Thursday, July 6, 2017
“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.” ― Steve Martin
The sign in the window read: ”HELP WANTED - Must be a speed typist and have computer skills. Successful applicant must be bilingual. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer." A short time later an English Bulldog trotted up to the window, saw the sign and went inside. He looked at the receptionist, wagged his tail, then walked over to the sign, looked at it, whined and pawed the air. The receptionist called the office manager. He was surprised to see a canine applicant but as the dog looked determined he was shown into the manager's office. Inside, the dog jumped up on a chair and stared at the manager expectantly.
The manager said, "I can't hire you. The sign says you must be able to type." The dog went to the typewriter and proceeded to quickly type a perfect business letter. He took out the page and trotted over to the manager, gave it to him, then jumped back up on the chair. The manager was stunned, but told the dog, "That was fantastic, but I'm sorry. The sign clearly says that whoever I hire has to be good with a computer."
The dog went to the computer and proceeded to demonstrate his' expertise with various programs, produced a sample spreadsheet and database, and then presented them to the manager. The manager was dumbfounded! He said to the dog, "Look, I realize that you are a very intelligent applicant and have fantastic talent, but you're a dog. No way could I hire you."
The dog jumped down and went to the sign in the window and pointed his paw at the words, "Equal Opportunity Employer." The exasperated manager said, "Yes, I know what the darn sign says. But the sign also says you have to be bilingual."
The dog looked him straight in the eye and said, "Meow."
As Art Linkletter used to say, “Laughter is the best medicine.”