At Work / In the Office : The Accounting Interview
The Accounting Interview
Rick, fresh out of accounting school, went to an interview for a job.
The company boss asked various questions about his education and
experience, but then asked him, "What is three times seven?"
"22," Rick replied. After he left, he double-checked it on his
calculator (he *knew* he should have taken it to the interview!) and
realized he wouldn't get the job.
About two weeks later, he got a phone call was offered the job! He
accepted, and started work the next day.
He was not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, but was still very
curious. The next week he went in and asked why he got the job, even
though he got such a simple question wrong. The boss shrugged and said,
"Well, you were the closest."