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Two people are claiming to be an expert in your field, one is and one is faking. What question do you ask to find the imposter?

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u/GoodEggle 8d ago Silver Helpful Wholesome

I would give them a pretty easy question to answer with multiple choice, except the correct answer isn’t an option. The real expert would probably be confused and explain to me that none of the choices are correct. The fake would probably take an educated guess.

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u/Orange_Scribbler 8d ago

Good one. I was thinking to ask something arbitrary and not real. The real expert would say it wasn’t a thing while the poser would try to answer

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u/eighthourlunch 8d ago

I had a job interview like that once. I answered, "No one in this line of work is ever going to do that, so I'm not going to answer that one."

They offered me the job.

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u/MultipleDinosaurs 8d ago

This- except all answers are correct. Having to choose the most correct answer is typically how school/testing works in my field.

If they groan and say- “ugh… not another one of these…” that’s the real expert.

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u/Daikataro 8d ago Silver

Add to it that they're all the most correct one for each a different set of circumstances. Reply with "there are no right or wrong answers, choose the one you think applies" when asked for clarification.

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u/maloneth 8d ago

I’m a sign language interpreter.

I would literally just ask any question in sign language.

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u/In_ran_a_mad_Iran 8d ago

What if the real one signs in another sign language

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u/maloneth 8d ago

Wouldn’t matter if the answer was in another sign language. If they understood my question, that means they’re fluent in the sign language that I chose, meaning they’d be the expert. The content and language of the answer itself is irrelevant, so long as it IS an answer.

The imposter likely wouldn’t even know I was asking them a question, and would probably be like a deer in headlights.

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u/ovad67 8d ago

Do any of you remember the fake signer that was on TV sitting next to police in Florida. Like that was going to last. If you had one choice of any state that would happen out of all 50, what state would be your guess?

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u/01kickassius10 8d ago

Or the one at Nelson Mandela’s funeral

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u/Nikcara 8d ago Helpful

Whoever curses the least when asked about western blots is clearly the imposter.

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u/cannaco19 8d ago

That moment you realize in your sleep deprived state that you accidentally purchased an antibody for the folded protein rather than the unfolded protein when you start to image your western but then remember you forgot your SDS denaturation step so it’s all good /s

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u/bouncii99 8d ago

A comedy of errors

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u/JasonP27 8d ago

When transferring a deceased patient to the morgue and the morgue trolley is broken or the deceased doesn't fit in the trolley what is the proper course of action?

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u/james_d_rustles 8d ago Silver Wholesome Starry

Cover in Vaseline (prevents sticking) and pull by the feet.

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u/Idiot_Savant_Tinker 8d ago Silver

What a wonderful mental image you have vomited into my mind.

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u/SlitScan 8d ago Starry Table Slap

transfer to wheelchair and leave them outside radiology until your shift ends, because CoVid nobody is working in radiology and theres no room in the morgue.

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u/theotherquantumjim 7d ago All-Seeing Upvote

Create incision down back, wear deceased like a suit and casually walk to morgue. Remember to take bodysuit off when you get there. You might need a quick shower

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u/fischerandchips 7d ago

put sunglasses on him and wait for morning shift to deal with it.

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u/Kahl_Doggo 8d ago

What's a good fingerings for insert note name on bassoon. The faker will give you a fingering. The real director will sigh and tell you a good one doesn't exist.

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u/blorbschploble 8d ago

Collary, we don’t tune to oboe because it has the purest tone. It’s just what we tell the oboeist to stop them from trying to tune.

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u/amb405 8d ago

How do you make two oboes play in tune?

Shoot the one on the right.

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u/BilboSwaggins1993 8d ago edited 8d ago

I'd ask them what they think it means to "observe" a double slit experiment. If they mention "eyes", "looking at it changes the outcome" or anything similar, they are the imposter.

Bonus question: I'd ask what they think of LabView. If the answer contains less than two swear words, they are an imposter.

