Archive for April, 2013

It’s only fair

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Good morning Sir, how can I help?…

Your wages have been halved you say, well let’s take a look at your file. Ahh yes, I see here that the new approved wage rate for your work category has been set at a new level…

Yes, it’s half what it was before…

No, I don’t know how you can feed your family on that amount…

Well you wouldn’t want to go back to the bad old days when footballers (hhhaaaach, spit), sorry, when footballers earned hundreds of times what a nurse earned, now would you? Under the new order, it’s been decided that footballers should earn one hundred pounds a week plus an orange at half time, which is less than what a nurse now earns, which is only fair, no?…

Your wife is a nurse you say, and now she earns one hundred and ten pounds a week…

She gets a free orange every week doesn’t she?…

Well yes, there are two oranges in my lunch box right there, but we government workers do a very important job and it’s only fair that we get extra oran…I mean…recognition…

Yes it is very good work if you can get it…

You want to work here you say? A very good choice Sir. Ahh, well I see here on your file that you were noted as holding um…unorthodox views, so no, you can’t apply for government work.

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