Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Stupid Interview Question -- Jane Goodall Edition

Hollywood is full of a bunch of copycats in expensive (but designed to look cheap) clothes. While these execs will never admit it, I'll bet you a Caramel Macchiato that Supernanny/Nanny 911, Dancing with the Stars/Skating with Celebrities, Trading Spouses/Wife Swap, Lost/Invasion, Beverly Hills 90210/90210, Dallas/Dynasty, Simon & Simon/Riptide (ok, I'll stop) are more than just eerie coincidences.

But idea mimicry isn't limited to just stealing movie or TV show ideas. It extends into day-to-day behavior -- like testing Newton's Second Law of Motion. With that in mind, I offer the following question one of my loyal readers received during a job interview.

"When I get angry, I sometimes throw things...Is that okay?"

Monkey See Monkey Do?

If you were the victim of a dumb interview question, please send them along to TempX@tempdiaries.com. I promise your identity will be protected.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I actually heard the dumbest answer to a question that stumped the interviewee. So she answered,

"Excuse me, I have to go outside for a moment and meditate on it."

In her defense, she lived in Marin County.

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