Hunting Season

This truck driver hauling a tractor-trailer load of computers stops to eat at diner. As he approaches the door, he sees a big sign on the door saying,


He goes on in and sits down. The waiter comes over to him, sniffs, and says, "You smell kind of nerdy. What do you do for a living?"

The truck driver says he drives a truck, and that the smell is just from the computers he's hauling. The waiter says, "OK, truck drivers aren't nerds," and takes his order.

As he is eating, a skinny guy walks in with tape on his glasses, a pocket protector with twelve kinds of pens and pencils, and a belt at least a foot too long. The waiter, without saying a word, pulls out a shotgun and blows the nerdy guy away. Stunned, the truck driver asks him why he did that.

The waiter said, "Not to worry. The nerds are overpopulating the Silicon Valley, and are in season now. "You don't even need a license," he said.

So the truck driver finishes his meal, gets back in his truck, and heads back out onto the freeway. Suddenly he swerves to avoid an accident, and the load shifts. The big rigs back door breaks open and computers spill out all over the freeway.

As he jumps out, he sees a crowd already forming, grabbing up the computers. They're all engineers, accountants and programmers wearing the nerdiest clothes he has ever seen.

He can't let them steal his whole load. So remembering what happened in the diner, he pulls out his gun and starts blasting away, felling several of the nerds instantly.

A highway patrol officer comes zooming up and jumps out of his car screaming at him to stop.

The truck driver said, "What's wrong? I thought nerds were in season."

"Well, sure," said the patrolman, "But you can't bait 'em."


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