Manuel and Pedro worked together and both were laid off, so they went

> to the unemployment office. When asked his occupation, Manuel answered

> "Panty stitcher." I sew da elastic onto ladies' cotton panties.


> The clerk looked up Panty Stitcher. Finding it classified as unskilled

> labor, she gave him $300 a week unemployment pay.


> Pedro was asked his occupation. "Diesel fitter." he replied. Since

> diesel fitter was a skilled job, the clerk gave Pedro $600 a week.


> When Manuel found out he was furious. He stormed back into the office

> to find out why his friend and coworker was collecting double his

> pay. The clerk explained, "Panty stitchers are unskilled and diesel

> fitters are skilled labor.


> "What skill?" yelled Manuel, "I sew da elastic on da panties, Pedro

> puts dem over his head and says:

> 'Yeah, diesel fitter.'