A local business was looking for office help. They put an ad in the local paper that says “Help wanted. Must be able to type. Must be good with a computer. Must be bilingual. We are an equal opportunity employer.”
They felt that they had struck the right balance between being clear about the skills needed and vague about the job, because they were an escort agency and when they had put ads for staff before saying that they would be working with women who escort Las Palmas clients for sex, they either got no responses at all, or perverts who just wanted to talk to people in the sex industry, or alcoholic former pole dancers. Not what a professional firm like them wanted at all.
A short time after the ad runs in the paper, a dog trots in to the office with a copy of the paper in its mouth. He looked at the receptionist and wagged his tail, then drops the paper down and points at the advert hit his paw. He kept padding at the and and whined. Getting the idea, the receptionist went to get the office manager. They were surprised to say the least. However, the dog looked determined so the office manager led the dog into her office. Inside the dog jumped onto a chair ansd stared at the manager.
The manager said “I cant hire you. The ad says that you have to be able to type.” The dog trots over to the computer in the corner and proceeds to type a perfect and accurate letter at around fifty words a minute. It prints the page and carries it to the office manager. It gave it to her and jumped back onto the chair.
The manager was stunned but says to the dog “The ad says that you have to be good with computers.” The dog proceeded to strip the computer down to its compnents, clean it and rebuild it. It then wrote a perfectly functioning web site in about ten minutes. By this time the manager was dumfounded.
She looked at the dog and said “Look I realise that you are a very intelligent dog and you have some amazing and interesting abilities. But I still can not give you the job.”
The dog jumps down, carries the paper over to the managers desk, drops it down and points with its paw to the part of the ad that says the company is an equal opportunity employer. The manager says
“Yes, that is true. But the ad also says that you have to be bilingual.”
The dog looked at the manager calmly for a second and said “Meow”.