Friday, September 21, 2007

Friday Funny

In one of our business meetings, a marketing rep for one of our Bank-at-Work products presented this. It was an exercise to see how we handled our business tasks. For smart people, it's pretty humorous. If you don't get it, well............. Try to formulate an answer to each question before you look at the answer.

A simple test for smart people.

1. How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?
The correct answer is: Open the refrigerator, put in the giraffe, and close the door. This question tests whether you tend to do simple things in an overly complicated way.

2. How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator?
Did you say, open the refrigerator, put in the elephant, and close the refrigerator? If so, that's the wrong answer. The correct answer is: Open the refrigerator, take out the giraffe, put in the elephant, and close the door. This tests your ability to think through the repercussions of your previous actions.

3. The lion king is hosting an animal conference. All of the animals attend, except one. Which animal does not attend.
Correct answer: The elephant. The elephant is in the refrigerator. This tests your memory. Okay, even if you didn't answer the first three questions correctly, you still have one more chance to show your true abilities.

4. There is a river you must cross but it is used by many crocodiles, and you don't have a boat. How do you manage it?
Correct answer: You jump into the river and swim across. Have you been listening? All the crocodiles are attending the animal conference. This tests whether you learn quickly from your mistakes.

According to Anderson Consulting Worldwide, around 90% of all professionals they tested got all questions wrong compared to 70% of 4 year old preschoolers getting at least 2 questions correct. Though not my normal Friday fodder, it does make you chuckle with that thought, "How did I miss that question?" in the back of your head.

Have a great weekend everyone.


Blogger Kyle said...

YES!! this goes right along with the classic line of elephant jokes that we all know and love

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