OT: Seasonal humor

Godfrey DiGiorgi godders at me.com
Fri Mar 30 16:20:25 EDT 2018


It's all Greek to me. 

G
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No more bewildered than usual. 

> On Mar 30, 2018, at 1:07 PM, Larry Colen <lrc at red4est.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> I got this from a friend on facebook...
> 
> If I only shared the Russian version below, the joke would only be accessible to a small fraction of my friends; with my loose translation, hopefully it’s accessible to a fraction more :) have a good chuckle, and a good day!
> ***
> Bill Gates announced a contest for a vacant spot of CEO at “Microsoft-Europe”. 5000 people showed up for the interview in a huge hall. Among the attendees, there was Moris Cohen, a Sephardic Jew from Paris.
> 
> Bill Gates warmly thanked the attendees, then asked everyone who didn’t know Java to leave the room. 2000 people got up and left. Moris Cohen thought, “I don’t know Java, but what would I lose if I stayed?”
> 
> Then Bill Gates asked that everyone who didn’t have experience managing groups of more than 100 people to leave the room. 2000 more people left the room. Moris Cohen thought, “I don’t have that experience, but what would I lose if I stayed?”
> 
> Then Bill Gates asked everyone who didn’t graduate their university cum laude, to leave the room. 500 people left the room. Moris Cohen thought, “I dropped out of school when I was 15, but what would I lose if I stayed?”
> 
> Then Bill Gates asked everyone who wasn’t fluent in Serbian and Croatian to leave the room. 498 more people left. Moris Cohen thought, “I don’t know these languages, but what would I lose if I stayed?”
> 
> After that, only him and one other attendee were left in the room. Bill Gates approaches them and said, “I see, only you two are fluent in Serbian and Croatian. I’d like to hear you communicate in them.”
> 
> Without flinching an eye, Moris Cohen turned to the other candidate and said, “Ma nishtanah halailah hazeh mikol haleilot?”
> 
> To which, without hesitation, the other candidate replied, “Sheb’khol haleilot anu okhlin hametz umatzah; halailah hazeh, kuloh matzah.”
> 
> Hag Sameah to all who celebrate!
> -- 
> Larry Colen  lrc at red4est.com (postbox on min4est) http://red4est.com/lrc
> 
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