A sign was placed in an office
be a speed typist and have computer skills. Successful
applicant must be bilingual. We are an Equal
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 expectantly.
The manager said, "I
can't hire you. The sign says you must be able to
The 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.
The 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 you."
dog jumped down and went to the sign in the window and
pointed his paw at the words, "Equal Opportunity
The exasperated manager said, "Yes, I know
what the darn sign says. But the sign also says you have to
The dog looked him straight in the eye
and said, "Meow."
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