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The Wise Men of Chelm

The residents of the Jewish town of Chelm, one day, decided that there was no point in all of them worrying about their various problems.
" Let us appoint a Worry Man, somebody who will worry for all of us," said the mayor.
Everybody hailed it as a great idea and when one of the elders suggested that Yossel, the cobbler, who seemed to have a lot of time on his hands, should be given the job, the man was at once sent for.
"How much will I be paid," asked Yossel, suspiciously, after the nature of the job was explained to him.
"Er... one kopek a week," said the mayor.
"It won't work."
"Why not?"
"Because if you give me one kopek a week," explained the cobbler, "I'll have nothing to worry about."

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