Young Jim applied for an engineering job way in a different town. A local man applied for the same job and both applicants, having the same qualifications, were asked to take a test by the department manager.

Upon completion of the test, both men missed only one question. The manager went up to Jim and said “Thank you for your interest, but we’ve decided to give the local man the job.”

Jim said “Why you gonna be doing that sir? We both got nine questions right.”

The manager said, “We made our decision not on the correct answers, but on the one you missed.”

Jim asked “And just how the heck would one incorrect answer be more better than the other?”

The manager replied, “Simple, the local man put down on question #5, ‘I don’t know,’ you put down, ‘Neither do I.’”

— Hi Lama