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Thread poster: Jacek Krankowski
Jacek Krankowski  Identity Verified
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Nov 14, 2002

Job History



My first job was working in an orange juice factory, but I got

canned, and couldn\'t concentrate.



Then I worked in the woods as a lumberjack, but I just

couldn\'t hack it, so they gave me the ax.



After that I tried to be a tailor, but I just wasn\'t suited

for it...mainly because it was a so-so job.



Next I tried working in a muffler factory but that was too

exhausting.



Then I tried to be a chef -- figured it would add a little spice to

my life but I just didn\'t have the thyme.



I attempted to be a deli worker, but any way I sliced it, I

couldn\'t cut the mustard.



My best job was being a musician, but eventually I found I

wasn\'t noteworthy.



I studied a long time to become a doctor, but I didn\'t have

any patience.



Next was a job in a shoe factory; I tried but I just didn\'t

fit in.



I became a professional fisherman, but discovered that I couldn\'t

live on my net income.



I managed to get a good job working for a pool maintenance

company, but the work was just too draining.



So then I got a job in a workout center, but they said I

wasn\'t fit for the job.



After many years of trying to find steady work I finally got

a job as a historian until I realized there was no future in it.



My last job was working at Starbucks, but I had to quit because

it was always the same old grind.



SO I RETIRED AND I FOUND I AM PERFECT FOR THE JOB!



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Marisapad  Identity Verified
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Jacek... Nov 14, 2002

... I hate you !!!



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Bob Kerns  Identity Verified
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Nice one Jacek !! Nov 14, 2002

With complete disregard for copyright I shall shortly be forwarding this great contribution by email to several friends.

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Aurora Humarán  Identity Verified
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But then ... Nov 14, 2002

you became a TRANSLATOR and so....?????



Au


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Arthur Borges
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I'll salute that if somebody runs it up a flag... Nov 14, 2002

...pole.





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Patricia Posadas  Identity Verified
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Great, Jacek! Nov 14, 2002

However one sentence in your text worries me a little.



When you say \"After many years of trying to find steady work I finally got

a job as a historian until I realized there was no future in it. \" do you mean there was no future for your job or for history?





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María Alejandra Funes
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Very funny!! Nov 14, 2002

Thanks! This is great!



ALE


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Jacek Krankowski  Identity Verified
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Reply and more Nov 14, 2002

People, you are a riot! In case any of you missed it, there was more about the English language on the Russian Forum: http://www.proz.com/?sp=bb/viewtopic&post=36720#36720



Marisa, lo so, tanto ti conosco...



Bob, I actually got it from a friend myself and since it was not signed, I already breached any copyright there may have been there...



Au, you know I am in a transatlantic trance these days, so I am not into translation very much.



Arthur, you beat me!



Patricia, you do not want to reopen that cosmic thread where the end of history was also mentioned, do you?

http://www.proz.com/?sp=bb/viewtopic&post=32438#32438

http://www.proz.com/?sp=bb/viewtopic&post=32611#32611





[ This Message was edited by: on 2002-11-14 20:55 ]


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Jacek Krankowski  Identity Verified
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Hello, are you there? Nov 14, 2002

- Hello, are you there?

- Yes, who are you please?

- I’m Watt.

- What’s your name?

- Watt’s my name.

- Yes, what’s your name?

- My name is John Watt.

- John what?

- Yes, are you Jones?

- No, I’m Knott.

- Will you tell me your name then?

- Will Knott.

- Why not?

- My name is Knott.

- Not what?

- Not Watt, Knott.

- What?



(My son brought it today from Greenwich School of English in Warsaw)



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Aurora Humarán  Identity Verified
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Yes, we are here .... Nov 15, 2002

laughing!!!!



Au


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Patricia Lutteral  Identity Verified
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Great, great! Nov 15, 2002

Jacek, your contributions are an endless stream of fun (and intelligence)



Best regards,



Patricia


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Henk Peelen  Identity Verified
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Jacek, your highly philosphical conversation .. Nov 16, 2002

brings forth two reflections:



1 To be or Knott to be: that\'s the question!

2 Watt is (in) an name?



Or is this conversation actually based on these reflections?


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Henk Peelen  Identity Verified
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sorry, Nov 16, 2002

the above reflections must be:



1. To be or Knott to be, that\'s the question?

2. What is (in) a name?





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Gabriela Tenenbaum  Identity Verified
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Henk: Nov 17, 2002

\"brings forth two reflections:



1 To be or Knott to be: that\'s the question!

2 Watt is (in) an name? \"







I do shake(s), peer!....... with laughter of course!







Jacek: magnificent!



Hugs everybody.



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Henk Peelen  Identity Verified
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Gaby, we can shake hands... Nov 19, 2002

without meeting each other:



also this guy shakes, peer!


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