Bubba applied for an engineering position.
Jim applied for the same job. Both applicants, having the same
qualifications, were asked to take a test by the manager. Upon
completion of the test, both men only missed one of the
The manager went to Bubba and said: "Thanks for your interest,
but we've decided to give the Jim the job."
Bubba asked: "And why are you giving him the job? We both got
nine questions correct!"
The manager said: "We have made our decision not on the
correct answers, but, rather, on the one question that you
Bubba then asked: "And just how would one incorrect answer be
better than the other?"
The manager said: "Bubba, it's like this. On question No. 4
Jim put down; 'I don't know.'
You put down, 'Neither do I.'"
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