Boudreaux and Thibodeaux worked together and
both were laid off, so they went to the unemployment office.
When asked his occupation, Boudreaux answered,
"Panty Stitcher". I sew da elastic onto ladies' cotton panties."
The clerk looked up" Panty
Stitcher." Finding it classified as unskilled labor, she gave him $300 a week
Thibodeaux was asked his occupation.
"Diesel Fitter," he replied. Since diesel fitter was a skilled job, the clerk
gave Thibodeaux $600 a week unemployment pay.
When Boudreaux found out he was furious. He
stormed back into the office to find out why his friend and co-worker was collecting
double his pay.
The clerk explained, "Panty
stitchers" are unskilled and "Diesel Fitters" are skilled labor.
"What skill?" yelled Boudreaux.
"I sew the elastic on da panties, Thibodeaux puts dem over his head and says:
"Yeah, Diesel Fitter."