Communication problem

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There is a factory in America which makes the Tickle Me Elmo toys.
toy laughs when you tickle it under the arm. A new employee is hired
at the Tickle Me Elmo factory and she reports for her first day
promptly at 0800.

The next day at 0845 there is a knock at the Personnel Manager’s
The Foreman from the assembly line throws open the door and begins to
rant about the new employee. He complains that she is incredibly slow
and the whole line is backing up, putting the entire production line
behind schedule.

The Personnel Manager decides he should see this for himself so the
2 men march down to the factory floor. When they get there the line
is so
backed up that there are Tickle Me Elmo’s all over the factory floor
and they’re really beginning to pile up. At the end of the line stands
the new employee surrounded by mountains of Tickle Me Elmo’s. She has
a roll of plush red fabric and a huge bag of small marbles. The 2 men
watch in amazement as she cuts a little piece of fabric, wraps it
around two marbles and begins to carefully sew the little package
between Elmo’s legs.

The Personnel Manager bursts into laughter. After several minutes of
hysterics he pulls himself together and approaches the woman. “I’m
sorry,” he says to her, barely able to keep a straight face, “but I
think you misunderstood the instructions I gave you yesterday”…

“Your job is to give Elmo two test tickles”