Authority | Busyness | Lost | Neglect | Simplicity

I think you’ll appreciate this story I recently found in Chestnuts: An office worker in a San Francisco company applied through channels for a job with a government agency in Washington. While he was waiting for a reply, the head of the agency heard about him from a mutual friend in California and hired him for the job. Several months later, while the man was working in Washington, a letter was forwarded to him from his old address in San Francisco. It contained his original application for the job he now held, together with a letter from the agency regretfully turning him down because he was not qualified for the position. Looking more closely at the letter, the man found that he had signed it himself.

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