Overheard at large nation-wide membership-only discount style store:
Lady behind the service counter: You can get a membership by being a member of the Arm Services; work for the federal government, work for a contractor of the federal government; if you are a teacher; if you are in county government; city government; state government; if you work for a non-profit agency; and we have a special organization that if you don’t qualify in any I named, you can be a member in the special organization (saying in an irritated tone).
Potential member on the other side of the counter: But how do I prove I don’t belong to any of those you named so that I can become a member of the special one?
As I walked by I could hear frustrated steam shoot out of the nostrils of the lady behind the service counter.
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