# This Could Happen To You!!

Abbas, a fresh computer graduate from a world class university goes for an interview in a Software company.

The interviewer is Waleed, a grubby old man. And the first question he asks Abbas, is are you good at logic?.

“Ofcourse” replies Abbas.

“Let me test you” replies Waleed.

“Two men come down a chimney. One comes with a clean face and the other comes out with a dirty face. Which one washes his face?

Abbas stares at Waleed. “Is that a test in Logic?”

Waleed nods.

“The one with the dirty face washes his face,” He answers wearily.

“Wrong. The one with the clean face washes his face. Examine the simple logic. The one with the dirty face looks at the one with the clean face and thinks his face is clean. The one with the clean face looks at the one with the dirty face and thinks his face is dirty. So; the one with the clean face washes his face.”

“Hmm. I never thought of that” says Abbas. “Give me another test”

Waleed again holds up two fingers “Two men come down a chimney. One comes out with a clean face and the other comes out with a dirty face. Which one washes his face?

“We have already established that. The one with the clean face washes his face”

“Wrong. Each one washes his face. Examine the simple logic. The one with the dirty face looks at the one with the clean face and thinks his face is clean. The one with the clean face looks at the one with the dirty face and thinks his face is dirty. So; the one with the clean face washes his face. When the one with the dirty face sees the one with the clean face washing his face, he also washes his face. So each one washes his face”

“I didn’t think of that!” says Abbas. ” It’s shocking to me that I could make an error in logic. Test me again!.”

Waleed holds up two fingers “Two men come down a chimney. One comes out with a clean face and the other comes out with a dirty face. Which one washes his face?

“Each one washes his face”

“Wrong. Neither one washes his face. Examine the simple logic. The one with the dirty face looks at the one with the clean face and thinks his face is clean. The one with the clean face looks at the one with the dirty face and thinks his face is dirty. But when the one with clean face sees that the one with the dirty face doesn’t wash his face, he also doesn’t wash his face So neither one washes his face”.

Abbas is desperate. “I am qualified for this job. Please give me one more test”

He groans when Waleed lifts his two fingers, “Two men come down a chimney. One comes out with a clean face and the other comes out with a dirty face. Which one washes his face?

“Neither one washes his face”

“Wrong. Do you now see, Abbas, why programming knowledge is an insufficient for this job? Tell me, how is it possible for two men to come down the same chimney, and for one to come out with a clean face and the other with a dirty face? Don’t you see?

Moral:  For our Readers to Decide 🙂

### 35 Responses to This Could Happen To You!!

1. Rania June 22, 2013 at 4:17 PM #

I had 3 logical solutions each time, where is the logic? We need full data and one logical solutions not 3

2. Rania June 22, 2013 at 4:17 PM #

I had 3 logical solutions each time, wheere is the logic? We need full data and one logical solutions not 3

3. ADEGOKE WAHAB May 23, 2013 at 2:08 PM #

fantastic, only the owner of folded hand knows what is there. A serious black market

4. Mohammad Mansour April 30, 2013 at 1:01 PM #

The authorized has always a way to win in the debate ???

5. CHIMNEY November 15, 2012 at 3:50 AM #

VERY INTERESTING ONE BUT WITH A NICE SMILE!

CLEANED ONE!

HHHHHHHHHHHHH…….

6. karim November 12, 2012 at 11:55 AM #

what is logic?
if you have a dog that mean you have house and family, but if you do not have dog that mean you are home less and osn of be>>>

7. Moktadir Shourav November 4, 2012 at 8:48 PM #

Hahaha Don’t let your logic get flawed ;P

8. Dr.maya October 20, 2011 at 8:14 PM #

the moral : whatever you say …. the boss would say wrong

• Syed A K November 9, 2012 at 1:30 PM #

agree with Dr.maya

9. Zaidi_mhamed October 19, 2011 at 9:40 PM #

there are various way to make you fail, if I wanted you to fail….As there are many ways to make you pass if I want you to pass….Subjective reasoning is a double edged arm…

10. HAIDER ALI786 October 19, 2011 at 4:40 AM #

HAHAAHAHA THAT IS AMAZING AND VERU ICE THANKS FOR SHARING…

11. usama October 18, 2011 at 9:44 PM #

wasted 5 mins don’t read it .. its bullshit

12. hhh October 18, 2011 at 5:36 PM #

the logic is when someone ask u to judge a situation or a problem
you should have enough data to be able t have right opinion that be accespted by u and the receiver.
and this a concept in soft

13. Bilalo2005 October 18, 2011 at 7:22 AM #

moral: the boss is always an asshole

14. Lakhani October 17, 2011 at 10:07 PM #

Interviewer should have been fired by HR department.

15. Anonymous October 17, 2011 at 7:46 PM #

I’d beat that interviewer down and go out,
I’d never want to work with such a company

16. Nidal October 17, 2011 at 2:05 PM #

Logic isn’t the same for everybody.each person has his point of view which he believes is right.
BUT….. that doesn’t make others wrong.

17. Misk October 17, 2011 at 1:16 PM #

Moral: it doesn’t matter which answer you choose as long as you support it with a logical reasoning.

18. heba October 17, 2011 at 1:10 PM #

the moral : stop making long boring stories!!
this is a big waste of time !!!

19. heba October 17, 2011 at 1:10 PM #

the moral : stop making long boring stories!!
this is a big waste of time !!!

20. Ali Ponjait October 17, 2011 at 12:47 PM #

For success in life, we have think out of the box, out of our circle (not google+ circle)

and business success will come when you can deal different kind of customer comes with different logic, need and proposals. Somehow I hate the play with questions, question in a question…

This is a great story…I like it..

21. Shomail October 17, 2011 at 12:23 PM #

Stupid interviewer that 1st one cleaned the chimney while coming down….. 😛

22. Abier October 17, 2011 at 12:00 PM #

lol funny story 😛

23. Sam Ismail October 17, 2011 at 11:54 AM #

Really very good logic. It may happen everybody.

24. Owais Shah October 17, 2011 at 8:42 AM #

hilarious. loved it. We have to think out of the box , not in a traditional way.

25. Kiranmaliha18 October 17, 2011 at 8:18 AM #

lolzzzz it is funny but i can figure out…. the person should not answer whtever he/she questioned for rather than figuring out the reason of that question 🙂

26. Hinsaslan October 17, 2011 at 7:37 AM #

really a discouraging story

27. Mahmoo Ulhasan October 17, 2011 at 7:24 AM #

Poor Abbas & crueal waleed!!

28. Mahmoo Ulhasan October 17, 2011 at 7:24 AM #

Poor Abbas & crueal waleed!!

29. Rami Yousef October 17, 2011 at 7:18 AM #

Moral: if the interviewer doesn’t wants to hire you……..no matter what you say, he cannot be convinced.

30. Irfan779 October 17, 2011 at 7:14 AM #

Moral : Dont waste reading your time in super silly and disgusting stories.

31. Irfan779 October 17, 2011 at 7:12 AM #

Lame .. There’s no logic in this story. Tumbs down

32. Piyush October 17, 2011 at 7:03 AM #

phew!! what a story!!!

• Bmehmood_kp October 17, 2011 at 10:38 AM #

There were stares in that house why they choose chimney to come down.

• Anonymous October 17, 2011 at 7:46 PM #

maybe he’s santa