Just what America needs

I was skeptical at first whether this was a real book; I thought it might be the work of a prankster. But I checked online, and the title seems to be available for purchase from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, WalMart, and other retailers, so I’m guessing it must be for real.

I expect your first thought on seeing it was: Just what we need — more idiots working for government. Yeah, that was my first thought too.

Here are a few of the customer comments about this book on Amazon.com:

“Absolutely capital idea for a book, because clearly complete idiots are underrepresented in the ranks of government employees.” –Michael S.

“Everything you need to know about being deadwood that can’t be fired is found in this book. Yes that’s right, live off the taxpayer with great travel opportunities and of course complimentary membership in the union of your choice (for the first month, union fees assessed retroactively).” –Jabez

“I plunked down the money from my recently-cashed welfare check and bought this book a few weeks ago. It has changed my life! Not only do I now have a government job with health benefits and a pension, but I was able to move out of my parents’ basement and into a rent-controlled apartment. As luck would have it, a gorgeous tattooed lady on a motorized scooter was purchasing this book at the same time, and when our eyes met we fell in love. That night she introduced me to her children and they each told me about their fathers. Three kids, three fathers, woohoo. I can’t wait to start a family with this lady and soak the taxpayers for our health care and dental costs. Of course the dentistry is for me, she ain’t got no teeth.” –Ted M.

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11 responses to “Just what America needs

  1. Hitting the LIKE button. (Well, not really. I always forget about that, but wanted to say – great post = )

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    • Awww, go ahead, hit the “like” button! I dare ya!

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      • chrissythehyphenated

        EXCELLENT, bob ROFLLLL.

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        • Woo-hoo!! Thanks for the “like,” Chrissy!!

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          • chrissythehyphenated

            Dearest told me over dinner he liked it too but he doesn’t know enough to click anything. I’m stilled wowed he comes here at all. LOL

            bob, you can appreciate this. My man knows how to use CAD, but still doesn’t seem to have Clue #1 about how to google for information.

            He’s forever asking “I wonder” this and that questions and I just google and answer him in 30 seconds. He goes all Open Mouthed With Wonder at my Mad Internet Skillz while I am left puzzling over how anyone who mastered CAD … I mean, holy cow, talk about a complicated program … can’t get the hang of typing a few words in the stupid box.

            Men.

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            • That’s really funny — but not surprising. My resident architect has been using CAD forever, but I had to explain to him how to use the “chat” feature on Facebook. (Good thing Mafia Rose had explained it to me earlier, so I knew how to do it!)

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              • chrissythehyphenated

                Glad to know I’m not the only architect’s wife here LOL … you know how misery loves company!!

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  2. Ting

    I need that book! Maybe we can send it around in the book exchange.

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