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National Humor Month Funny Short Joke Number Four

Updated on June 19, 2013

National Humor Month Funny Short Joke Number Four

I don’t want you to think that my jokes will only make fun of senior citizens, older lovers, and guys on vacation - like funny jokes Number One, Two and Three. Oh, no! This is an equal opportunity series and no one is exempt. Everyone will get the opportunity to be ridiculed and reviled. That’s only fair. The next subject is a beautiful young woman whose ‘porch light is not lit.’

Funny Joke Number Four

A lovely young lady whose principal attribute is her beauty goes to an interview for an entry- level office position. The interviewer, who knows very little about the illegal personal questions one should not ask, begins like this:

“It is a pleasure to meet you, Miss. Would you tell me your age, please?"

After counting carefully on her fingers for about a minute, the young woman replies, “Uh, I’m twenty-one.”

The interviewer is surprised by her hesitation but continues with his questioning. “This position requires, among other things, that the applicant is able to reach the highest file cabinets. Would you please tell me how tall you are?”

“I’m not certain. Do you have a measuring tape by any chance?” she asks.

“Yes, I have this small advertising specialty measuring tape I keep in my desk drawer. Will that do?”

“Perfect. Thank you.” She takes off her shoes, places one end of the tape under one foot and extends the other end to reach the top of her head. “I am five foot three.”

At this point, the interview has been less than productive so the interviewer decides to ask her a simple question - one that she will not have to count or measure in order to answer. “Just to confirm the accuracy of our records, would you please tell me your name?”

For about twenty seconds, the young woman sits quietly mumbling something under her breath to herself. At the same time she is bobbing her head as if listening to music. She then replies, “Penelope. My name is Penelope.”

Completely perplexed by her behavior, the interviewer asks, "Could you tell me, what were you doing when I asked you your name?"

"No problem," she replies. “I was just remembering the words to that song: 'Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear . . . “

Funny Quote

“She was what we used to call a suicide blond - dyed by her own hand.” – Saul Bellow

Disclaimer: The name, Penelope, does not pertain, apply to nor represent any sentient human being, living or deceased or in a cryogenic state. Promise.

© Copyright BJ Rakow, Ph.D. 2012. All rights reserved. Author, "Much of What You Know about Job Search Just Ain't So."

'If I Only Had a Brain' from The Wizard of Oz


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