A sign was placed in an office
Must be a speed typist and have computer
skills. Successful applicant must be
bilingual. We are an Equal Opportunity
A short time later a golden retriever
dog trotted up to the window, saw the sign and went
inside. He looked at the receptionist, wagged his tail,
then walked over to the sign, looked at it, whined and pawed
The receptionist called the office
manager. He was surprised to see a canine applicant but
as the dog looked determined he was shown into
the manager's office. Inside, the dog jumped up on a
chair and stared at the manager
The manager said, "I can't hire you.
The sign says you must be able to type."
dog went to the typewriter and proceeded to quickly type
a perfect business letter. He took out the page and
trotted over to the manager, gave it to him, then jumped
back up on the chair. The manager was stunned, but
told the dog, "That was fantastic, but I'm sorry. The
sign clearly says that whoever I hire has to be good
with a computer."
The dog went to the computer
and proceeded to demonstrate his expertise with various
programs, produced a sample spreadsheet and database, and
then presented them to the manager.
manager was dumbfounded! He said to the dog, "Look, I realize
that you are a very intelligent applicant and have
fantastic talent, but you're a dog. No way could I hire
The dog jumped down and went to the sign in
the window and pointed his paw at the words, "Equal
The exasperated manager
said, "Yes, I know what the darn sign says. But the sign
also says you have to be bilingual."
looked him straight in the eye and