Friday, September 15, 2006

Chuck Buzzcut and Sally Simpleton

Cookieholics of a certain age will look at this picture and instantly think, “One ringy dingy, two ringy dingy. Have I reached the party to whom I am speaking?”

What did Tina E./Ernestine have to say?

“I have just lost my second good job within six months—this one with a newspaper. I loved the work and I had just met Joe—the most wonderful fellow I’ve ever known—so I am doubly crushed. I am a conscientious worker, although a couple of Monday mornings following late nights with Joe I did slip in late, and perhaps we rehashed our dates occasionally on company time. Once it was our luck to go up in the elevator with the boss after one of our long lunches. Still, my work was always caught up. Can you tell me what was wrong with this behavior so that this doesn’t happen again?”

Uranium isn’t that dense. And if she’s really stupid enough to ask those questions, she’s no doubt wondering why she can’t hear Bill Haley and Frankie Avalon on that funny radio she’s holding.


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