These days, everyone wants a government handout. Ha.

Oh, and have I mentioned how tired I am of commercials that begin with “these days” or “in times like these” or something? Argh. We know that the economy is in the toilet. We don’t need to be reminded of it in every commercial break when some company wants to sell something “discounted” for the recession (or whatever we’re calling it now).

Email Funny

I get a lot of  joke emails that make the rounds. Mostly I delete them, because I’ve learned that most of my family has no sense of humor whats0ever. Or at least, they don’t share my sense of humor (which, I admit, is decidedly odd).  

But I thought this one was funny. Well, it is funny mainly because it was sent to me by a prudish seventy-something matron who wouldn’t dare be caught swearing. So. That made me giggle. Here’s the email:

Dear employees,

Due to the current financial situation caused by the slowdown of economy, Management has decided to implement a scheme to put workers of 40 years of age and above on early retirement. This scheme will be known as RAPE (Retire Aged People Early).

Persons selected to be RAPED can apply to management to be eligible for the SHAFT scheme (Special Help After Forced Termination). Persons who have been RAPED and SHAFTED will be reviewed under the SCREW programme (Scheme Covering Retired Early Workers). A person may be RAPED once, SHAFTED twice and SCREWED as many times as Management deems appropriate.

Persons who have been RAPED can only get AIDS (Additional Income for Dependants & Spouse) or HERPES (Half Earnings for Retired Personnel Early Severance).

Obviously persons who have AIDS or HERPES will not be SHAFTED or SCREWED any further by Management.

Persons who are not RAPED and are staying on will receive as much SHIT (Special High Intensity Training) as possible. Management has always prided itself on the amount of SHIT it gives employees. Should you feel that you do not receive enough SHIT, please bring to the attention of your Supervisor. They have been trained to give you all the SHIT you can handle.


The Management