Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Today I am grateful for...

... one of my favourite puns ever, which my mom just forwarded to me again. Enjoy - and make sure you aren't trying to drink something while you read.

There is a factory in Kansas that makes the Tickle Me Elmo toys. The toy laughs when you tickle it under the arms. With demand higher for the holidays, the factory needs to bring on some new hires. Lena, a gorgeous, leggy blonde, is excited to be hired at the Tickle Me Elmo factory, and she reports for her first day promptly at 8:00 AM. The next day at 8:45 AM there is a knock at the Personnel Manager's door. The Foreman throws open the door and begins to rant about the new employee. He complains that she is incredibly slow and the whole line is backing up, putting the entire production line behind schedule. The Personnel Manager decides he should see this for himself, so the 2 men march down to the factory floor. When they get there the line is so backed up that there are Tickle Me Elmos all over the factory floor and they're really beginning to pile up. At the end of the line stands Lena is surrounded by mountains of Tickle Me Elmos. She has a roll of plush red fabric and a huge bag of small marbles. The men watch in amazement as she cuts a little piece of fabric, wraps it around two marbles and begins to carefully sew the little package between Elmo's legs. The Personnel Manager bursts into laughter. After several minutes of hysterics he pulls himself together and approaches Lena. "I'm sorry," he says to her, barely able to keep a straight face, "but I think you misunderstood the instructions I gave you yesterday..... Your job is to give Elmo two test tickles."