(updated 18 Jun 07)  

Top Ten Clues an Applicant's Résumé May Be Padded
(Topic suggested by shep@compascable.net)

Has HMO as a character reference. (guitartexn@aol.com) Ummm...we sad "pad"...not "undermine".

10. Something seems off about the 22-year-old applicant at The GAP being awarded the Bronze Star during the Viet Nam War. (Truckerex@insightbb.com)

9. Claims to have cured cancer and racism. (Mistahtom@aol.com)

8. His PhD is from the local Community College. (shep@compascable.net)

7. The résumé comes in both hard bound and paper back versions. (DavidGoTribe@aol.com)

6. It's an application for Hooters. (luganrn77@yahoo.com)

5. Not 100 percent sure, but fairly certain the film industry doesn't give out Academy Awards to people who post a film's "goofs" on the Internet Movie Database. (ParisIuvsMe@aol.com)

4. Those 5.0 grade point averages are a dead giveaway. (skibip@aol.com)

3. Work History: Retail point-of-sale barcode inventory scanning system specialist. (i.e., Cashier) (jnmcda0@yahoo.com)

2. Date of Canonization. (williemelmoth@aol.com)

Wow...you taught Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking everything they know, too?...

1. You recognize it as a copy of YOUR résumé! (rod.renner@juno.com; rampage1984@msn.com)