Sven & Ole worked together and both were laid off, so they went to the
unemployment office. Asked his occupation, Ole said, "Panty Stitcher. I sew
the elastic onto ladies cotton panties.
" The clerk looked up panty stitcher and found it classified as unskilled
labor, so she gave him $300 a week employment pay.
Sven was asked his occupation."Diesel fitter" he replied. Since diesel fitter
was a skilled job, the clerk gave Sven $600 a week.
When Ole found out he was furious. He stormed back into the office to find out
why his friend and coworker was collecting double his pay. The clerk
explained, "Panty stichers are unskilled and diesel fitters are skilled
"What skill?" yelled Ole. "I sew the elastic on the panties, Sven puts them
over his head and says, yah, diesel fitter."