Two guys who worked together were both laid off, so off they went to the unemployment office. Asked his occupation, the first guy said "Panty stitcher. I sew the elastic onto cotton panties." The clerk looked up panty stitcher. Finding it classed as unskilled labor, she gave him $300 a week unemployment pay.

The second guy was asked his occupation. "Diesel fitter" he replied. Since diesel fitters was a skilled job the clerk gave the second guy $600. a week.

When the first guy found out he was furious. He stormed back in to find out why his friend and co-worker was collecting double his pay. The clerk explained: panty stitchers were unskilled and diesel fitters were skilled labor.

"What skill?" yelled the panty stitcher. "I sew the elastic on. He pulls 'em over his head and says, "Yep, dese' 'il fitter".