Sunday, February 08, 2009

Story of Accountants - Take Five

A businessman was interviewing applicants for the position of Divisional Manager. He devised a simple test to select the most suitable person for the job. He asked each applicant the question, "What is two and two"?

The first interviewee was a journalist. His answer was "twenty-two."

The second applicant was an engineer. He pulled out a calculator and showed the answer to be between 3.999999 and 4.000001.

The next person was a lawyer. He stated that in the case of Jenkins v. Commissioner of Stamp Duties (WLR), two and two was proven to be four.

The last applicant was an accountant The business man asked him, "How much is two and two?"

The accountant got up from his chair, went over to the door, closed it then came back and sat down. He leaned across the desk and said in a low voice, "How much do you want it to be?"

He was hired!


Story submitted by Jefus


engkaulah said...

I know for sure this accountant was hired by UMNO.

La Cha Mau said...

But, of course, the interview did take place in Narjeep's office and that's why Perak got stroke and collapsed, no?

Anonymous said...

accountant from BN lah.

apa apa pun boleh if ada wang.

Anonymous said...



In orchestrating the coup de’tat in Perak with the illegal and unconstitutional grab for power, when Nizar is still the legitimate, effective and functioning Mentri Besar, Najib has caused great harm and damage to the system of democracy, the monarchy and the rule of law in Malaysia.

Lim Kit Siang

Anonymous said...

The joke is reality and vice versa..

We expect politcians to be corrupt but not the accountants. In reality, every accountant I met have no spine.

I rather we spend our efforts cleaning up the accounting, law and enforcement profession first before the polticians. After all, how are crabs to teach their young to walk straight.

After all, getting rid of politicians are easy. His job is up for grabs every 5 years or so. How do one get rid of the bad accountants?

Aaah but this is Cakap Tak Serupa Bikin. So its ok for the corrupt accountant to bitch about the corrupt politicians. He is an accountant for life!


moo_t said...

I think the jokes twisted too far from the original. It is a best answer for a position of company account/finance director, but not a divisional manager.

moo_t said...

In business, there is no such thing as "spine" in accounting, but legal or illegal!

A good accountant will save the company in legal way. A bad accountant is the one do the illegal practice and get caught.

Fair said...

Eh..that is creative accounting..

June.W said...

tis guy just giving the answer of every boss want... 6 months bonus for him...kakakaka

Purple~MushRooM said...

Maverick, i like your accountant jokes. Funny! I wonder why people created such jokes on them. Hahaha!

Boyot said...

and you tell everybody you not a bodek guy moron