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Business Bad Surprise

A young executive was leaving the office late one evening when he found the CEO standing in front of a shredder with a piece of paper in his hand.

“Listen,” said the CEO, “this is a very sensitive and important document here, and my secretary has gone for the night. Can you make this thing work?”

“Certainly,” said the young executive. He turned the machine on, inserted the paper, and pressed the start button.

“Excellent, excellent!” said the CEO as his paper disappeared inside the machine.
“I just need one copy.”

October 6, 2007 - Posted by | Bureaucracy, Communication, Humor, Joke


  1. How can he be a CEO and NOT tell the difference between a shredder and a copier?!

    Comment by Swair | October 6, 2007 | Reply

  2. LoL

    Comment by Blue Dress | October 6, 2007 | Reply

  3. Swair – You’d be surprised. CEO’s have people who do things for them, and some of them are amazingly ignorant of practical things. When George W. Bush’s dad was President, he went to a grocery store on a campaign trip and marvelled at the scanners. His ignorance about the way normal people lived cost him the election.

    Blue – How’ve you been? Haven’t seen you for a while!

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 6, 2007 | Reply

  4. Poor kid – trying to prove yourself to your boss could be a tough thing..

    Comment by chikapappi | October 6, 2007 | Reply

  5. LoL ..

    Comment by MrMMM | October 7, 2007 | Reply

  6. Chikapappi – even tougher when you’ve just shredded his important document!

    Mr. MMMMM – loved your article on Kuwait connectivity.

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 7, 2007 | Reply

  7. Idiot! lol

    Just proves my theory which roughly claims that the higher a person is paid the more stupid and ignorant they are! 😛

    Comment by kinano | October 7, 2007 | Reply

  8. Not sure I agree with you there, Kinan! As I earned more, though, I found the work got more and more interesting, more intellectually challenging and less and less repetitive. I hated the entry level jobs (there were a few).

    But the very senior guys never learn how to use the new technologies; they always have people to do it for them, to fix things.

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 7, 2007 | Reply

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