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Ukraine man crashes car as 50 pagers ring at once
January 14, 1999
KIEV, Ukraine (Reuters) -- A Ukraine businessman who bought a pager for
each member of his staff as a New Year gift was so alarmed when all 50 of
them went off at the same time that he drove his car into a lamp post, a
newspaper said on Thursday.
The unnamed businessman was returning from the pager shop when the accident
happened, the Fakty daily reported.
"With no more than 100 meters to go to the office, the 50 pagers on the
back seat suddenly burst out screeching. The businessman's fright was such
that he simply let go of the steering wheel and the the car ploughed into a
After he had assessed the damage to the car, the businessman turned his
attention to the message on the 50 pagers. It read: "Congratulations on a
An economist is back in his old college town many years after
graduation and decides to drop in on one of his old professors.
He happens to see a copy of an exam sitting on the desk so he
picks it up to look at it. Upon deciding that it looks familiar he
comments to the professor that it is the same exam that he had
taken 10 years ago. The professor assures him that this is
correct but adds that this time the answers are different.
A lady walks in a computer store one day with a box of 5 1/2 inch disks,
says "I bought these disks and they seem to be defective."
"So", says the salesman, "what type of computer do you have?"
"An Apple," says she.
So fine, he says, and takes her over to a IIe...
"Oh, not this one," she said, "I own one of those!" And points to a Mac.
(at this point the salesman, as you do, saw where this was going, and
refused to believe it.)
"Well," says the salesman "these are 5 1/2 inch disks, they won't won't
fit in one of those..."
"Oh, I made them fit." Says the woman.
Needless to say, she had taken a pair of scissors...
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