Please Shred

(originally posted Jan. 14 2011)

Boss: What is this stack of papers still doing here?
Employee: What do you mean?
Boss: This stack of papers. There was a note on them that said ‘Please Shred’
Employee: Oh right, I did.
Boss: But the stack of papers is still here.
Employee: Right…
Boss: Intact.
Employee: Yes.
Boss: The note said ‘Please Shred’!
Employee: I did.
Boss: Clearly you didn’t.
Employee: Of course I did, do you see that note anywhere?
Boss: No, just the stack of papers.
Employee: Exactly. I shredded the note as it asked.
Boss: Shred the stack of papers!
Employee: That’s not what the note said!

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