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Forgetfulness

While on a car trip, an elderly couple stopped at a road- side restaurant for lunch. After finishing their meal, the woman left her glasses on the table, but she didn't miss them until the car was back on the highway. By then, they had to travel quite a distance before they could find a place to turn around. The old man fussed and complained all the way back to the restaurant, criticizing his wife for being careless and chiding her for her forgetfulness. When they finally arrived at the restaurant, as the woman was getting out of the car to retrieve her glasses, her husband groused, "While you're in there, you might as well get my hat, too."

Baby daughter

A woman, her husband, and their three rambunctious young sons were in their car waiting at a traffic.  The woman glanced over at the car next them, noticing a blissfully happy mother with her baby daughter.

Looking at her husband she said, "As soon as I lose my weight from the last baby, I want to try for a daughter."

The husband reached up to the dash, grabbed an open box of snacks, and said, "Here, have a cookie."

Learning Curve

This insurance company's contract with a government agency had just expired, and a technician fielded the call from an agency bureaucrat reminding him that he needed to destroy the agency-provided software.

"I agreed that we would delete the software from the mainframe computer," said the tech.

The reply? "That's not good enough -- the software must be destroyed."

"How do you destroy software?" the tech asked. But the agency guy couldn't give specifics. "He just kept insisting that deleting the software was not enough -- we must destroy the software!"

The tech finally suggested that he copy the software onto a tape cartridge, have a steamroller roll over it, and send the flattened tape cartridge to the agency.

The steamroller was on site because a company was repaving the parking lot. The tech suggested the idea because of frustration with the construction in the parking lot -- and frustration with the government employee who did not seem to have a clue about the nature of software.

He put the flattened cartridge, at least all the pieces worth picking up, and the crushed tape into a padded envelope and mailed it to the government agency, to the bureaucrat's attention.

The tech received a sincere thank you from the agency.