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#16    Disinterested

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Posted 27 August 2004 - 02:58 AM

hehehe... I always found this one funny:

BOSSES of a publishing firm are trying to work out why no-one noticed that one of their employees had been sitting dead at his desk for FIVE DAYS before anyone asked if he was feeling okay.
George Turklebaum, 51, who had been employed as a proof-reader at a New York firm for 30 years, had a heart attack in the open-plan office he shared with 23 other workers.

He quietly passed away on Monday, but nobody noticed until Saturday morning when an office cleaner asked why he was still working during the weekend.

His boss Elliot Wachiaski said: 'George was always the first guy in each morning and the last to leave at night - so no-one found it unusual that he was in the same position all that time and didn't say anything.

'He was always absorbed in his work and kept much to himself.'

A post mortem examination revealed that he had been dead for five days after suffering a coronary. Ironically, George was proof-reading manuscripts of medical textbooks when he died.


http://www.snopes.com/horrors/gruesome/fivedays.htm


#17    Disinterested

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Posted 27 August 2004 - 02:59 AM

Oh god Mack, that's horrible crying.gif


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Posted 27 August 2004 - 03:02 AM

keep these coming i enjoy reading them unfortunly i dont know any  


#19    mr_halo

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Posted 27 August 2004 - 03:17 AM

here i'll save you some time, go to this site

http://www.snopes.com/

i mean thats where we are all copying from..., just look on the site, they all all there...ok   thumbsup.gif

Edited by mr_halo, 27 August 2004 - 03:18 AM.

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Posted 27 August 2004 - 09:42 AM

Snopes rocks!!

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Posted 27 August 2004 - 03:29 PM

There's a Polsih Urban Legend, but in other style. At Zegrzynski's bay there lives a monster called "Paskuda" ("Ugly"). The monster looks similar to Nessie, but it wasn't ever seen. Ah, Poles and their imagination....


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Posted 30 July 2005 - 05:26 PM

how about this one:  (it's funny)

One of the funniest "most-embarrassing-moment" stories I've come upon in a long time was about a lady who picked up several items at a discount store. When she finally got up to the checker, she learned that one of the items had no price tag. Imagine her embarrassment when the checker got on the intercom and boomed out for all the store to hear, "PRICE CHECK ON LANE THIRTEEN, TAMPAX, SUPERSIZE."

That was bad enough, but somebody at the rear of the store apparently misinterpreted the word "tampax" for "thumbtacks." In a business-like tone, a voice boomed back over the intercom. "DO YOU WANT THE KIND YOU PUSH IN WITH YOUR THUMB, OR THE KIND YOU POUND IN WITH A HAMMER?"

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