A man thinks he is a failure because the machine he created to contact other worlds gets no response and his boss fires him. Unknown to him, his signal was detected by a far off planet, and because of him, they redirect their atomic weapons at another target for testing.
A publisher has communication devices installed in every cubicle so he can fire his employees when they badmouth him. One day, he hears a voice that threatens him with eternal torments in Hell. He demands to know who is speaking and a grinning skull emanates from the device to claim him.