An office manager was given the task of hiring an
fill a job opening. After sorting through a stack of resumes he found
people who were equally qualified. He decided to call the four in and ask them
one question. Their answer would determine which of them would get the
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 MAN #1, 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 MAN#2. "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 cliche for speed."
He then turned to MAN#3 who was contemplating his
"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. 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"
Turning to the fourth and final man, the
interviewer posed the same question.
MAN#3 replied, " After hearing the 3 previous answers, it's
obvious to me that the fastest thing known is Diarrhea."
"WHAT!?" said the interviewer, stunned by the response.
"O I can explain ." said MAN #4. " YOU SEE , the other
day I wasn't feeling so good and I run soo fast to the toilet but before I could THINK, BLINK, or TURN ON THE
LIGHT, I already had a poo-poo in my