The local sheriff was looking for a deputy, so Todd—who was not exactly
the sharpest nail in the bucket—went in to try out for the job.
"Okay," the sheriff began, "Todd, what is 1 and 1?"
"Eleven," he replied.
The sheriff thought, "That's not what I meant, but he's right."
"What two days of the week start with the letter T?"
"Today and tomorrow."
The sheriff was again surprised that Todd had supplied a correct answer
that he had never thought of himself.
"Now, Todd, listen carefully: Who killed Abraham Lincoln?"
Todd looked a little surprised, thought really hard for a minute, and
finally admitted, "I don't know."
"Well, why don't you go home and work on that one for a while?"
So Todd wandered over to the barbershop, where his pals were waiting to
hear the results of the interview.
Todd was exultant: "It went great! First day on the job, and I'm
already working on a murder case!"