• CW Got The Job

    From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Sat Aug 22 00:04:39 2020
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    A friend forwarded this interesting story. Source unknown. de Tom N4KG

    Back when the telegraph was the fastest method of long-distance
    communication, a young man applied for a job as a Morse Code operator. Answering an ad in the newspaper, he went to the office address that
    was listed. When he arrived, he entered a large, busy office filled
    with noise and clatter, including the sound of the telegraph in the
    background. A sign on the receptionist's counter instructed job
    applicants to fill out a form, and wait until they were summoned to
    enter the inner office.

    The young man filled out his form and sat down with the seven other
    applicants in the waiting area. After a few minutes, the young man
    stood up, crossed the room to the door of the inner office, and
    walked right in. Naturally the other applicants perked up, wondering
    what was going on. They muttered among themselves that they hadn't
    heard any summons yet.

    They assumed that the young man who went into the office made a
    mistake, and would be disqualified. Within a few minutes, however,
    the employer escorted the young man out of the office, and said to
    the other applicants, "Gentlemen, thank you very much for coming,
    but the job has just been filled." The other applicants began
    grumbling to each other, and one spoke up saying, "Wait a minute,
    I don't understand. He was the last to come in, and we never even
    got a chance to be interviewed. Yet he got the job. That's not

    The employer said, "I'm sorry, but the last several minutes while
    you've been sitting here, the telegraph has been ticking out the
    following message in Morse Code: 'If you understand this message,
    then come right in. The job is yours." None of you heard it or
    understood it. This young man did. The job is his.

    CW IS!
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