Archive for 2006

A Re­cent Grad­u­ate of Turnip Truck Uni­ver­si­ty

Em­ploy­ee: I’d like to work the booth. I could be good at that. I’d like to trav­el, and go to trade shows.
Man­ag­er: You’d have to ed­u­cate your­self so you can speak to clients about what we do here. You’d al­so have to work some week­ends.
Em­ploy­ee: Do I get paid?
Man­ag­er: You get trav­el for free — meals, ho­tel, air­fare.
Em­ploy­ee: Wow.
Man­ag­er: And of course your reg­u­lar pay­check.
Em­ploy­ee: Is this scheme wide­ly known in the com­pa­ny??

Rochelle Park
New Jer­sey

What Hap­pens When You Use Google Chi­na

Of­fice man­ag­er: Civ­il War Bat­tle­field Pro­tec­tion, how can I help you?
Woman on phone: Yes, I’m try­ing to find in­for­ma­tion on the Civ­il War and I just can’t.
Of­fice man­ag­er: Well, have you tried the in­ter­net?
Woman: Yes, I typed “Civ­il War” in­to Google and NOTH­ING comes up on the Civ­il War.
Of­fice man­ag­er: …Re­al­ly?
Woman: Yes… so can you tell me who was in the Civ­il War?
Of­fice man­ag­er: That would be the north­ern states and the south­ern states.
Woman: Not the British?
Of­fice man­ag­er: Um, that was the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War.

13th Street & H Street
Wash­ing­ton, DC

Over­heard by: As­ton­ished