Time for some funny things I’ve recently seen in the Dec/Jan Reader’s Digest:
Our new neighbors thought our Wi-Fi network name was our last name. So when they gave us a Christmas card, they addressed it to “The Linksys Family”.
Contributed by Scarlett Buzek:
The line at our local post office was out the door and seeing that only one postal worker was on duty, the customers were getting testy. To help hurry things along, a customer called out, “How can I help you go faster?” The postal worker yelled back, “Go home!”
Contributed by Michael McRae:
Filling out a credit care application, my friend came up on this question: “What is your source of income?” She wrote, “ATM”.
Contributed by Frank Petro-Roy:
From the start of our marriage, my wife and I had one rule: We would always respect hte other’s privacy in the bathroom. And over the years, we honored that commitment. That is, until recently. I was sitting on the toilet when my wife barged in, shouting, “Honey, close your eyes. I have to get a towel.”
Contributed by Jim Boehm:
While interviewing a candidate for a receptionist position, I asked one of my standard questions: “What do you see in yourself that you’d like to improve?” Her response: “my breasts.”
Contributed by Michelle Choate:
Our new hire did not have a great start. On his very first day, he was two and a half hours late. Luckily for him, he called in to explain. “I know this sounds bad,” he began, “but I didn’t realize today was Monday.”
The skills section of your resume is where you can impress hiring managers with your qualifications. Or not, as these real examples show:
I offer mediocrity at its best.
I’ve got a PhD in human feelings.
Grate communication skills.
Familiar with all faucets of accounting.
Extensive background in public accounting. I can also stand on my head.
Ability to meet deadlines while maintaining composer.
Diplomacy: the art of letting someone else have your way.
Peace: In international affairs, a period of cheating between two periods of fighting
And on a serious note:
From Abigail Adams: To be good, and to do good, is the whole duty of man comprised in a few words.
(I hope we can forgive her statement from the late 1700’s and imply that she meant humankind and not just men.)