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The Job

--by Anthony De Mello (May 21, 2001)


Enter first applicant. "You understand that this is a simple test we are giving you before we offer you the job you have applied for?" "Yes." "Well, what is two plus two?" "Four." Enter second applicant. "Are you ready for the test?" "Yes." "Well, what is two plus two?" "Whatever the boss says it is." The second applicant got the job. Which comes first, orthodoxy or the truth? -- Anthony De Mello


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