Unclear on the concept

This pilot fish gets a call from a manager who wants privacy screens put on several PC monitors.

"I discovered that the monitors already had privacy screens," says fish, "and I informed the manager.

"Manager said they don't work. 'See,' she told me, 'if I sit right in front of it and look straight into the monitor, I can still see the screen.'"

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