ST. PETERSBURG, Fl (Just Laugh) – Only minutes before the second discovery of billion-dollar errors in the recent WorldCom bankruptcy scandal, an extremely odd purchase request reached the floors on Wall Street…
It had been a very quiet day at the Littlefolk Senior Center in Southern Florida. A few games of pinocle, a short walk around the garden, and an investment in the second largest bankrupt corporation in U.S. history — all over a simple survey.
“I have no idea how this happened,” explained Nancy Loveland, a young woman who had been working at the center for nearly six months. “We knew that everyone needed some new activities to keep them busy, so we handed out a survey to help determine what the Seniors would enjoy the most. Something, however, went terribly wrong!”
“Wha?” responded 87-year-old Robert Cuhounga when he was asked about the questionaire. “Survey? Back in Nam, we didn’t have time to fill out stinkin’ surveys…”
Luckily for us, Beverly Chase, 92, was able to shed a little light on the subject, “Well, you see – the survey was pretty…well.confusing, you see? I mean, there were all of these choices and boxes and arrows – I couldn’t even read half of the thing!”
“Well, it doesn’t really surprise me, to tell you the truth,” related Administration Director Daryl Lainsworth. “This isn’t the first time something like this has happened…maybe you recall a certain ‘election’ a couple years ago? At least no harm was done this time, except for the fact that they could’ve gotten a better deal on paper by going to the store instead of purchasing 200,000 stock certificates worth about thirteen cents a piece. We were thinking about wallpapering the center this fall anyways, though, so it’ll all work out in the end.”
We were not able to reach a representative from WorldCom for comment on this story, or any more from Littlefolk Senior Center for that matter – apparently 6pm means naptime, in both instances…