The New Deputy

The local sheriff was looking for a deputy, so Gomer, who was not exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer, went in to try out for the job.

Okay, the sheriff drawled, Gomer, what is 1 and 1?

11 he replied.

The sheriff thought to himself, Thats not what I meant, but, in one way, hes right.

What two days of the week start with the letter T?

Today and tomorrow.

He was again surprised that Gomer supplied a correct answer that he had never thought of himself.

Now Gomer, listen carefully: Who killed Abraham Lincoln?

Gomer looked a little surprised himself, then thought really hard for a minute and finally admitted, I dont know.

Well, why dont you go home and work on that one for a while?

So, Gomer wandered over to the barbershop where his pals were waiting to hear the results of the interview. Gomer was exultant. It went great! First day on the job and Im already working on a murder case!

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