Job Interview Blues
Renée (pictured) walks us through a tough one:
“We like brain puzzles here. Do you like brain puzzles?”
I can’t think of anything I like less, sir.
He begins. “Get out some paper.”
“You have 22 socks in a drawer. Half are red, half are green. If you are choosing them randomly, how long before you have a pair?”
The answer is three, of course. And I come to that eventually, though not before I am done administering fractional half-lives and pension plans for each individual sock.
“Simple thinking is the virtue of the unimaginative!” I say, losing.
You see, she’s too creative a thinker for her own good. Read on for more brain puzzles and whimsy.