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July 17, 2008

We Are All About Health Here

Maryland: land of opportunity.

Looking for work in all the wrong places?

That's what happened to job seekers who dialed a phone number listed on the state's Family Health Administration's Web site - which actually was a phone number for women looking for sex.

The number for the Maryland Job Service Hotline was listed incorrectly on the state Web site, as well as in the Verizon Yellow Pages and other Web sites.

State officials say they are aware of the problem and are working to correct it.

Something tells us there wouldn't be nearly so many complaints about Nanny-statism if it took this particular form more often... because, you know, the State is just looking after your health.

*cough*

Posted by Cassandra at July 17, 2008 12:34 PM

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Carp. That explains all the voicemails asking me about working hours and benefits...

Posted by: BillT at July 17, 2008 03:15 PM

There are women actually looking for sex in Maryland? Doesn't say much for Maryland men, does it?

Posted by: Mr. Oink at July 17, 2008 03:25 PM

Watch it, Law boy....

Posted by: Maryland Men, Inc. at July 17, 2008 03:47 PM

Must resist...temptation...Mr. Spock...I can't..must
be...strong.

No. I won't.

So that's where the male employess are...

Posted by: Bad Naughty Cricket at July 17, 2008 04:20 PM

I have begun an investigation based upon information implicating Senator Barbara Mikulski (D)
MD. as being the motivating force behind this error. We believe that it is little more than an attempt to win a more favorable view of Nationalized Health Care.

I will not take any questions at this time.

Thank you.

Posted by: J. Edgar Hubris at July 17, 2008 04:23 PM

I did not need that visual Mr. Hubris.

Posted by: Pile On at July 17, 2008 05:03 PM

So that is why Bill's phone line is always busy...

Posted by: HomefrontSix at July 17, 2008 07:48 PM

And you were calling Bill because....?

*running at the speed of light*

Posted by: Very Bad Cricket at July 17, 2008 08:26 PM

um...yeah...


Oh, l@@k!! A thong!

Posted by: HomefrontSix at July 17, 2008 08:42 PM

I dialed Family Health
like I always do
I spent my whole day
just thinking of you ...
I heard heavy breathing
and my whole life was changed
Three guesses who answered
when I called JobLine?

That page on the web site
said 'Please call today'
It showed lots of positions
and flexible pay
Oh, I got so excited
at the thought of a job
Maybe if I was lucky
they'd polish my....

Oh hell, never mind.

The unexpected sound
of heavy breathing
Made me throw down the phone.
It was then I heard
the sirens screaming
Guess someone was listening'
When I called JobLine.

Posted by: Vince Bill at July 17, 2008 09:26 PM

=8^0 *cough* *cough* Hmmmmm... Poetic. Next I suppose, it will be Yakko's Helloooo Nurse! Haiku.

Wait a minute, who are those job seekers in the lobby? They were sent by Senator Mikulski you say? What are they singing about? Angels! Well that's more like it.

Posted by: J. Edgar Hubris at July 17, 2008 10:26 PM

Well, I see someone reads FARK.com here...

More erudite than the usual commenter there, though.

And I won't mind that aspect of Nanny-Statism... depending on how hot the Nanny was, of course.

Posted by: Gregory at July 17, 2008 11:49 PM

I has a conundrum. Is it harrassment to talk dirty to government *health* workers?

Posted by: southerncricket at July 18, 2008 12:21 AM

Satisfying a bunch of women looking for sex would be a full time job.

I wonder what the pay & benefits package is like...

Posted by: camojack at July 18, 2008 01:26 AM

I wonder what the pay & benefits package is like...

Pretty good. I should have the house paid off in another yea -- wait a sec while I get the phone...

Posted by: BillT at July 18, 2008 01:44 AM

Funny.

Posted by: Ymarsakar at July 18, 2008 04:12 AM

Geez, I think that's the *tersest* you've ever been, Ymar...

Posted by: BillT at July 18, 2008 05:05 AM

You know something is powerful if it can make me utter the minimal number of words, Bill.

The original post link wasn't as funny as the artificial vibrating breast augmentation news piece before, but the comments to this thread beat them all.

Posted by: Ymarsakar at July 18, 2008 08:29 PM

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