Elbie at Trig dot Net

Mon, 26 Mar 2001

Once upon a time, there was a little boy who worked in a meat packing plant. He enjoyed his work very much, and every once in while, he would get to take some unused cuts of meat home with him. This suited him reasonably well, until one day, he got tired of cleaning the blood stains out of his work clothes.

The little boy briefly toyed with the idea of going business casual, as so many of his coworkers had, but he didn't feel right going to work not wearing a suit and tie. In the end, he decided that he had best just quit, and he regretfully handed in his registration.

As he was packing up his things, one of the plant's Human Resources people dropped by to ask him to return the company spleen they had given him when he first got hired. They also presented him with a quite exquisite bathtub full of ice, to thank him for his years of faithful service to the corporation.

As he eased into his cool icy bath, he realized that he needed a spleen to live! He had long since packed his own spleen, and sent it off to the nearby deli, as he had the top of the line company spleen they had provided for him. Now that the company spleen was gone, he wasn't quite sure what he would do. Thinking quickly, he constructed a makeshift spleen from a sponge, ice, rubbing alcohol and a toothbrush.

It didn't work.

The End

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