The local police station was looking for a new recruit, so Bob – who wasn’t exactly the smartest man around – went in to try out for the job.
“Okay,” the police officer said. “Bob, what is 1 and 1?”
“Eleven.” he replied.
It wasn’t exactly the answer the officer was looking for, but it was basically correct. So he asked another: “What two days of the week start with the letter ‘T’?”
“Today and tomorrow.”
He was again surprised that Bob supplied a correct answer that he had never thought of himself. The officer said finally: “Okay Bob, listen carefully: Who killed Abraham Lincoln?”
Bob looked a little surprised, then 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?” The officer told him.
So, Bob wandered over to the pool hall where his pals were waiting to hear the results of the interview. He smiled wide as he walked in: “It went great! First day on the job and I’m already working on a murder case!”