Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Something to worry about

A newly qualified chartered accountant applies for a job advertised in the Times.

He is interviewed by the owner of a small business who has built it up from scratch.

"I need a qualified accountant," says the man, "but mainly I’m looking for someone to do my worrying for me."

"How do you mean?" says the accountant.

"I have lots of things to worry about, but I want someone else to worry about money
matters."

"OK," says the accountant. "How much are you offering?"

"You can start on fifty thousand," says the owner.

"Fifty thousand pounds?" exclaims the accountant, "How can a business like this afford
to pay so much?"

"That," says the man, "is your first worry."

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