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Friday, May 5

Two envelopes

Ready to retire, a manager of a company begins training his replacement. Just before he leaves for good, he takes the replacement aside and tells him that if he ever got really jammed up, he should look in the centre drawer of his desk, where he would find two envelopes, and to open envelope #1.

Well, time goes by and one day, a big project goes bad and the new manager is in real trouble over it. So he remembers the drawer and the envelopes, and so he gets envelope #1 and opens it. Inside is a sheet of paper with just two words on it: "Blame me!"

A few months later, the new manager again finds himself in hot water, and remembers that there is an envelope #2. So he goes and opens that one and finds another note. This one reads, "Get two envelopes ..."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uh, I think I've seen this one before. Apparently, Nikita Khrushchev, retiring as head of the Soviet Union, told his successor about two envelopes he was leaving behind.

9:42 PM  
Blogger Tenebris said...

Part of the joy of these kinds of jokes is that they can so easily be adapted to different specifics, because the context is so very universal :)

2:38 PM  

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