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Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2002 13:59:06 -0500
From: Ergo Naomi
Subject: BLAGUES-L: Equal Opportunity Employer

Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 22:36:31 -0700
From: E.W. Smith

Hi, Jocelyn:

This one is from my No. 1 daughter Heather, also of Grande Prairie. 

Earle - Grande Prairie AB

A local business was looking for a secretary.  They put a sign in the
window: "HELP WANTED. Must be able to type, must be good with a
computer, and must be bilingual.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer."

A short time afterwards, a dog trotted up to the window, saw the sign,
and went inside.  He stared at the receptionist, wagged his tail, then
walked over to the sign, looked at it and whined.  Getting the idea, the
receptionist buzzed the office manager.  The office manager looked at
the dog and was surprised, to say the least.  However, the dog seemed
determined, so she lead him into the office.  Inside, the dog jumped up
on a chair and stared at her.  She said, "I can't hire you. The sign
says you have to be able to type."

The dog jumped down, went to the typewriter, and proceeded to type out a
perfect letter.  He took out the page, trotted back over to the manager,
gave it to her, then jumped back up on the chair.  The manager was
stunned, but told the dog, "The sign says you have to be good with a

The dog jumped down again, and went to the computer.  He proceeded to
demonstrate his expertise with various programs, producing a sample
spreadsheet and database.  When he presented them to the manager, she
was totally dumbfounded.  She looked at him and said, "I realize that
you are very intelligent and have some interesting abilities. However, I
still* can't give you the job - you're just a dog."

The dog jumped down, went over to a copy of the sign, and put his paw on
the part about being an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The manager said,
"Yes, but the sign also says that you must be bilingual."

The dog looked her straight in the eye and said, "Meow."

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