An Englishman, Scotsman and an Irishman applied for the position of a laboratory assistant.
They all attend an interview. The laboratory manager comes out of his office with three jar and he gives one to each
candidate. He informs them that in each jar is a live spider. He asks them to take the jar home informing them that whoever has the most
comprehensive observation results will be given the job and a starting salary of $60,000.
The exhausted and weary looking candidates returned the following morning. Suddenly the managers door swings open and he
shouts in the English man. "Well, what have you found out about your spider," asked the manager.
"Well it has eight legs, a hairy body and its runs in all different directions." Replied the Englishman.
"Is that all you have to report?" asks the manager.
"Err ... err ... yes" replied the English man. "
"OK, said the manager, "please take a seat outside and send in the Scottish man."
The Scottish was also asked what he had found out about his spider. "Well it has eight legs, a brown body with lots of
small hairs, it is only able to crawl three inches up the jar before falling back and the longest it stays still is five minutes."
"Very good," said the manager, "so far you have the job but I do have one more candidate to see, so could you please
take a seat outside and send in the Irishman."
The Irishman was also asked what he had found out about his spider. "Watch this said the Irishman, who took the lid on
off the jar and placed the spider on the managers desk. he said to the spider COME HERE!, the spider began walking towards him and he said STOP!
and the spider stopped. Again the Irishman placed the spider back and said COME HERE! at which point the spider again began walking towards him,
he again said STOP! and again the spider stopped."
"That's fantastic," said the manager fantastic, "this is worth a fortune, we will be rich !!!!."
The Irishman then said "eh if you think that's good wait for this." He picked up the spider placed it back and pulled
all its legs off and then said to the spider "COME HERE!" the spider didn't move ........ "COME HERE!" Yelled the Irishman, but still the
spider didn't move. The Irishman then screamed "COME HERE!!!" but still the spider didn't move.
The Irishman then proudly stood back and said to the manager "What do you think of that then!"
"Think what about what?" said the manager confused as to what he had proved.
"Well" said the Irishman, "it proves that when you pull a spiders legs off ..... they go deaf."