Jennifer, a manager at Wal-Mart, had the
task of hiring someone to fill a job opening.
After sorting through a stack of resumes
she found four people who were equally
qualified. Jennifer decided to call the four
in and ask them only one question. Their
answer would determine which of them
would get the job.
The day came and as the four sat around
the conference room table, Jennifer asked,
'What is the fastest thing you know of?'
The first man replied, 'A THOUGHT' It just
pops into your head. There's no warning.
'That's very good!' replied Jennifer.. 'And,
now you sir?', she asked the second man..
'Hmmm....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
'Excellent!' said Jennifer. 'The blink of an
eye, that's a very popular cliché for speed.
‘She then turned to the third man, who was
contemplating his reply.
'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 on the barn
comes on in less than an instant. 'Yep,
TURNING ON A LIGHT is the fastest thing I
can think of'..
Jennifer was very impressed with the third
answer and thought she had found her
man. 'It 's hard to beat the speed of light,'
Turning to BUBBA, the fourth and final
man, Jennifer posed the same question.
Ol' Bubba replied, 'After hearing the
previous three answers, it's obvious to me
that the fastest thing known is DIARRHEA.'
'WHAT!?' said Jennifer, stunned by the
'Oh sure', said BUBBA. '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 shit my pants.'
BUBBA is now the new greeter at a
Wal-Mart near you!
You probably will think of this every time
you enter a Wal-Mart...
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