There is a factory in Northern Minnesota which
> >> makes the
> >> >>Tickle Me
> >> >>Elmo toys.
> >> >>The toy laughs when you tickle it under the
> >> arms.
> >> >>
> >> >>Well, Lena is hired at The Tickle Me Elmo
> >> factory and she reports
> >> >>for her first day promptly at 8:00 AM.
> >> >>
> >>&nbs p; >>The next day at 8:45 AM there is a knock at the
> >> Personnel Manager's
> >> >>door.
> >> >>
> >> >>The Foreman throws open the door and begins to
> >> rant about
> >> >>the new
> >> &nbs p; >>employee. He complains that she is incredibly
> >> slow and the whole
> >> >>line is backing up, putting the entire
> >> production line behind
> >> >>schedule.
> >> >>
> >> >>The Personnel Manager decides he should see this
> >> for
> >> >>himself, so
> >> >>the 2 men march down to the factory floor.
> >> >>
> >> >>When they get there the line is so backed up
> >> that there
> >> >>are Tickle Me Elmo's all over the factory floor
> >> and they're really
> >> >>beginning to pile up. At the end of the line
> >> stands Lena surrounded
> >> >>by mountains of Tickle Me Elmo's.
> >> >>
> >> >>She has a roll of plush red fabric and a huge
> >> bag of small marbles.
> >> >>The 2 men watch in amazement as she cuts a
> >> little piece of fabric,
> >> >>wraps it around two marbles and begins to
> >> carefully sew the little
> >> >>package between Elmo's legs.
> >> >>
> >> & nbsp; >>The Personnel Manager bursts into laughter.
> >> >>
> >> >>After several minutes of hysterics he pulls
> >> himself together and
> >> >>approaches Lena.
> >> >>
> >> >>"I'm sorry," he says to her, barely able to keep
> >> a straight face,
> >> >>"but I think you misunderstood the instructions
> >> I gave you
> >> >>yesterday..."
> >> >>
> >> >>"Your job is to give Elmo two test tickles."
> >> >>
> >> >>