15 May 2011 – Amusements

A young woman was taking an afternoon nap. After she woke up, she called her husband at work. “I just dreamt that you went grocery shopping, cooked the dinner for tonight and also washed all the dishes. What do you think it means?”

“You will know tonight,” he said.

That evening, the man came home with a small package and gave it to his wife. When she opened it. She found a book entitled “The Meaning of Dreams.”

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It was afternoon in the crowded cafeteria. The elderly matron sitting at the counter was obviously upset at the cigarette smoke of the young woman beside her. Finally the older woman could take it no longer. She turned to the woman and bellowed with a loud voice, “Young lady, I would rather commit adultery than smoke!”

“So would I,” quipped the woman, “but you know, there just isn’t time enough during a coffee break.”

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A businessman was interviewing applicants for corporate accountant. He devised a simple test to select the most suitable person for the job: he asked each applicant the question, “What is two and two?”

The first interviewee was a journalist by training. His answer was “Twenty-two.”

The second applicant had an engineering degree. He pulled out a slide rule and showed the answer to be between 3.999 and 4.001.

The next person was a former legal researcher. He stated that in the case of Jenkins v Commissioner of Stamp Duties, two and two was proven to be four.

The last applicant only had a sixth-grade education. The now rather frustrated businessman asked him, “How much is two and two?”

The applicant got up from his chair, went over to the door and closed it, then came back and sat down. He leaned across the desk and said in a low voice, “How much do you want it to be?”

He got the job.

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2 thoughts on “15 May 2011 – Amusements”

  1. Love the bicycle ride bit…the countryside is fun to see. Why did you start your ride from some neighbor’s driveway rather than from your own…perhaps your garage is too crowded and you rent space down the block? Love you, Mom xoxox

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