A young college graduate, fresh out of accounting school, went to a interview for a high-paying job at a fortune 500 company. The head of accounting asked various questions about him and his education, but then asked him a simple math question, “What is three times seven?”
“22,” replied the young man.
“Thank you very much,” said the interviewer. “We will let you know if you get the job.”
After he left, he double-checked the math problem on his calculator (which he regretted not taking to the interview) and realized that since he had given an incorrect answer he wouldn’t get the job.
About two weeks later, he received an email congratulating him on his new position at the firm! Not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, he was still very curious as to why he had been selected for the job, so the next day, he went in and asked how he had gotten the job, even though he had gotten such a simple question wrong.
“Well,” the interviewer shrugged and said, “you were the closest.”
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