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Markus Wennrich - Mon Mar 01 14:02:40 1999

(to wink = zwinkern)

A man with a winking problem is applying for a position as a sales 
representative for a large firm. The interviewer looks over his papers and 
says, "This is phenomenal. You've graduated from the best schools; your 
recommendations are wonderful, and your experience is unparalleled. 
Normally, we'd hire you without a second thought. However, a sales 
representative has a highly visible position, and we're afraid that your 
constant winking will scare off potential customers. I'm sorry....we can't 
hire you."   
"But wait," he said. "If I take two aspirin, I'll stop winking!"  
"Really? Great! Show me!"  
So the applicant reaches into his jacket pocket and begins pulling out all 
sorts of condoms: red condoms, blue condoms, ribbed condoms, flavored 
condoms; finally, at the bottom, he finds a packet of aspirin. He tears it 
open, swallows the pills, and stops winking.   
"Well," said the interviewer, "that's all well and good, but this is a 
respectable company, and we will not have our employees womanizing all 
over the country!"  
"Womanizing? What do you mean? I'm a happily married man!"  
"Well then, how do you explain all these condoms?"  
"Oh, that," he sighed. "Have you ever walked into a pharmacy, winking, and 
asked for aspirin?"  

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