Paddy and Mick
Paddy and Mick were both laid off, so they went to the unemployment office.
When asked his occupation, Paddy answered, "Knicker Stitcher. I sew da
elastic onto ladies' knickers and thongs."
The clerk looked up Knicker Stitcher on his computer and, finding it classified
as unskilled labor, he gave him 80 dollars a week unemployment pay.
Mick was next in and when asked his occupation replied, "Diesel Fitter".
Since a diesel fitter was a skilled job, the clerk gave Mick 160 dollars
When Paddy 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, "Knicker Stitchers are unskilled labor and Diesel
Fitters are skilled labor."
"What skill?!" yelled Paddy. "I sew da elastic on da knickers and thongs,
then Mick puts 'em over his head and says, 'Yep, diesel fitter.'"