Four men were bragging about how smart their cats
are. The first man was an Engineer, the second man was an Accountant, the third man was a
Chemist, the fourth was a Government Worker.
To show off, the Engineer called to his cat, "T-square, do your stuff." T-square
pranced over to a desk, took out some paper and a pen and promptly drew a circle, a
square, and a triangle. Everyone agreed that was pretty
But the Accountant said his cat could do better. He called his cat and said,
"Spreadsheet, do your stuff." Spreadsheet went out into the kitchen and returned
with a dozen cookies. He divided them into 4 equal piles of 3 cookies each. Everyone
agreed that was good.
But the Chemist said his cat could do better. He called his cat and said, "Measure,
do your stuff." Measure got up, walked over to the fridge, took out a quart of milk,
got a 10 ounce glass from the cupboard and poured exactly 8 ounces without spilling a
drop. Everyone agreed that was good.
Then the three men turned to the Government Worker and said, "What can your cat
do?". The Government Worker called to his cat and said, "Coffee Break, do your
stuff." Coffee Break jumped to his feet, ate the cookies, drank the milk, crapped on
the paper, screwed the other three cats, claimed he injured his back while doing so, filed
a grievance report for unsafe working conditions, put in for Workers Compensation and went
home for the rest of the day on sick leave.