charge."
The legs said: "Without me we
wouldn't be able to move
anywhere. So I'm the most important and I should be in
Then the rectum said: "I think I should be in charge."
All the rest of the parts said:
You don't do anything! You're not as important as we
surely are! You can't be in charge."
So the rectum closed up.
After a few days, the legs
were all wobbly, the stomach was all queasy, the hands
were all shaky, the eyes were all watery, and the brain
was all cloudy.
They all agreed that they couldn't
take any more of this
and agreed to put the rectum in charge.
The moral of the story?
You don't have to be the most important to be in charge.
Just an Asshole.
Blondie Comic Strip (S643)
By Dennis Young and Denis Lebrun on 5/7/2009
||Drawing from Blondie.com|
Bob Smith, an assistant programmer,
can always be found
hard at work in his cubicle. Bob works independently, without
wasting company time talking to colleagues. Bob never
thinks twice about assisting fellow employees, and he always
finishes given assignments on time. Often Bob takes extended
measures to complete his work, sometimes skipping
coffee breaks. Bob is a dedicated individual who has absolutely no
vanity in spite of his high accomplishments and profound
knowledge in his field. I firmly believe that Bob can be
classed as a high-caliber employee, the type which cannot be
dispensed with. Consequently, I duly recommend that Bob be
promoted to executive management, and a proposal will be
sent away as soon as possible.
[You may have smelled a rat by this time, but can you figure
out what's really going on before reading the follow-up memo?]
(Later that afternoon another memo was sent...)
Memo to the Commissioner
Subject: Letter of Recommendation
Sorry about that earlier memo,
Bob was reading over my shoulder
as I wrote it. Kindly read every other line (i.e. 1, 3, 5, 7...)
for my true assessment of him.
Subj: Job Candidate Has A Facial Tick
From: humorlist-digest V2 #45 on 98-02-16
The owner of a well-established
firm of wholesalers was
interviewing people for a position in sales. One candidate
offered excellent references and experience and was well-
dressed and well-spoken. The only catch was a disconcerting
mannerism: the fellow couldn't seem to stop winking.
So the sales manager decided
to be frank, "You've got all
the qualifications for the job and I'd really like to hire
you - but I'm afraid that facial tic of yours might put
"I'm glad you brought that up,
sir," said the sales candidate,
"because all I need to make that annoying wink go away is a
couple of aspirin. See for yourself, I've got some on me."
And he began emptying his pockets on the desk.
The prospective employer was
startled to see dozens of
packages of condoms piling up: ribbed ones, lubricated ones,
multicolored ones, every variety imaginable.
"Aha," cried the young man happily,
"here they are." He
brandished two aspirin, swallowed them , and sure enough,
the tic went away in less than a minute.
"So much for the wink," said
the sales manager sternly,
gesturing at the mountain of rubbers, "but what about all
this stuff here? I don't want my company to be represented
by some wild womanizer, after all."
"No fear. I'm a happily married man."
"So how can you account for the contents of your pockets?"
"It's simple, sir. Did you ever
go into a drug store,
winking like crazy, and ask for a packet of aspirins?"
Subj: The Flying McCoys Cartoon (S667b)
by Glenn and Gary McCoy on 10/17/2009