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Question Number Eight

With spring approaching quickly and milk is upon the rise, our factory employs seasonal workers to resize, the employee pool to accommodate the milk intake, which means twenty-four by seven with such a lot at stake. The milk dryer needed packers and more cleaners on the floor. There’s a need for extra lab staff, truck drivers, and some more, ‘til with most positions filled, except one so it did seem. The warehouse needs another forklift driver for the team. Mick our production manager had from two nominees to pick. But must consider who was better; which one will do the trick, so in my control room we met to show me their régimes, and both of them were similar so had to find another way. Bjorn was Norwegian who is back packing for a year, while Murphy is an Irishman who has settled very near. And to try and solve the puzzle on who we think may be best, we came to a conclusion they should take a written test. So Mick prepared for both a twenty question simple quiz, hoping this would prove that one, is a better fork lift whiz. Mick sat them inside his office where he could watch the pair, as they gave answers to this company’s questionnaire. It’s never pretty telling folks they miss out on being hired. They can get very angry once they know they’re not required. I was ushered to the office once a decision’s made. The losing candidate was Murphy and he was quite dismayed. Mick explained to Muphy that from twenty questions asked. “Bjorn and you got nineteen right with the answers you both caste”. “Why did I lose?” Murphy whined. “It’s a case of being biased, seeing we got nineteen right; one more would be the highest”. “That’s your problem Murphy. The question you got wrong was eight, and after reading both your answers, here’s what sealed your fate”. Mick gave an explanation looking Murphy in the eye, “Bjorn’s answer was ‘I don’t know’ - and you wrote ‘neither do I”.

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Date: 4/2/2021 1:02:00 PM
I really like this one Lindsay, real fun, copy cats sooner or later seal their fate. Lol. I have only come back to poetry soup this week, Elias had a major op - was in ICU for 5 days, I wasn't allowed to visit and nor was anyone else. It was difficult for both of us, Elias going through the trauma and pain and me emotionally as I could not go and see him but we did what's app video calls. He is very well now and in fact drove to our local supermarket on his 2nd day home. Blessings, hugs, Jenn.
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 4/10/2021 9:34:00 PM
Hello Jennifer ... this covid has put the world under pressure but it's good to know Elias is doing really well. I'm pleased you enjoyed this poem Jennifer - Lindsay
Date: 3/29/2021 11:10:00 AM
Nice one Lindsay, really impressed by your pen and the fun that it brings out. Blessings,Gordon
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Date: 3/29/2021 10:32:00 PM
Hello Gordon ... thank you for commenting Gordon. I do like to have readers enjoy poetry with wit - Lindsay
Date: 3/28/2021 7:25:00 PM
This made me laugh out loud. Absolutely love this. You never fail to make me smile. God Bless, JB
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Date: 3/29/2021 10:29:00 PM
Hello Judy ... thank you for your fine comment Judy. I think our world would be a much better place if we could all escape and have a good laugh - Lindsay
Date: 3/28/2021 5:00:00 PM
Very impressively well written. This is quite a work!
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Date: 3/29/2021 10:24:00 PM
Hello Robert ... thanks for commenting Robert and your words have me feeling somewhat humble - Lindsay
Date: 3/26/2021 11:10:00 AM
If only he had copied off of someone who had known the answer *lol*
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Date: 3/29/2021 10:21:00 PM
Hello Richard ... thanks for your comment Richard. If only he knew the answers he might have got the job fair and square - Lindsay
Date: 3/21/2021 2:12:00 PM
Sooo funny, Lindsay! Nineteen out of 20 seems pretty good. Hugs, Carolyn
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 3/29/2021 10:18:00 PM
Hello Carolyn ... thank you for commenting Carolyn. Nineteen out of twenty is very but how did he achieve that - Lindsay
Date: 3/21/2021 10:31:00 AM
Ha ha ha so that number 8 was the downfall. Love the witty humor Lindsay. Always enjoy your writing. love phyl
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Date: 3/29/2021 10:15:00 PM
Hello Phyllis ... thanks for your comment Phyllis. I'm pleased this little bit of wit - Lindsay
Date: 3/18/2021 8:31:00 PM
Lindsay, Something amiss in that answer to number eight. Witticisms from a giant. -Richard
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Date: 3/29/2021 10:03:00 PM
Hi there Richard ... thanks for your comment Richard. Certainly is amiss. Neither one could answer number eight but one was honest - Lindsay
Date: 3/18/2021 3:36:00 PM
hahaha. As usual, stellar humor!
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Date: 3/29/2021 9:59:00 PM
Hello Andrea ... thanks again for commenting Andrea. Pleased you enjoyed it - Lindsay
Date: 3/18/2021 1:18:00 PM
absolutely hilarious lol:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 3/29/2021 9:57:00 PM
Hello Jan ... thanks for commenting Jan and I'm pleased you enjoyed this one - Lindsay
Date: 3/18/2021 11:40:00 AM
Another last line classic! Thanks for the laugh! Aloha! Rico
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Date: 3/29/2021 9:55:00 PM
Hello Rico ... thanks for reading and leaving a comment Rico . I'm not if it's in the classic status but it is in the missed out file - Lindsay
Date: 3/18/2021 7:17:00 AM
well at least he didn't copy the answer word for word...
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Date: 3/29/2021 9:51:00 PM
Hello John ... thanks for commenting John. I guess he did his best but ... oh well - Lindsay
Date: 3/18/2021 5:39:00 AM
LOL - This is a fave. Love it. God bless you my friend. Love, Gina
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Date: 3/29/2021 9:49:00 PM
Hello Regina ... thanks for commenting Regina. Pleased you enjoyed it - Lindsay
Date: 3/18/2021 1:38:00 AM
Lol, caught in the act, Tom
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Date: 3/29/2021 9:47:00 PM
G'day Tom ... thanks for leaving a comment Tom. Up to this point he was in with a chance - Lindsay