Edit: Typos

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u/genitalwaffles 8d ago

Boy that LabVIEW question is right on the money. My advisor is a wizard with it and I have tried. Multiple times. I still don't get it. I'm decent with coding too it is just entirely incomprehensible. Luckily my lab transitioned Matlab/Python stuff so now I only have to pull out old lab view codes on occasion.

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u/misterpoopybutthole5 8d ago Gold Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy

I ask how they're doing, if they say anything resembling "good" they get taken out back and shot

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u/ksharpalpha 8d ago

I was going to ask if they wanted the job. If anything resembling an affirmative, they’re to be escorted out of the building.

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u/orne777 8d ago

Ah a fellow nurse!!!

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u/TokesNotHigh 8d ago

Or EMS provider. Whenever someone answers this question with "just living the dream" you know they've been dead inside for years.

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u/orne777 8d ago

A very common phrase at my hospital...

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u/KenEarles3 8d ago

“Another day in paradise” when asked “how’s it going”

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u/awfulcrowded117 8d ago

I ask them what they don't know about the field. Even an expert doesn't know everything about their field, but someone faking likely doesn't know enough to be able to answer convincingly.

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u/CarsReallySuck 8d ago

There’s stuff I know I don’t know, and stuff I don’t know I don’t know.

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u/Square_Poop_ 8d ago Silver

Let's be clear. There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don't know.

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u/awfulcrowded117 8d ago

The really wonky one is the unknown knowns. The crap you don't know that you know.

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u/keyjeyelpi 8d ago

Story time. When I started college, I met up with some of my high school friends, and there was this one guy who always talks a bunch of big BS. He said he was going to one of the top schools in our country, in which he was taking up IT (same as me). So, generally I asked which language were they teaching. The fucker replied with "English with a little bit of Spanish".

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u/flamingnothing 8d ago

Even i with minimal knowledge could answer that

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u/keyjeyelpi 8d ago

Yeah, my friend's a nice guy, he's just not that bright. It's funny at times, it's sad on others, here it was a combination of both.

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u/Salty-Bank3341 8d ago

I shall show both a rock. The person who fails to immediately start telling me unprompted facts about it then they are the fake.

But they can be saved by taking them on several hikes and drives and pointing out all the cool rocks they are so ignorant about.

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u/rbclark47 8d ago

Worked for a small geophysics company as their IT specialist for years, and would go on hikes with a group of co-workers from time to time (Arizona). The geologists would trail behind and eventually one of us would have to go back and almost blindfold them to finish the hike. They were just so overwhelmed by .... rocks and stuff...

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u/Comprehensive-Ask151 7d ago

I'm a botanist by training and can confirm, we are very distracted hikers, especially when I'm a pod.

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u/archangelsknife 8d ago

Tell me the first step you should take when troubleshooting an issue.

I'm in tech support, for the record.

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u/geekworking 8d ago

Listen to the complaint and clarify the actual issue. Users are generally shit at explaining issues.

If you go back and review cases with poor outcomes (mad customers, unsolved issue) a lot are due to company policies and also customers, but in the cases where it is the techs fault it is typically because tech didn't fully understand the issue and went down the wrong path giving customers wrong information and not fixing the problem.

This skill is even more important for 2nd/3rd tier support as it is easy to follow the first guy's wrong path instead of backing up and checking if you are heading in the correct direction.

I spent many years managing support teams, for the record.

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u/ulyssessword 8d ago

Users are generally shit at explaining issues.

As a user, I ran into that the other day.

My original complaint was "My computer won't boot up." They told me to check the cables etc. so I had to clarify: "When I boot my computer, it displays an error screen instead of Windows."

That's not a terrible mistake to make, particularly since it's self-correcting. It's still my mistake, though.

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u/whobood 8d ago

Turn it off and then on again?

EDIT: Shit my bad... the right answer is to put in a trouble ticket so that IT can come turn it off and then on again.

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u/nerddadddy 8d ago

Surprisingly the turn it off and on again is still highly relevant for may complex enterprise level products.

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u/bigg_brain_moment 8d ago

Reboot?

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u/archangelsknife 8d ago

I would have also accepted "check to make sure it's plugged in".

