Dear Webby: Quick Shutdown 

Good Morning,   !
Tuesday,  Aug 14, 2007

A leader is a dealer in hope.
--- Napoleon Bonaparte


An American businessman goes to Japan on a business
trip. He hates Japanese food, so he asks the concierge at
his hotel if there's any place to get any other type of food.

The concierge tells him he's in luck, there's a pizza place
that delivers nearby. Back in his room, the businessman
orders a pizza.

Thirty minutes later, the delivery boy shows up at the door.
The businessman takes the pizza, and starts sneezing
"What the hell did you put on this pizza?" he asks.
The deliveryman bows deeply.
"Just what you orda, sir: 'pepper only.'"


In a small town in the Northeast, there is a rather sizable
factory that hires only married men. Concerned that the
factory might be practicing discrimination, a local woman
calls on the manager and asks him, "Why is it you limit your
employees to married men? Is it because you think women
are weak? Dumb? Cantankerous? What?"

"Not at all, ma'am," the manager replies. "It is because our
employees are used to obeying orders, are accustomed to
being shoved around, know how to keep their mouths shut
and don't pout when I yell at them."


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An aged farmer and his wife are leaning against the edge of
their pigpen when the old woman wistfully recalls that the
next week will mark their golden wedding anniversary.
"Let's have a party, Homer," she suggests.
"We can kill a pig."

The farmer scratches his grizzled head.
"Gee," he says, "I don't see why the pig should take the
blame for something that happened 50 years ago."


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