Two accountants are trying to get a job.
The first one goes in for his interview. They go over his history and experience, tell him about the company, and all the usual things. Then they ask him to take a test. They bring him to a closed room and he sits at the only table, in the only chair.
When he looks at the test, he sees only one question, “What is the answer to 2+2?” He writes down “4” and turns it in. They look at his answer, shake his hand, and inform him they will call him if he gets the job.
The second accountant meets the interviewer later that day and goes through the same motions. The get to know a bit about each other just like the first one, and then send him in for the test.
The second accountant sees the same question, answers it with a brief sentence, and turns it in. The interviewer reads his answer, and immediately shakes his hand, “You’re hired,” he says.
What was the second accountant’s answer to “What is 2+2?
“What do you want it to be?”