A young executive leaving the office one evening noticed his boss standing in front of a shredder with a piece of paper in his hand. Seeing a good opportunity to do some brown-nosing, he asks, "Can I help you with something before I leave, Sir?"
"Listen," said the boss, "this is important and my assistant has already left the office. Can you make this thing work?"
"Certainly," said the young man, certain he was earning some brownie points.
The young executive turned the machine on, inserted the paper, and pressed the start button.
"Thank you," said the boss, unaware that his paper had disappeared into the paper shredder. "I need two copies of that."