Monday, March 23, 2009

Government, Heal Thyself!

A friend of mine sent this to me over the weekend, and in view of what's going on these days with the economy, the bailouts, the car industry, the bailouts, the government, the bailouts.... well, it occurred to me that maybe we ought to be looking at some other ways of correcting those things in this country that might, just MIGHT, need a little tweaking.

So government, heal thyself...and behold:

A guy goes to the Post Office to apply for a job. The interviewer asks him, "Are you allergic to anything?"

He replies, "Yes - caffeine."

The interviewer then asks, "Have you ever been in the military service?"

And the man replies: "Yes, I was in Iraq for two years."

The interviewer says, "That will give you 5 extra points toward employment." And then he asks, "Are you disabled in any way?"

The man replies, " IED exploded near me and I lost both of my testicles."

The interviewer grimaces and then says, "O.K. You've got enough points for me to hire you right now. Our normal hours are from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. You can start tomorrow at 10:00 - and plan on starting at 10:00 A.M. every day."

The guy is puzzled and says, "If the work hours are from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., why don't you want me to here until 10:00 A.M.?"

The interviewer looks at him incredulously, and replies, "This is a government job! For the first two hours, we just stand around drinking coffee and scratching our balls. No point in you coming in for that!"