Two young engineers fresh out of college put in applications for an engineering position with a company. Both clients having the exact same qualifications, they were asked to take a test by the Department manager to help decide which one to hire. Upon completion of the test, both applicants had missed only one of the questions. After reviewing the tests, the manager decided to speak with the losing applicant first:
Manager: Thanks for your interest, but we have decided to give the position to the other applicant.
Applicant: Why would you do that? We both got 9 questions correct - why choose the other applicant over me?!
Manager: We have made our decision not based upon the correct answers, but on the question you missed.
Applicant: And just how would one incorrect answer be better than the other?
Manager: Simple. The other applicant put answered "I don't know" for question 5. Your answer was "Neither do I."