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u/cyricor 8d ago

Every customer hates it until he spends 6 hours troubleshooting drivers and windows to finally find the printer unplugged. Humbling experience made me not minding lvl1 support from that moment on.

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u/Blast338 8d ago

Sr. I need you to look at the wires on the back of the computer and let me know if all the cables are pushed in all the way.

I can’t see.

Why can’t you see?

It’s dark.

Can’t you turn on a light?

No. The powers out.

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u/Subwaypossum 8d ago

My spouse used to do tech support and one time he had a blind customer call in for help. Guy was very old, very sweet, and very blind. He had the computer set up so everything he mouse over would be said aloud, so he put my spouse on speaker phone so he could hear along. The call lasted over 3 hours but he got the job done. Spouse said despite bring the most frustrating, hardest call of his life, the old man was great so he wasn't the worst customer to date. After that call most calls seemed like a, walk in the park as far as troubleshooting too.

Eta - this was in the days before remote access, probably 2004 or so?

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u/crackhappy 8d ago

Turn it off and on again.

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u/SonofBeckett 8d ago

Boss hired a guy who claimed to have had several years of gardening. I asked him to point out some weeds. He pointed at a lilac.

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u/Quick_Mel 8d ago

Should have pointed at the dill

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u/Skwareblox 8d ago Silver Gold Wholesome Party Train

Just put a gun on the ground and the first one to go for it and put it in their mouth probably works in the same industry that I do.

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u/Wonder_Necessary 8d ago

May I ask what field this is? Lmao

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u/Skwareblox 8d ago Silver Helpful Wholesome Seal of Approval Doom

Retail.

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u/CrazyDaimondDaze 8d ago

My condolenses.

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u/duppy_c 8d ago Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Table Slap

condolenses

You're making a spectacle of yourself

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u/Mouse-Crafty 8d ago

It’s very simple, put both in a plane, the one who survived is the expert; the one who crash in a corn field creating a big flame ball was the fake one

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u/mikethemoose35 8d ago

The same plane?

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u/AltSpRkBunny 8d ago

Of course. The real one will fight harder for the chance to land it.

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u/TheBlueNinja0 8d ago

What if he bails out, but makes sure to have his parachute and, more importantly, his selfie stick?

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u/CaptainHahn 8d ago Silver Gold Wholesome

Read this word aloud - shibboleth.

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u/orangepun-king 8d ago

As a student I always saw the word but never heard it pronounced. Is it she-bol-eth?

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u/joec_95123 8d ago

I found him! Here is the imposter, everyone. Case closed.

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u/orangepun-king 8d ago

How do you actually say it? 😅

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u/nonicknamenelly 8d ago

I, too, would like to confirm.

But isn’t that the original historical word used to sort enemy vs ally somewhere, the inspiration for this very question?

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u/cecaallis 7d ago

It's from a lesser-known bible story and the intent is to distinguish between an accent with an sh-sound and an accent without one.

5 And the Gileadites took the passages of Jordan before the Ephraimites: and it was so, that when those Ephraimites which were escaped said, Let me go over; that the men of Gilead said unto him, Art thou an Ephraimite? If he said, Nay;

6 Then said they unto him, Say now Shibboleth: and he said Sibboleth: for he could not frame to pronounce it right. Then they took him, and slew him at the passages of Jordan: and there fell at that time of the Ephraimites forty and two thousand.

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u/_PM_ME_PANGOLINS_ 8d ago

Ah, a fellow academic systems administrator.

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u/RaydnJames 8d ago Silver

I know this word from The West Wing

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u/expedidevi 8d ago

Can you demonstrate Buckley's four-coin roll down, if not can you give a description?

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u/ArmyOfDog 8d ago Silver

They’re illusions, Michael!

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u/dwimber 8d ago

A trick is something a whore does for money!

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u/cashmerered 8d ago

What is most important when working with children?

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u/ImpracticallySharp 8d ago Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome Table Slap Looking

Don't kill more than you'll be able to eat.

