The Eccentric Interviewer
An eccentric boss was interviewing a lady applicant for a post in his company. He had a candle at his desk. With a smug in his face, the
boss asked the applicant, “Why did the elephant eat the
The lady, after a moment of pause, attempted an answer, “Because the elephant was crazy?”
The boss laughed sneeringly and said, “No, you brainless lady …because the elephant wanted a light snack!”
The applicant was getting annoyed and insulted. She wanted to get back at the interviewer.
“Sir,” she said, “do you know what kind of candle burns longer, a red candle or a green candle?”
The boss was stumped. “A red candle?” he guessed.
“Neither!” the lady said. “Candles always burn shorter! You lack brains!”
* One has to be careful with the words one uses on another. Just as we do not like to
1. be lied to
2. be slandered
3. to have harsh words used upon us
4. to be the target of gossip, rumours, insults, ridicule and so on,
likewise, we should not use such speech upon others.
* It does not pay to try to insult or bring down another person. We are bound to get back negative effects.
Bro. Oh Teik Bin