Friday, May 30, 2008

The Editor

The new-hire, a young editor, was just getting settled into his cubicle, where he had a good view of the desk of the editor-in-chief, who was a bigwig at the newspaper. As the day progressed, the hireling noticed that the chief editor would reach into his front shirt pocket occasionally, pull out an index card, glance at it, tap it back into his pocket and go on with his work. Just before the end of his shift, the hireling had an opportunity to meet his new boss, and he worked up the nerve to ask about this odd habit with the index card.

At his question, the editor-in-chief pulled the card out of his pocket and showed it to the hireling who read, "i before e, except after c."

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