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Lemon Pickers Needed” – ad in the newspaper.

Ms. Sally Mulligan of Papakura, Auckland, read it, and decided to apply for one of the jobs that most New Zealanders are not willing to do.

She submitted her application for a job in Te Puke as a Lemon Fruit picker, but seemed far too qualified for the job.

She has a liberal arts degree from the University of Wellington , and a master’s degree from Otago.

For a number of years, she had worked as a social worker, and also as a school teacher.

The owner studied her application, frowned, and said, “I see that you are well educated, and have an impressive resume.

“However, I have to ask you, have you had any actual experience in picking lemons?”

“Well, as a matter of fact, I have,” she said… “I’ve been divorced three times, owned two Holdens, voted twice for Winston, and once for Jacinda.”

She started work yesterday.

Written by The Veteran

January 14, 2022 at 12:49 pm

Posted in Humour

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  1. Very good, Vet.


    January 14, 2022 at 12:51 pm

  2. A classic Vet.


    January 14, 2022 at 2:38 pm

  3. I’m 70 and voted all my life for National so I guess that makes me a world class expert on picking lemons.

    Old curmudgeon

    January 14, 2022 at 5:19 pm

  4. Just shows the 7 degrees of separation is only 3 or 4 in NZ. Had that one arrive in my inbox this week Vet.


    January 15, 2022 at 11:47 am

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