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"I have promised to keep his identity confidential," said Jack Maxim, a spokeswoman for the Sandton Sun Hotel, Johannesburg, but I can confirm that he is no longer in our employment."

"We asked him to clean the lifts and he spent four days on the job. When I asked him why, he replied: 'Well, there are forty of them, two on each floor, and sometimes some of them aren't there'."

"Eventually, we realized that he thought each floor had a different lift, and he'd cleaned the same two twelve times."

"We had to let him go. It seemed best all round. I understand he is now working for GE Lighting.

Source: Supposed extract from The Cape Times of South Africa