User avatarFlaming Horses

You are applying for a job.

There are several other people in line for the position but so far, without realising, you have been the strongest candidate. When the interviewer looks away you quickly wipe the sweat from your brow. Someone has left the heating on; you think it’s a deliberate ploy to put you under pressure.

It all comes down to the last question, which is separated into two parts:

A) You are passing through a popular field. All of a sudden you notice a horse, on fire, charging towards you. You do not have enough time to run away. The flaming horse is going to collide with you unless you do something immediately. You do not have any weapons or tools at your disposal. What do you do?

B) You are passing through an unpopular field. It’s all dirty and marshy. All of a sudden you notice a horse, on fire, charging towards a small group of zombie children, who are also on fire. They are going to collide unless you do something immediately. You do not have any weapons or tools at your disposal. You cannot leave the situation as it is and walk away. What do you do?

Your answers will determine whether or not you get the job.

Think carefully.

7 comments to Flaming Horses

  • Kevil

    That isn’t one question in two parts, that is two distinct questions. Are they linked in some way?

  • It’s two hypothetical scenarios that revolve around beef.

  • Aha! That’s all the clues I needed.

    A) Drop and roll at the last moment so the charging horse passes me by. Then use the heat from the horse fire to cook the beefburgers that are in my shirt pocket. (The beefburgers are clearly alluded to in the question if you read between the lines.)

    B) Leave the situation as it is and run away. Eat some beefburgers when you get home.

  • Very interesting.

    So you wouldn’t punch the horse in the face?

  • It would be tempting but ultimately you have to weigh the benefits of punching a horse in the face with the downsides of burning your knuckles.

  • Ian "Mac Mac Mac Mac" McIver

    So it’s not worth the nipple tassel then?

    (that’s Cockney rhyming slang for hassle).

  • Please. I live in London. You don’t have to explain Cockney rhyming slang to me. We speak in nothing else at work.

    Or should I say: we battery acid leak in nothing else at handsome middle-aged Turk.

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