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Cannibals and the Secretary

Monday, February 26, 2007

Recently, a large corporation hired several cannibals to increase
their diversity. "You are all part of our team now," said the Human
Resources rep during the welcoming briefing. "You get all the usual
benefits and you can go to the cafeteria for something to eat, but
please don't eat any employees." The cannibals promised they would

Four weeks later their boss remarked, "You're all working very hard and
I'm satisfied with your work. We have noticed a marked increase in the
whole company's performance. However, one of our secretaries has
disappeared. Do any of you know what happened to her?" The cannibals
all shook their heads, "No."

After the boss had left, the leader of the cannibals said to the
others, "Which one of you idiots ate the secretary?" A hand rose
hesitantly. "You fool!" the leader continued. "For four weeks we've
been eating managers and no one noticed anything. But NOOOooo, you had
to go and eat someone who actually does something!"