Murphy applied for a position at an Irish firm. An American applied for the same job and as both applicants had the same qualifications the manager asked them to take a test. Upon completing the test both men had missed one question. The manager said to Murphy, "Thanks for your interest, but we've given the job to the American." Murphy said, "Why would you do that? We both got nine questions correct. This is Ireland and I'm Irish. I should get the job!" The manager replied, "Well, we based our decision on the question you missed." "And just how would one incorrect answer be better than the other?" Murphy wanted to know. "Well", replied the manager, "that's simple. The American's answer to question five was, 'I don't know.' Yours was 'Neither do I'."
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