A woman desperately looking for work goes to the Tickle Me
Elmo Factory. The Personnel Manager goes over her resume
and explains to her that he regrets that he has no jobs worthy
of her skills. The woman answers that she really needs work
and will take almost anything.
The Personnel Manager hems and haws and finally says he
does have a low skill job on the “Tickle Me Elmo” assembly
line. The woman happily accepts. He takes her down to the
line and explains her duties and that she should be in at 8:00
AM the next day.
The next day at 8:45 there’s a knock at the Personnel
Manager’s door. The “Tickle Me Elmo” Assembly Line
manager comes in and starts ranting about the woman just
hired. After listening to his screaming for 15 minutes about
how badly backed up the assembly line is, the Personnel
Manager suggested he show him the problem.
Together they head down to the line and sure enough Elmos
are backed up from here to Kingdom Come. Right at the end
of the line is the woman he had hired. She has a roll of the
material used for the Elmos and has a big bag of marbles.
They both watch as she cuts a little piece of fabric and takes 2
marbles and starts sewing them between Elmo’s legs.
The Personnel Manager starts laughing hysterically and finally
after several minutes of rolling laughter he pulls himself
together and walks over to the new employee and says “I’m
sorry I guess you misunderstood me yesterday. What I wanted
you to do was give Elmo two test tickles.”