Just so I'm clear, because you don't understand the question being asked, you assume the interviewers and employees are a bunch of half-witted idiots? I rarely go an interview without asking a question along the lines of how many quarter does it take to get to the top of the empire state building or if they have expressed an interest in a particular sport, substitute the empire state building for the cross-bar of a soccer goal or hockey post. I don't care about the right answer. I want to see 2 things: 1) Can you logical think through a problem without giving up using context clues and 2) How do you react under pressure. Both are critical aspects of the jobs my employees perform and if they aren't capable of producing an answer and substantiating it with reasonable thought, they are not a viable candidate.
I'm sorry that you aren't capable of understanding the question being asked, but that doesn't make the rest of us unintelligent.
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