The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

January 14, 2014

Help Wanted


For The Daily Item

— A sign was hung in an office window. It read:

      Help wanted.

      Must type 70 words a minute.

      Must be computer literate.

      Must be bilingual.

      An equal opportunity employer.

             A dog was ambling down the street and saw the sign. He looked at it for a moment, pulled it down with his mouth, and walked into the manager's office, making it clear he wished to apply for the job.

             The office manager laughed and said, "I can't hire a dog for this job."

             The dog pointed to the line: "An equal opportunity employer."

             So the manager said, "OK, take this letter and type it." The dog went off to the word processor and returned a minute later with the finished letter, perfectly formatted.

             The manager said, "Alright, here's a problem. Write a computer program for it and run it."

             Fifteen minutes later, the dog came back with the correct answer.

             The manager still wasn't convinced. "I still can't hire you for this position. You've got to be bilingual."

             The dog looked up at the manager and said, "Meow."