As we all know, the next person you won’t take with you on a deserted island, right after your mother-in-law is your boss. I hope this is not true for you, because sometimes you get to spend more time with your boss than your family, so… having a good relationship with him is the key to success. Anyway, let’s see a short story about a boss and 4 apples, shall we?
After a tiny mathematical error on some of those routine reports we all hate, a worker’s boss tried to belittle him in front of his peers. Well, that’s not something out of ordinary. The outcome of this story, on the other hand, is perfect – if you can outsmart your boss, do as our worker here!
With an angry voice, the boss asked:
“If you had 4 apples and I asked for one, how many would you have left?”
The answer came quickly, and was 100% honest:
“If it was you who asked, I’d still have 4 apples.” 😉