Laughter is the best medicine

While we’re all worrying about firing, here’s some hiring humour…

Two women were comparing notes on the difficulties of running a small business."I started a new practice last year," the first one said. "And I insisted that each of my employees take at least a week off every three months."

"Why in the world would you do that?" the other asked.

She responded, "It’s the best way to learn which ones I can do without."


An executive was interviewing a potential employee for a position in his company last week. He wanted to find out something about the candidate’s personality so he asked, "If you could have a conversation with someone, living or dead, who would it be?"

The interviewee quickly responded, "The living one."


An applicant was filling out a job application. When he came to the question, "Have you ever been arrested?" he wrote, "No."

The next question, intended for people who had answered in the affirmative to the previous question, was "Why?"

The applicant answered it anyway: "Never got caught."


Have patience with your apprentice…

An ageing blacksmith realized he needed to retire. He picked out a strong young man from the village to become his apprentice. The old fellow was crabby and exacting: "Don’t ask me a lot of questions," he told the boy. "Just do exactly what I tell you to do." The next day day the old blacksmith took an iron out of the forge and laid it on the anvil. "Get the hammer over there," he said. "When I nod my head, hit it real good and hard."

Now the village is looking for a new blacksmith.

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