Hired To Worry(A Not So Funny Story)
Fresh out of business school, the young man answered a want ad for an accountant. Now he was being interviewed by a very nervous Banta who ran a small business that he had started himself.
'I need someone with an accounting degree, ' Banta said. 'But mainly, I'm looking for someone to do my worrying for me.'
'Excuse me? ' the accountant said.
'I worry about a lot of things, ' Banta said. 'But I don't want to have to worry about money. Your job will be to take all the money worries off my back.'
'I see, ' the accountant said. 'And how much does the job pay? '
'I'll start you at eighty thousand.'
'Eighty thousand dollars! ' the accountant exclaimed. 'How can such a small business afford a sum like that? '
'That, ' Banta said, 'is your first worry.'