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 one
question and their answer would determine who 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?" pointing to the man on his
right. The first man replied, "A thought. It pops into your head. There's no
forewarning 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 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 turned to the third man who was contemplating
"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 at the barn comes on in an instant. 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 man, he posed the question. "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.
"Oh I can explain." said the fourth man. "You see, the other day I wasn't
feeling so well and ran for the bathroom. But, before I could think, blink
or turn on the light, I'd **** my pants!"
He got the job!