Monday, January 23, 2006

Uh, I can't think of a post title.

If you want a laugh, visit the help articles on a job-hunting Web site. Since most of those sites are equally useless, it doesn't matter which one you pick. My favorites are the multiple-choice quizzes, which are so laughably easy that you have to wonder how the folks who wrote them got their jobs. Here's a typical online job-hunting quiz question:

When asked about a previous employer you disliked, you respond by...

a) Saying, "I was always taught that if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all."
b) Telling the interviewer how underappreciated you were, and how relieved you are to be rid of that employer.
c) Putting a positive spin on a negative experience.
d) Brandishing the severed head of your previous supervisor and warning the interviewer that the same awaits any who would dishonor you.

Now, do you have any doubt as to which is the correct answer? If you said c, then you are a person of average intelligence who understands the basics of life (fire burns, trees are green, you need air to live). If you said anything but c, well then you're the kind of person these quiz-makers are trying to help.

On a different topic, in taking the Smurf personality test I found on Sarcasmo's blog, I learned that Smurfette was created by Gargamel. Is this true? If so, does that mean Gargamel is God?

4 Comments:

Blogger Daniel J. Linehan said...

(d) sounds like the advice they'd give out at the Klingon Employment Agency.

5:01 PM  
Blogger Amy McWeasel said...

Yes, it is true that Gargamel created Smurfette. She was meant to destroy the Smurfs. Some might say Smurfette is a parallel for Eve. :-P~

9:16 PM  
Blogger TrackerNeil said...

So the creators of the Smurfs themselves signed on to that tired old woman-as-corrupter schtick? Geez Louise...that cartoon was for KIDS!

10:27 PM  
Blogger Yagathai said...

It's never too early to teach kids the truth about the so-called "gentle" sex.

10:25 AM  

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