Monday, March 2, 2009

Stupid Interview Question -- Metamucil Edition

I have a number of shortcomings. I'm a slow reader, I'm terrible with names and I only know one joke. It goes something like this...
While on a bird watching expedition in a Brazilian rain forest, a man spots the elusive Foo bird. He's excited as can be and quickly takes out his camera. But before he can snap a photo...SPLAT!!! The bird drops a turd, landing right on the man's shoulder. Instinctively (and certainly grossed out), he wipes it off and immediately dies.

The moral of this story is, ''If the Foo shits, wear it!'
I know this is a joke. You know this is a joke. Even Dog X knows this is a joke. But your average Hollywood executive, well, that's another story. These are the same people who couldn't wait to bring you Viva Laughlin, For the Love of Ray J [For extra fun: Check out the explanation for each contestant's nickname] and The Spirit. So it's somewhere between certain and definite this exec is very cautious when bird poop ends up on their shoulder.

How else can you explain the Stupid Interview Question I received from one of my loyal fans...

"If a bird shits on your head, is it a good thing or a bad thing?"

The only other plausible explanation is the exec plans to bring the Tweety the cockatiel to work. And rather than waste newspaper to clean up after the squab, it'll just relieve itself on the assistant's noggin. Recycled newspapers bring in as much as a penny per pound.

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

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That sounds like one of those interviews that make you think, Hmm... maybe that job at Toys R Us/Spencer Gifts isn't that bad...

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