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u/TheyMakeMeWearPants 8d ago

Sort of related, I was going to go with "thaw before cooking"

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u/king-of-new_york 8d ago Silver

Don’t end the day with less or more children than you started with

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u/assholetoall 8d ago

Fuck. Failed that earlier this week. Got a baby bucket refilled.

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u/I_am_not_the_ 8d ago

Yes, as long as it's the right amount, it doesn't even have to be the same children.

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u/king-of-new_york 8d ago

honestly i think some parents won’t mind getting back a different child

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u/waitwhoamitho 8d ago Helpful

Software releases on Fridays, good idea or nah?

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u/arbitrageME 8d ago

The one that says yes is a manager

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u/Kierkin 8d ago

Fuck you and your developer cronies. Why do you do this?!

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u/waitwhoamitho 8d ago

But its just a 1 line fix!!! Zero-risk deployment with autoroll back! Trust me...

;)

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u/Kierkin 8d ago

Please show me your change request so I can reschedule it for Monday after the backup window completes.

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u/obsertaries 8d ago

How do you feel about Sapir-Whorf?

It would basically be a void-kampf test. If their irises dilate and their throat moves involuntary then they’re probably a replicant linguist.

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u/PinkPoodleOFDOOM 8d ago

What's the dumbest question you've ever been asked at work?

That would tell me exactly who the real professional is.

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u/Otheus 8d ago

Not the dumbest questions but on a trouble shooting call the person assured me they were on the page I asked them to navigate to so they could log into their email. They weren't. Then they fought me on the NATO phonetic alphabet for P

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u/SuccoDiUnicorno 8d ago edited 7d ago All-Seeing Upvote

You know the solution of navier-stokes' equations?

Edit: thanks for the award guys!

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u/not-here-yet 8d ago

Well, you start by assuming that all cows are spherical...

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u/algerbanane 8d ago

...and the grass has null friction...

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u/RedditScroller4108 8d ago

...and that there's no air resistance...

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u/burnerboo 8d ago

...and the gravitational pull of mars is null...

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u/Carbohan52 8d ago

Don’t remind me of that shit

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u/--PM-ME-YOUR-BOOBS-- 8d ago

The general solution. Navier-Stokes is solved in some specific cases.

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u/dc_sonoma 8d ago

I do. But in Navajo. You dont, uh...speak Navajo, do you?

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u/Mass-Slayer 8d ago

Explain THAC0.

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u/cilba 8d ago Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy Table Slap

A MEXHIC4N dish

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u/CrazyDaimondDaze 8d ago

Muy Bu3N0, pariente.

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u/TheGreatGameDini 8d ago

To hit armor class 0

That's all I know.

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u/CupcakeValkyrie 8d ago

THAC0 is the number you need to roll to hit an armor class of 0. You determine your "to hit" number by subtracting your target's armor class from your THAC0. Thus, a THAC0 of 16 against an armor class of 6 requires a 10 or higher to hit.

One of the best things to happen to modern D&D (and by modern I mean everything within the last couple of decades) was just removing THAC0 and flipping both scales. Everything's basically the same (as far as attack rolls and AC go) but much more intuitive.

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u/the_resident_skeptic 8d ago Silver Take My Energy

So you say you're a chemist? Pronounce this word:

Unionized.

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u/queetuiree 8d ago

Chemists trade ion

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u/MUFFINxBOII 8d ago

Or carbocation lol

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u/WeTheAwesome 8d ago

This just made me remember organic chemistry and now I need to step outside and take big breaths.

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u/Educational-Buddy-60 8d ago

Is it Un-ionized?

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u/shadboi16 8d ago

Yup, if you say union-ized, you’re either not a chemist or someone that says eon-ized instead of ionized.

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u/GhostBusDAH 8d ago

Sw developer, asked for code example. Got this in response: 74933091717859048625295057362

Was not impressed

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u/Michami135 8d ago Silver Helpful

Ask person 1 what's the best method of passing a value from one area of code to another. Ask person 2 if they agree.

