Steve was in a terrible accident at work. He fell through the floor tile and
ripped off both of his ears. Since he was permanently disfigured, he settled
with the company for a rather large sum of money and went on his way.
One day, Steve decided to invest his money in a small, but growing telecom
business. After weeks of negotiations, he bought the company outright. But
after signing on the dotted line, he realized that he knew nothing about
running such a business and quickly set out to hire someone who could do
that for him.
The next day he had set up three interviews. The first guy was great. He
knew everything he needed to and was very interesting. But at the end of the
interview, Steve asked him, "Do you notice anything different about me?"
The gentleman answered, "Why yes, I couldn't help but notice you have no
ears". Steve got very angry and threw him out.
The second interview was with a woman, and she was even better than the
first guy. But he asked her the same question,
"Do you notice anything different about me?
She replied, "Well, you have no ears." Steve again was upset and tossed her
out. The third and last interview was the best of all three.
It was with a very young man who was fresh out of college. He was smart. He
was handsome. And he seemed to be a better businessman than the first two
put together. Steve was anxious, but went ahead and asked the young man the
same question: "Do you notice anything different about me?"
And to his surprise, the young man answered, "Yes. You wear contact lenses."
Steve was shocked, and said, "What an incredibly observant young man.
How in the world did you know that?"
The young man fell off his chair laughing hysterically and replied, "Well,
it's pretty hard to wear glasses with no ears!"