The Fastest Thing
An office manager was given the task of hiring an individual to fill
a job opening. After sorting through a stack of resumes he found four
people who were equally qualified. He decided to call the four in and ask
them only one question. Their answer would determine which of them would
get the job.
The day came and as the four sat around the conference room table
the interviewer asked, "What is the fastest thing you know of?"
Acknowledging the first man on his right, the man replied, "A
THOUGHT. It just pops into your head. There's no warning that it's on the
way; it's just there. A thought is the fastest thing I know of."
"That's very good!" replied the interviewer. "And now you sir?" he
asked the second man.
"Hmm....let me see. A blink! It comes and goes and you don't know
that it ever happened. A BLINK is the fastest thing I know of."
"Excellent!" said the interviewer. "The blink of an eye...that's a
very popular cliché for speed." He then turned to the third man who was
contemplating his reply.
"Well, out at my dad's ranch, you step out of the house and on the
wall there's a light switch. When you flip that switch, way out across the
pasture the light in the barn comes on in less than an instant. Yep,
TURNING ON A LIGHT is the fastest thing I can think of."
The interviewer was very impressed with the third answer and thought
he had found his man. "It's hard to beat the speed of light" he said.
Turning to the fourth and final man,the interviewer posed the same
The last man replied, "After hearing the three previous answers,
it's obvious to me that the fastest thing known is DIARRHEA."
"WHAT!?" said the interviewer, stunned by the response.
"Let me explain," said the fourth man. "You see the other day I
wasn't feeling so good and I ran for the bathroom. But, before I could
THINK, BLINK, or TURN ON THE LIGHT, I was TO LATE!"
HE GOT THE JOB !
[ Author Unknown -- from Kari, via 'Scream of the Crop' (email@example.com) ]
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