If person 2 agrees, they're the impostor. Otherwise, if person 2 spends several minutes explaining why person 1 is an idiot, then person 1 is the impostor.

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u/JonathenMichaels 8d ago

oooh, I like this one. elegant.

...........shit. I'm the imposter.

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u/Whiskeyjack1234 8d ago

Finish the sentence:

Hello _____

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u/Dragon-factor 8d ago

Darkness my old friend!

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u/schofield101 8d ago Helpful Awesome Answer

My baby, hello my honey, hello my ragtime gaaal!

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u/444unsure 8d ago

Probably ages me but I immediately see a singing and dancing frog

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u/kennedye2112 8d ago

EVERYBODY DO THE MICHIGAN RAAAAAG

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u/sznfpv 8d ago

Michigan J Frog

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u/Ok-Organization9073 8d ago

Is it me you're looking for? 🎶

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u/Scooter_McSnailtrail 8d ago Silver

My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

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u/aakruzel 8d ago

Darkness my old friend

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u/Prysorra2 8d ago

Clarice

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u/ArmyOfDog 8d ago

What did one snowman say to the other?

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u/The_She_Ghost 8d ago

It smells like carrots

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u/ArmyOfDog 8d ago

Are you him!?

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u/The_She_Ghost 8d ago

Yes I am him.

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u/ArmyOfDog 8d ago

Great! See that button over there? You’ll need to push it every 108 minutes. I’m out!

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u/The_She_Ghost 8d ago

No wait! It’s a two men job! We’re SUPPOSED TO do it together. It’s what the island wants. This is destiny!

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u/ArmyOfDog 8d ago

I ain’t pushing no button, Frogurt.

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u/akireland9 8d ago

I'm a grad student. The one without imposter syndrome is the imposter

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u/Backroads-Bandit 8d ago

Is the milkshake machine working?

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u/RogueWanderingShadow 8d ago

"Yes. But fuck you, we're cleaning it. We'll be cleaning it when you come by tomorrow, too. Oh, and look at that, it's scheduled for a cleaning any time you might stop by for the next sixty to ninety days. Sorry about that. You should contact the franchise owner is 1-800-SUK-ACOK. Good luck. I've never gotten through either."

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u/Ninjabonez86 8d ago

You have a resident with severe dementia sitting in there room covered in shit. You try to persuade them to be cleaned up and changed and they scream violently at you.

Do u:

A) grab some help and force clean the resident because it's gotta get done

B) resident has the right to refuse

C) have the nurse double up the meds so they calm down and stop fighting

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u/thewatisit 7d ago edited 7d ago

Put them in the dementia fight club and advertise their specialty as having poison attack

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u/Cluefuljewel 8d ago edited 8d ago

What’s the difference between an en and an em?

Edit: Well it’s all I could think of! I shoulda known all the smarty pants reddittors would know. It’s a trick question sort of. It would depend on whether you are talking about spaces or dashes.

An em space is the width of an “m”. An en space is the width of a “n”.

An em dash is not the length of an em. Its length varies somewhat depending on the typeface, and it is the typeface designer’s aesthetic decision. but it is used to indicate a pause in a sentence.

An en dash is not the length of an “n”. It is used when indicating a Range of numbers or dates in lieu of to or through.

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u/csl512 8d ago Silver

Or ask about keming

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u/AbleAccount2479 8d ago

And why it's so important on that word!

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u/KiloJools 8d ago

I'm not even in this industry and this is bothering me immensely.

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u/kkirv 8d ago

The en is used for number ranges, the em is used to divide parts of a sentence that same way that a set of commas or a paratheses are used.

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u/Riverpickles 8d ago

They are different letters in the alphabet for sure. el em en oh pee

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u/crazy_like_a_f0x 8d ago Wholesome Table Slap

"What would be the correct ignition timing on a 1955 Bel-Air Chevrolet with a 327 cubic inch engine and a four-barrel carburator?"

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u/mln84 8d ago

That’s a bullshit question.

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u/crazy_like_a_f0x 8d ago

Does that mean that you can't answer it?

