Daily Hilarity: The Memo To Shred All Memos

Ben Greenman’s “Paper Trail”:

January 3
To all employees:
Please shred all documents.

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January 4
To all employees:
Yesterday’s memorandum was incomplete. It should have read, “Please shred all documents, including this one.”

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January 5
To all employees:
Yesterday’s memorandum should also have been shredded. We apologize for the oversight.

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January 6
To all employees:
Once again, yesterday’s memorandum was missing an important postscript. After the final sentence, it should have read: “P.S. Please shred this memo as well.”

P.S. Please shred this memo as well.

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January 7
To all employees:
Do not shred this memorandum. Allow it to remain intact, and to serve as the exception that proves the rule. We cannot say any more than this, but this should be enough.

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January 10
To all employees:
Over the weekend, upper-level executives met and clarified the shredding policy. Here is the new policy:

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