Three men were all applying for the same job as a
detective. One was Polish, one was Jewish, and one was Italian. Rather
than ask the standard questions during the interview, the chief
decided to ask each applicant just one question and base his decision
upon that answer.
When the Jewish man arrived for his interview, the
chief asked, "Who killed Jesus Christ?" The Jewish man answered
without hesitation "The Romans killed him." The chief thanked him and
When the Italian man arrived for his interview, the
chief asked the same question. He replied "Jesus was killed by the
Jews." Again, the chief thanked the man who then left.
When the Polish man arrived for his interview, he
was asked the exact same question. He thought for a long time, before
saying, "Could I have some time to think about it?" The chief said,
"OK, but get back to me tomorrow." When the Polish man arrived home,
his wife asked "How did the interview go?" He replied, "Great, I got
the job, and I'm already investigating a murder!"