Aloha Friday Message – April 18, 2008


Beloved, here is a little exercise I hope you find enlightening and amusing. In the original mailing, the font-color was the same as the background color, so readers had to highlight the answers to see them. In this blog entry, all of the answers are right there for you to see.

Test your reasoning skills
How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?

The correct answer is: Open the refrigerator, put in the giraffe, and close the door. This question tests whether you tend to do simple things in an overly-complicated way.

2. How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator?
Did you say, Open the refrigerator, put in the elephant, and close the refrigerator? Wrong Answer.

Correct Answer: Open the refrigerator, take out the giraffe, put in the elephant and close the door. This tests your ability to think through the repercussions of your previous actions.

3. The Lion King is hosting an animal conference. All the animals attend…. except one. Which animal does not attend?

Correct Answer: The Elephant. The elephant is in the refrigerator. Didn’t you just put him in there? This tests your memory.

Okay, even if you did not answer the first three questions correctly, you still have one more chance to show your true abilities.

4. There is a river you must cross, but it is used by crocodiles, and you do not have a boat. How do you manage it?

Correct Answer: You jump into the river and swim across. Have you not been listening? All the crocodiles are attending the Animal Meeting. This tests whether you learn quickly from your mistakes.

According to Anderson Consulting Worldwide, around 90% of the professionals they tested got the answers to all questions wrong, but many preschoolers got several correct answers. Anderson Consulting says this conclusively disproves the theory that most professionals have the brains of a four-year-old.

Send this out to frustrate all of your smart friends.
PS: Just the fact that I sent it to you should make you feel good.

So what’s with the picture? Just tell me which direction the school bus is facing. If the driver starts it up, which direction will it go when it moves forward? To the left or to the right? If you don’t know for sure, drop me a note and I’ll give you the answer.

In closing, here’s some information about another kind of test.

God tests us. He uses one of those incredible essay questions:
“Do you love Me? Why or why not?”

That’s THE BIG ONE worth 95 points out of a hundred possible points. But then he gives us lots of 25 point pop-quizzes with hundreds of bonus questions each worth up to 10 points each. Some are T/F, some multiple-choice, and some fill-in-the-blanks. Yes, He does test us, mostly on the essay, but, Good God that He is, he wants us all to get an A+ so they’re all open Book tests.

I love you, too. Make it a great day. Pray for Peace and believe your prayer will be answered.

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American Roman Catholic reared as a "Baptiterian" in Denver Colorado.

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