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A touch of humor

April 2, 2018

A touch of humor is always nice after a busy holiday. The first one is from a Quora post. While I don’t have trouble with the difference between literally and seriously, I simply loved his example. The second one which I titled “The Job Interview” is from Heartwarming and please, just know that I love Italians and have nothing against them. It’s all about the accent helping the joke. I’ve got some Polish in my background, so you know I heard a couplYou might want to put your coffee down so you won’t spray it all over the place after reading these. ~ Connie

What is the difference between taking someone literally vs seriously?
Warren Kramer, works at Playing Guitar
Written Feb 4
What is the difference between taking someone literally vs seriously?
So you’re getting ready to go to work, but you’re running late. You really need something for breakfast and there’s no time for eggs, or even cold cereal. Your spouse, seeing your hurried distress, asks you, “Can I do anything to help?”
You answer, “Yes, can you get me a peanut butter sandwich, and step on it?
If your spouse took you seriously, then you would be handed a PBJ as you rushed out the door.
If your spouse took you literally, the PBJ would be smashed with heel marks on it.

The Job Interview
An Italian man wants a job, but the foreman won’t hire him until he passes a little math test. “Here’s your first question,” the foreman said. “Without using numbers, represent the number 9.”
“Without numbers?” the Italian says, “Data easy.” He draws three trees.
“What’s this?” the boss asks.
“Ave you got no brain? Tree and tree and tree make a nine,” says the Italian
“Fair enough,” says the boss. “Here’s your second question. Use the same rules, but this time the number is 99.”
The Italian stares into space for a while, then picks up the picture that he had just drawn and makes a smudge on each tree. “Ere you go.”
The boss scratches his head and says, “How on earth do you get that to represent 99?”
“Each of da trees isa dirty now. So, it’s dirty tree, and dirty tree, and dirty tree. Dat is 99.”
The boss is getting worried that he’s going to actually have to hire this Italian, so he says, “All right, last question. Same rules again, but represent the number 100.”
The Italian stares into space some more, then he picks up the picture again and makes a little mark at the base of each tree and says, “Ere you go. One hundred.”
The boss looks at the attempt. “You must be nuts if you think that represents a hundred!”
The Italian leans forward and points to the marks at the base of each tree and says, “A little doga came along and crapa by each tree. So now you gota dirty tree and a turd, and dirty tree and a turd, and dirty tree and a turd, data makea one hundred. So, when I’m a gonna start?”

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