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 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
“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
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 question.
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
“Oh I can 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 had already crap in my pants.
HE GOT THE JOB