Like a vegetarian working at a butcher shop …


Every once in a while there’s an article or cartoon in the paper that has special appeal to readers; here’s one from The New York Times “Metropolitan Diary” column of July 6, 2009.  Submitted by John Wasley:

Dear Diary,

Recently, I was at the Brooklyn Public Library returning books.  Suddenly, the young woman checking in the borrowed texts let out a piercingly loud sneeze.  Her colleagues and I turned, startled by the shrill sound of it.  Finally I said, “Bless you.”

And the library worker replied, “I think I am allergic to these dusty old things, and that’s why I never read books, ever!”

Seems like the career counselor steered her in the wrong direction!  Can you think of other employment mismatches?

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