The first man replied, “A thought. It pops into your head, there is no forewarning that it is on the way; it is just there. A thought is the fastest thing I know of.”
“That is very good,” replied the interviewer. “And now you, sir,” he asked the second man.
“Hmmm, let me see….. a blink”, said the second man. “It comes and goes and you do not know it ever happened. A blink is the fastest thing I know of.”
“Excellent!”, said the interviewer. “The blink of an eye. That is a very popular cliché for speed.” He then turned to the third man who was contemplating his reply.
“Well, out on my dads ranch, you step out of the house and on the wall there is a light switch. When you flip that switch, way across the pasture the light at the barn comes on in an instant. Turning on a light is the fastest thing I can think of.”
The interviewer was very impressed with the third answer and thought he had found his man. “It is hard to beat the speed of light.”, he said.
Turning to the fourth man, a Nigerian, he posed the same question.
“After hearing the three previous answers, it is obvious to me the fastest thing known is diarrhea,” said the naija guy.
“What!” said the interviewer, stunned by the response.
“Oh, I can explain,” “You see, the other day I was not feeling so well and ran for the bathroom. But, before I could think, blink, or turn on the light, I shit my pants.”
He got the job! Naija no dey carry last