A young executive was working late, trying to impress his boss. As he was leaving the office at 7 p.m., he found the CEO standing in front of the document shredder with a piece of paper in his hand.
"Listen," said the CEO, "this is a very sensitive and important document, and my secretary left hours ago. Can you make this thing work?"
"Certainly," said the young executive.
Excited with the opportunity to kiss up to the man, he turned the machine on, inserted the paper, and pressed the start button.
"Excellent, excellent!" said the CEO, "I don’t know what I would have done without you."
As his paper disappeared inside the machine the relieved CEO said, "Now, I just need one copy."
A man was refusing to talk about a crime in which he was the primary suspect. Although the suspect was not the brightest light, his stubborn nature had prevented detectives from learning if he was involved in the crime he was being held for.
The policeman wheeled in an electric mixer wired to a copy machine, asking the suspect if he would mind taking a lie detector test. The suspect agreed. Each time the suspect answered and the policeman thought it was a lie, he hit the ‘copy’ button on the copier. The sheet, which had been placed inside the copier before it was brought into the room, was duplicated. Only one word was on that sheet- "Lie." The suspect confessed to the crime, believing he was caught by the lie detector test.