A man who was looking for a job happened to be passing by a circus one day. He debated whether or not to go out on a limb and apply, then thought, "What the hell?" and found the office.
"I'm looking for a job," he told the person inside.
"We do have an opening," the employer said. "We need a human cannonball." The man did a double take.
"It's OK," the employer said, reading the man's reaction. "You're fired into a hidden net so you won't get hurt."
"Well... OK!" the man said, smiling nervously. The employer handed him an application. The man filled it out and handed it back.
"OK, this looks good," the employer said. "You're hired. Come back at 4:00.
"The man returned at 4:00 and was trained for his new job. That evening he was fired from the cannon for the first time. He found it thrilling.
Walking home after the circus had closed for the night, the man had a thought. Now that he was employed and was receiving substantial pay, his wife and teenage kids would constantly be hitting him up for money. He wanted to get out of this but he didn't want to lie about having a job.
As he was turning the corner to where he lived he had an idea.
"How did the job search go, honey?" his wife asked him when he got home. His kids had also rushed up to greet him.
"I did get a job," he said, putting on a long face, "But I got hired and fired the same day."