Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Interview

Once, an engineer, a physicist and a safety officer all applied for the same job.

The Managing Director interviewed all three, and thought all were excellent. He had to think of some way to find the best person. So he told them all to come back the next day and tell him the exact height of the building. The one who was closest would get the job.

The physicist went to the top of the building, and dropped iron balls to the ground, and had his friend timed the balls. He did this several times. Funny sign - Safety at the Workplace

The engineer got out a sextant, and computed ratios of a yardstick to the building.

The next day, the manager asks all three of them to tell how tall the building is.

'75 feet, 2.8 inches,' says the physicist.

'76 feet, 4.1 inches,' says the engineer.

'75 feet, 8.4 inches,' says the safety officer.

'My Goodness, said the MD, 'the safety officer got it exactly correct. How did you manage that?'

'Well', said the safety officer, 'I went down to the planning department and looked up the height in the building records.'

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  1. sounds like the safety officer cheated, :)

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    1. Well he may have, but he had the right answer. :)

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  2. Sometimes smart people make things way too complicated for no good reason. bahahahaha.

    big hugs xoxo

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    1. Amen to this and I've known a bunch of them. :)

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  3. That seems like the easiest way to solve it.

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    1. Yes, I thought it was pretty brilliant. :)

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  4. The Safety Officer sure was the smart one. Too funny.
    Hope you have a great day Sandee.

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    1. Yes, he's the smartest one for sure. You have a great day too Marg. :)

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  5. good one! a knee slapper! roche' is not up yet this morning but i'll tell it to him when he wakes...

    hugs, bee
    xoxoxoxoxo

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    1. I hope Roche likes this one half as much as you do. :)

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  6. Smart person therefore this safety officer must have been a woman. Guess who said that to me, my WIFE and my wife is a very smart lady. Ha,ha,ha. Have a great Thursday Sandee.

    Paul

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    1. I just love you Paul. You give a lot of credit to your wonderfully smart wife. :)

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  7. I'm with the safety guy. Make it easy. :)

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    1. Yes, he did make it easy. :)

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  8. But, why do it the easy way when there's a perfectly logical hard way to do it?

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    1. Some folks think just like this too. :)

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  9. Was the safety officer a woman :)

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    1. Perhaps Jennifer. Let's just say she is a woman. :)

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  10. It would be the FIRST time that a building was built exactly as the plans were drawn. I'm guessing that's where the Managing Director got their answer as well.

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    1. Oh this is the truth. You would know this very well. :)

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  11. LOL seems he had more sense than the other two :)

    Have a logictastic day Sandee ;-)

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    1. Yep, a lot more sense then the other two. :)

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  12. oh bwa hahahah good one Sandee!

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    1. I thought it was a good one too. :)

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  13. Now that was smart thinking!

    Hope you're having a lovely day Sandee! Scritches to Little Bit!

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    1. Yes, very smart thinking. You and your babies have a lovely day too. :)

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  14. Resourceful! Yep, he got the job. LOL!

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    1. Resourceful indeed. :)

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  15. Laughing...Thanks for another morning laugh- :)

    Have a happy day!

    Love-


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    1. You have a happy day too Annie. Love back. :)

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  16. The engineer and the physicist are two very knowledgeable and hence over qualified to do this simple task. The safety officer used his commonsense and collected the correct data.
    Have a great day!

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    1. I agree. You have a great day too. :)

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  17. Sometimes the easiest solution is the most difficult to see... Blessings my friend for a beautiful Easter weekend. Catherine xo

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    1. This is so very true Catherine. :)

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  18. Nothing like a good dose of common sense to solve a problem. D fer done.

    Big hugs, honey...

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    1. And so many left their common sense elsewhere. :)

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  19. LOL...he did what I woulda done ;-)

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    1. Ditto to that. Hey to Seymour. :)

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  20. That's a good one. But as an ole Math teacher I must say there is no such thing as exact with it comes to measurements.

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    1. I know this to be true as well Ron. :)

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  21. The Physicist should've been fined for breach of workplace health & safety regulations

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    1. I'm sure he cleared the area before doing this right? I hope so. :)

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