I think we can all agree that going to a job interview can be pretty nerve-racking. You’re supposed to act as though you’re completely interested in the business and the work, and I’m sure that’s the case for some people.
But a lot of us are simply there because we need to put food on the table, which makes the pretense feel a bit silly. You also need to weigh your every word carefully – or you might end up like the girl in this story!
The ending had me in stitches, and I just had to share it with you. Enjoy!
A manager at Walmart had the task of hiring someone 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 women 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 women sat around the conference room table. The atmosphere was tense and competitive, but they still managed to stay friendly with each other.
The interviewer asked, “Now, what is the fastest thing you can think of?”
The first woman replied, “A thought! It just pops into your head. There’s no warning – it just happens, like that.”
She snapped her fingers demonstratively, happy with her quick answer.
“That’s very good!” replied the interviewer. “And, now you, what’s the fastest thing you can think of?” he asked the second woman.
“Hmmm, let’s see… A blink! It comes and goes so fast that you don’t even notice it happening. A blink is the fastest thing I know.”
“Excellent!” said the interviewer. “The blink of an eye, that’s a very popular cliché for speed.”
He then turned to the third woman, who was contemplating her reply carefully.
“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 on 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 the person for the job. “True, it’s hard to beat the speed of light,” he said.
The interviewer then turned to the fourth candidate, who was a 19 year old blonde, and posed the same question.
She replied, “After hearing the previous three answers, it’s obvious to me that the fastest thing is diarrhea.”
“WHAT!?” exclaimed the interviewer, stunned by her reply, his mouth gaping.
“Oh sure,” said the blonde, “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 had already crapped my pants!”
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