I just found this Joke in funny stuff posted by baccyman,
i thought this would appeal to those in the drawing room.
The reason why jokes are funny is because they are so embarresingly close to the truth, and painfully so.
I once saw a documentary about "why people laugh", it came down to that people only laugh when it embarres's someone else.(works best in groups)
sad but true, hence we have all the racist, stigmatic humor-aka blone, handicapped,fart,lawyers,politiciansetc etc.
a joke permits us to insult?
On a visit to asia, i noticed if you fall in public, make a mistake etc the people watching will laugh outloud
this is not the same way in europe.
but i found asias method more "relaxing", but weird (since im not used to it)(but atleast its more honest)?
Here is the above mentioned "joke"
How Government Works
Once upon a time the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of a desert. Congress said, "someone may steal from it at night." So they created a night watchman position and hired a person for the job.
Then Congress said, "How does the watchman do his job without instruction?" So they created a planning department and hired two people, one person to write the instructions, and one person to do time studies.
Then Congress said, "How will we know the night watchman is doing the tasks correctly?" So they created a Quality Control department and hired two people. One to do the studies and one to write the reports.
Then Congress said, "How are these people going to get paid?" So they created the following positions, a time keeper, and a payroll officer, then hired two people.
Then Congress said, "Who will be accountable for all of these people?" So they created an administrative section and hired three people, an Administrative Officer, Assistant Administrative Officer, and a Legal Secretary.
Then Congress said, "We have had this command in operation for one year and we are $18,000 over budget, we must cutback overall cost."
So they laid off
the night watchman.