A man learned shortly before quitting time that he had to attend a meeting. He tried unsuccessfully to locate his car-pool members to let them know that he would not be leaving with them. Hastily he scribbled a message to one of the fellows and left it on his desk.
"I have a last-minute meeting. Leave without me. Dave."
At 7:00 pm, the man stopped at his desk and found this note: "Meet us at the bar and grill across the street. You drove!
My job is in the aerospace industry, and it's always been a challenge to explain what kind of work I do.
At one gathering, I tried several unsuccessful attempted explanations before deciding to be as generic as possible. When the subject came up while I was talking with a group of guys, I replied simply, "Defense contractor."
The men nodded, and as the conversation went on, I silently declared victory to myself. Then, one of them turned to me and asked, "So, what do you put up mainly? Chain-link?"
Barnes: “Dang it Noble. You said that Bezos guy was a fool for selling clothes, appliances, and all that other stuff along with books!”
Noble: “It’s not too late. We can start small. We’ll call ourselves, 'Mississippi'!!!”
There was a sign on the wall for the economic use of the company's copy machine, "Copy & Print in Black & White only, please!"
Someone crossed off the word "black" later on.