News, but not the serious kind
We do have some job openings, Lamar
Mr. Johnson, it’s me. They told me I had to show up in person at the employment office to prove I’m willing to take work. So here I am, what do you have for me?
Ah. Let’s see here, Lamar, we have several slots for workers who can put large stones into bags, lug them out into a raging river and hurl them to reinforce some dikes in a flood.
And then what?
Then I guess they go back and get some more large stones and do it again. Over and over.
Are you jerking my chain, Mr. Johnson? You know, I do have a degree in Creative Writing, from a good school.
Oh, I didn’t realize that. Well, we also have an immediate opening for somebody to do public relations for a Mr. Mel Gibson.
Is that right? Hmmmm. So how heavy would you say those big bags of stones are, Mr. Johnson? Would I have to work weekends?
Paramilitary policemen throw stones to reinforce the dike of Meixi Reservoir after floods triggered by recent torrential rains hit Duchang, Jiangxi province, China, July 14, 2010. REUTERS/China Daily