The task was given to an office manager.
A Wal-Mart office manager was tasked with finding someone to fill a job gap.
After reviewing a stack of resumes, he identified four candidates who were all equally qualified.
He decided to summon the four and ask them only one question.
Their response would determine which of them got the job.
As the four gathered around the conference room table that day, the interviewer asked,
“What is the quickest thing you’ve ever seen?”
Recognizing the first individual on his right, the man said,
“AN IDEA”. It just occurred to you. There’s no notice that it’s coming; it suddenly appears. “The fastest thing I know is thought.”
“That’s fantastic!” exclaimed the interviewer. “And now, sir?” he inquired of the second man.
“Hmm… let me check.”
A flash! It comes and goes, and you have no recollection of it. “The quickest thing I’ve ever seen is a BLINK.”
“Outstanding!” exclaimed the interviewer. “The blink of an eye is a widely common speed cliché.”
He then turned to the third man, who was pondering his response.
“Well, at my dad’s ranch, you go out of the house, and there’s a light switch on the wall.” When you turn the switch from across the pasture, the light in the barn illuminates in less than a second. Yes, turning on a light is the quickest thing that comes to mind.
The third response wowed the interviewer, who felt he had discovered his man.
“It’s difficult to outrun the speed of light,” he remarked.
The interviewer asked the same question to Bubba, the last and oldest guy.
“After hearing the three previous replies, it’s evident to me that the quickest thing known is diarrhea,” Old Bubba responded.
“WHAT?” exclaimed the interviewer, taken aback by the statement.
“Oh, I can explain,” Old Bubba replied.
“You see, the other day I wasn’t feeling well and hurried to the restroom. But I had my trousers before I could think, blink, or turn on the light! …………………. Old Bubba is now the new “Greeter” at a Wal-Mart.
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