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|Accounting For Taste |
Date: Sent Thursday, November 17, 2022
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The accountant for the law firm of Dewey, Cheatham & Howe was retiring after working for the firm for seventeen years. Cheatham was interviewing
applicants, and was disappointed, as only three had even bothered to send in a resume.
After looking over the application of the first, an accountant with six years experience at Goldman Sachs, he called the first applicant in, and asked
the woman what 2 plus 2 was.
She answered, "Four."
Cheatham said he would call her if she was selected.
The second candidate was a CPA from Harvard, and at the end of the interview he was asked the same question, "What is two and two?"
The CPA replied, "Four." Cheatham told him that he would call the young man if he was selected.
The third applicant was a recently-graduated philosophy. Cheatham figured that this wasn't going to go anywhere, but thought, "What the hey? I've got
nothing to lose."
He interviewed the young man quickly and asked, "I know you don't have an accountancy background, but can you tell me what two plus two is?"
To which the philosophy major replied, "Can you tell me what would you want it to be?"
And was hired on the spot.
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