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u/kenji-benji 7d ago

IT'S A BULLSHIT QUESTION

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u/MYPENISSHOWSNOMERCY 8d ago

How many toothpicks can you stick down a male’s urethra?

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u/PrudentFlamingo 8d ago

It sounds like you have a particular set of skills

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u/can_i_has_beer 8d ago

His penis shows no mercy

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u/justpassingbye1 8d ago

European or African tooth picks ?

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u/Mister_Marmite 8d ago

I don't know

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u/nobody3_5_4 8d ago

starts flying torwrds the sun

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u/Shirizuna 8d ago

If you stretch it my guess is 5!

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u/GSyncNew 8d ago

How big is the discrepancy between the two competing values of the Hubble constant and what do think is a possible explanation for it?

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u/ArmyOfDog 8d ago

I don’t have the time to explain, but I do have the space.

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u/GSyncNew 8d ago

<rim shot!>

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u/CarrotCakeAndTea 8d ago

Shit. I just asked my husband this question. He's still answering.

It's about 9% between 67.3km/sec/megaparsec and 74km/sec/megaparsec.

Damn you, internet stranger. I may never get to sleep tonight - he's still replying!!

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u/pablo36362 8d ago

How many languages are there?

A fake linguistist will say any number.

The real linguist will say that is a complicated question, because the lines between what is a language and what is another language are blurry at best, let alone what do you count as a variant of the same language and what is not.

Example: =Nahuatl=

Nahuatl is a language spoken in the Mesoamerican part of Mexico. But it has an incredible number of variables.

In some variables you are able to do things in others don't. So much so that some variables don't understand each other's.

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u/iveabiggen 8d ago

A language is a dialect with a flag and an army

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u/Sunsent_Samsparilla 8d ago

Ask them a question that is extremely difficult and/or is unanswerable. The real one will admit they don’t know or that they cannot answer. The fake one will likely give an answer, despite it being far above what they should know/impossible to answer.

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u/publicout 8d ago

Does P = NP?

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u/whobood 8d ago

Not sure, but after I P my PP is MT.

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u/BearLikesHoney 8d ago

Ask them about their time in grad school. Imposter will talk about how great and easy it was. Expert will start crying and potentially start showing signs of PTSD.

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u/donniedarko5555 8d ago

Software engineer here who used to work at a NASA facility on a team of mostly PhD's. This was the shocking thing.

Also when you meet a person who has something like a masters in physics their first question is always so what happened. And theres always a tragic story there in there about being shoved along a PhD program for 5+ years and life happened

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u/OkHomework7009 8d ago

Ask if we’re fully staffed lol. If they say anything other than, I hope so or we better be, they the impasta.

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u/TheeFryingDutchman 8d ago

After a long night of strippers and blow, exactly how many monster energies and gas station burritos must be consumed before you can safely run 7018 on pipe?

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u/TheClimateChanger 8d ago

What is the most common way people say they got a _____ stuck in their land of no return.

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u/partymouthmike 8d ago

They "fell" on it

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u/Fromanderson 8d ago

I literally had to do this once. A old coworker of mine switched cell phone carriers and got a new number. Old phone numbers are not supposed to be recycled for a while. Unfortunately his old carrier reused the number almost immediately. The guy who got it was occasionally still getting calls from people who hadn’t gotten the memo yet.

When their dentist called to confirm an appointment the guy told them that the whole family had been killed in a car accident and that he was a relative handling the estate. Apparently the receptionist just about fainted when they walked in the door for the appointment. He told people all sorts of horrible things like that. It was about this time my new employer was looking for some extra help and tried contacting my old coworker. I hadn’t talk to him in a while so I still have the old number. The office tried to call and the guy actually with the old number set up a job interview.

I called him to shoot the breeze for a bit and he didn’t sound quite right. They had similar voices but it was just off. He claimed to be getting over a cold but I wasn’t buying it. So I asked him his opinion of a notoriously terrible manufacturer that we both loathed. When he said they were ok, I knew he he was a fake.

