A young man, fresh out of college, reported for his first day of work at a grocery store.
The manager greeted him with a smile and a handshake, then handed him a broom and said, “Your first job will be to sweep out the stockroom.”
“But I’m a college graduate,” protested the young man.
“Oh, I’m so sorry,” said the manager. “I had no idea. Here, give me the broom, and I’ll show you how it’s done.”
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A college student told his professor that he would have to miss a scheduled exam because of a funeral. The professor expressed his sympathy, and told the student he could take it the following week.
But the next week the student once again missed the exam, due to another funeral. The professor told him he would have to take it the following week.
“I’ll take it next week if no one dies,” said the student.
“How is it that so many people you know have died in such a short time?” asked the professor.
“I don’t know any of these people,” said the student. “But I’m the only gravedigger in town.”
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The dean of admissions at an agricultural college was interviewing a prospective student.
“What made you choose farming as a career?” asked the dean.
“I dream of making a million dollars in farming, just like my father,” replied the student.
“Your father made a million dollars in farming?” said the dean.
“No,” said the student. “But he always dreamed of it.”