June 14, 2024

XKCD Web Comic #1094: Interview (described)

A web comic of romance,
sarcasm, math, and language.






















Black Hat Man is interviewing for a job at an interviewer’s desk
Interviewer: …but thank you for applying. We’ll keep your résumé on file.

Black Hat Man places a briefcase onto the interviewer’s desk.
Black Hat Man: Perhaps *this* could change your mind?

With a click, the Interviewer opens the briefcase.

The briefcase opens into a hole that extends below the desk. The hole looks miles deep

The view falls into the hole, then the interviewer falls, screaming, down the hole

Thump! The interviewer, with the briefcase, lands on a chair.

The positions from the original scene have switched and Black Hat Man is now interviewing.

Black Hat Man: …but thank you for applying. We’ll keep your résumé on file.

Interviewer looks confused then notices the briefcase.

Interviewer places briefcase on the desk.

Interviewer: Perhaps *this* could change your mind?

Black Hat Man opens the briefcase.

Black Hat Man looks inside.

Black Hat Man spins the briefcase around.

Black Hat Man: I’m sorry…

The briefcase contains the normal business elements of a briefcase.

Black Hat Man: …that opening has been filled

Hover text: Hey, before you go, can you explain to me what job I now have?


Warning: This comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors).

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