I called a mutual friend and got his new number to let him know what was going on but he already knew.

Such a super creepy and terrible thing to do.

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u/PlayrR3D15 8d ago

What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow? If they say they don't know, they're the imposter. If they ask African or European, they're the real deal

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u/VitaminPb 8d ago

How are you so wise in these matters?

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u/kokirikid42 8d ago

Hey, how do you pronounce grabs random bottle off the shelf this medication?

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u/themomerath 8d ago

Yoooo, I’d nail that no problem. Was a pharmacy tech for 10 years, still get flashbacks to the phone calls where people wanted their “medication. The small white one.”

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u/QAOfficial 8d ago

What does edging mean to you?

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u/A--Creative-Username 7d ago

Ma'am, this is a wendy's.

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u/intensely_human 8d ago

Tell me about a recent fuckup you made while writing software.

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u/A_Guy_in_Orange 8d ago

Gonna need a more specific question mate, the ones on my branch that don't really count or the one that SHOULD HAVE BEEN COUGHT DURING REVIEW and took down production. Or do you mean in the spaghetti shitshow that is my personal fuck ups?

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u/escargeaux 8d ago

If they claim they can fix IT issues without Google.

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u/melbthrowaway65 8d ago

Is there any IT technician who can fix stuff without google?

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u/Kierkin 8d ago

No. There is not.

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u/Stoic_Scientist 8d ago

"Tell me about the different learning styles like visual, auditory, and kinesthetic."

If they go on some ramble about the differences and how teaching to people's learning style is important, they are the imposter. If they say that these have been debunked and there is no evidence to support the idea, they are the expert.

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u/Ravenclaw79 8d ago

Whaaaa? I learned that crap in teacher prep classes!

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u/TheMiserableSail 8d ago

Most teachers believe that though so it's kind of awkward that teachers are not an expert in the field of education

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u/MOTUkraken 8d ago

How is it debunked? Genuine interest.

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u/Kuteg 8d ago

Similar to most typifications, studies that have tested the VARK model find that people do not consistently fall into the same category.

However, I believe that there is still value in the model. Not in teaching to individual styles, but in recognizing that there are different ways to present information. What works for one student doesn't necessarily work for another student. I will switch between different modes not because a given student is always a visual learner, but because in a given circumstance, maybe a graph is what is needed to get things to "click".

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u/DarthDregan 8d ago

I walk them into a theater and ask them "what is the name of that Shakespeare play... the Scottish one?"

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u/CaptBranBran 8d ago

"Macbeth. Good luck!"

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u/TheRealZejfi 8d ago

Scottish play.

Fair thoughts and happy hours attend on you. Fair thoughts and happy hours attend on you. Fair thoughts and happy hours attend on you.

Just to be safe.

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u/GreenWater101 8d ago

What's a seg fault?

In software engineering some languages (older ones) would tell you something went wrong with a seg fault. What went wrong? Fuck you seg fault that's what.

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u/TheyMakeMeWearPants 8d ago

Well that's what you get when you access nacho memory. Who's memory is it? It's nacho memory!

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u/SephariusX 8d ago

I don’t care, they’re on my damn field and are trespassing so I want them BOTH gone!

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u/ABigNothingBurger 8d ago

What are your thoughts on setting up virtual servers via group policy?

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u/rukoslucis 8d ago

I´ll ask them to go to the beehive without a suit and get me some frames.

The imposter will show itself quickly

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u/A-Dawg11 8d ago

I ask "how's it going?"

If they say anything other than "living the dream!", I know they're fake (it's Software Sales code for "I wanna fucking die").

I keed.

In all seriousness, I'd ask "what does BANT stand for?"

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u/f11tn88ss 8d ago

which hurts more, back or knee's?

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u/444unsure 8d ago

Working construction building houses in Arizona, there was this dude who must have been in his 50s installing carpet every single day. Using his knee to stretch the carpet. I just can't imagine that being good for the longevity of joints

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u/zxDanKwan 8d ago

Well, it sounds like it’s good for at least 50 years ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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