From: ADRIAN M.K.THOMAS <Adrian.Thomas@BTINTERNET.COM>
To: Multiple recipients of list QUAKER-B <QUAKER-B@LISTSERV.RL.AC.UK>
Date: 03 November 1998 22:20
Subject: Re: Quaker Humour

Quaker Humour

I came across this the other day, which I found hilarious......

This was actually posted very briefly on the McDonnell Douglas website by an employee there who obviously has a sense of humour.

The company, of course, does not (have a sense of humour) - and made the IT department take it down immediately.

 

 

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