Crazy Interview Question About an Elephant
by Satish Teddy
I was once asked the crazy interview question "What would you do if I gave you an elephant?"
I replied with a question "Is it black or white?"
The interviewer (IBM), did not expect the answer. She just said, "What?"
I repeated my question. My interviewer told me what has color got to do with it.
I replied, color has everything to do with it. A white elephant is a source of pain and I told her the story of how the King of Siam used to punish people by giving them white elephant(s) as gift.
My interviewer told me that this was the first time, a question was answered with a counter question and she did not expect that answer.
I did not get the job.