Joe Biden, the debate and my new job

By: John Richards Posted: October 8, 2012 No Comments

Okay, I’m sorry!! Yes. I was one of those people the Labor Department called when they came up with 600,000 new part-time jobs last month. When they asked me if I was working, “I said part-time but it’s only going to last a month or so.” The guy replied “who cares, it’s a job”. Then he wanted to know what I was doing, something about putting it in the correct category. He also said “Just don’t say it’s a government job!” I replied “Oh no, nothing like that. I’m a bookie.” He said, ”Okay, you’re what we now call an entrepreneur.” Then he demanded to know why it was only part-time and only going to last a month (and something about getting a bonus for finding people who would say full-time and permanent, but I digress). He told me “My bookie works year round, there’s always a game to bet on.” I explained that it was nothing like that and that I know absolutely nothing about handicapping football or the MLB playoffs, what I really know is politics. At that point he said, “I hate to burst your bubble but they’re already taking bets on the election in Vegas.” (And he seemed to sound as though he was getting perturbed with our conversation. Typical government employee!)  I fired back with “No! I’m taking bets on one part the vice presidential debate. Which foot Biden will stick in his mouth first.” He whispered “Put me down for the left for five hundred.

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