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 clich? for speed."
Then he 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 at the barn comes on in an instant. Turning 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 same 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 shit my pants!"