287. It's Not "What" You Know


287. A vice president of a Manhattan bank needed an assistant. He told his secretary to put an ad on Craigslist. "I want recent MBA graduates," he said. About 200 applicants responded to the detailed ad. The secretary made a list of the applicants. She organized them by sex, school, and languages spoken. She presented the list to her boss. He didn't even look at it. He said, "As you know, I went to Drexel. So, I'm partial to Drexel graduates. Of course, I can't put that in the ad. How many Drexel graduates are there?" She said there were nine. "I have a slightly jealous wife. I can't hire a woman," he said. His secretary said, "There are six male Drexel graduates." He asked, "How many speak Japanese?" She said there were two. He said, "Call them up. Find out if either of them plays golf. I'll interview the golfer." 3.4

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