Thursday, 25 February 2016

Importance of PRESENCE OF MIND - Some Witty Answers

Whether you call it 'presence of mind' or simply put 'smartness', it helps in coming out of tricky situations. These wisecracks will also bring a smile on your lips.

Contributed by Mr.Balakrishnan :
 Importance of PRESENCE OF MIND in difficult situations

Not only our academic & technical knowledge helps, but also common sense & the presence of mind to give the right answers at right time spontaneously and also to wriggle out of difficult situations.

Even if you don't know the answer for a question, just confuse the questioner(s) and/ or make him/them spellbound by twisting the question or the answer to your perspective.

Questions and the Answers given by Candidates in competitive examinations:

Q. How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?
A. Concrete floors are very hard to crack!

Q. If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it?
A. No time at all its already built.

Q. Approximately how many birthdays does the average Japanese woman have?
A. Just one. All the others are anniversaries.

Q. If you had three apples and four oranges in one hand and four apples and three oranges in the other

hand, what would you have?
A. Very large hands.

Q. How can you lift an elephant with one hand?
A.. It is not a problem, since you will never find an elephant with one hand.
Q. How can a man go eight days without sleep?
A. He sleeps at night. .

Q. Why it is impossible to send a telegram to Washington today ?
A.. Because he is dead.

Q. If you throw a blue stone into the red sea what will it become ?
A. It becomes wet.

Q. What often falls but never gets hurt ?
A. Rain

Q. What is that no man ever saw which never was but always will be?

Q.. What looks like half apple?
A. The other half.

Q. What can you never eat at breakfast?
A. Dinner.

Q. What gets wet while drying?
A. A towel.

Q. What 3 letters change a girl into a woman ?

Q. What happened when wheel was invented ?
A. It caused a revolution.
Q. How is it easy to weigh a fish?
A. Because it has its own scales.

Q. Why does a bike rest on its leg?
A. Because it is too tyred.

Q. Bay of Bengal is in which state?
A. liquid

Interviewer said "I shall either ask you ten easy questions or only one really difficult question.
The probable thought for a while and said, "my choice is one really difficult question."
"Well, good luck to you, you have made your own choice! Now tell me this. "What comes first, Day or Night?"
The boy was taken aback to reality as his admission depends on the correctness of his answer, but as he thought for a while and said, "It's the DAY sir!"
"How" the interviewer asked,
"Sorry sir, you promised me that you will ask me only one difficult question!" He was selected.

Some anecdotes:

It was an instance during morning walk. One day we were walking and started discussing about benefits of wearing caps and to have minimum heat transfer to head, what should be the color of cap. We stared discussing properties of colors and it was told that black color is maximum absorbent of heat and white color is best reflector, In view of this the cap color should be white. On this, I told my
friend instantaneously, who is a doctor by profession, that he need not wear any cap, as he is having all the hairs on the head and all of them are perfectly white, hence no heat will ever get absorbed by his head, while walking in sun light.
I remember two instances where my presence of mind helped me to get out of embarrassing situations
One was with our records section in drawing office at Central Office. We were placed in a branch office from where I went to get some reference drawing. The man in charge couldn't locate it. Being too young and inexperienced I gave him a piece of my mind for being so careless. He profusely apologised, went in and after a bit of search came out with a crumpled paper, smoothened it out and
showed me that one Mr. Vedamoorthy has taken it and not returned so far. Quickly realising the consequences of exposing myself, without blinking an eye, i told him that this Vedamoorthy sits in my branch and I will take it from him and gracefully walked out unhurt.

The second was on the streets of Ghatkopar. I was in my own thoughts and crossed a busy road without looking at the road. Suddenly a taxi screeched to a halt near me with blaring horn. The driver put his head out and shouted at me saying " andha hai kya अंधा है क्या ?" I immediately put my hand behind my ear and asked "kya bola क्या बोला?". The driver couldn't react and he drove away saying " behra hai, sala marega Kabhi बहरा है, साला मरेगा कभी"

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