Five men were bragging about how smart their dogs were. One was an engineer, the second
man was an accountant, the third man was a chemist,the fourth was a computer tech, and the
fifth was a government worker.
To show off, the engineer called to his dog. T-square, do your
stuff." T-square trotted over to a desk, took out some paper and a pen and
promptly drew a circle, a square, and a triangle. Everyone agreed that was pretty
But the accountant said his dog could do better. He called to his dog and
commanded "Spreadsheet, do your stuff." Spreadsheet went out into the kitchen
and returned with a dozen cookies. He divided them into 4 equal piles of 3 cookies each.
Everyone agreed that was good.
But the chemist said his dog could do better. He called to his dog and said,
"Measure, do your stuff." Measure got up, walked over to the fridge, took out a
quart of milk, got a 10 ounce glass from the cupboard and poured exactly 8 ounces without
spilling a drop. Everyone agreed that was more than a little impressive.
The computer tech knew he could top them all. "Hard Drive, have at it."Hard
Drive crossed the room and booted the computer, checked for viruses, upgraded the
operating system, sent an email, and installed a cool new game. Everyone knew that was a
tough act to follow.
Then the four men turned to the government worker and said, "What can your dog
do?" The government worker called to his dog and said, "Coffee Break, do your
stuff, Boy." Coffee Break jumped to his feet, ate the cookies, drank the milk, erased
all the files on the computer, sexually assaulted the other four dogs, claimed he injured
his back while doing so, filed a grievance report for unsafe working conditions, put in
for workers compensation and went home for a six-month sick leave.