A policeman wanted to test the skills of three guys who were in training to become detectives. He started interrogating them one after another, only to be disappointed.
Three young men were training to become detectives. One day, a policeman was assigned to interrogate them to determine if they had what it took to become detectives.
To test their skill in recognizing a suspect, the policeman shows the trainees a photo for 5 seconds and then hides it.
A policeman. | Soure: Pexels/HarrisonHaines
"This is your suspect, how would you recognize him?" the policeman asked the first guy after showing him the picture for exactly five seconds.
"That's pretty easy, sir. We can catch him within minutes because the poor guy has only one eye," the guy proudly answered. The policeman cringed at the stupid answer.
"That's because the picture only shows his side profile," he patiently said. Moving on, he showed the picture for 5 seconds to the second guy.
He checks the suspect's file on his computer and finds that the guy did, in fact, wear contacts.
"This is your suspect, how would you recognize him?" he asked.
"Let me see...," the second guy began. "It's to be too easy to catch this one because he has only one ear, sir."
Angry, the policeman facepalms his reddening face. "What is up with you two?! Of course, only one ear and one eye are showing you, idiots! It's his side profile."
Hopeless at this point, he slowly turned to the third guy and asked, "This is your suspect, how would you recognize him?" Just as he was opening his mouth to answer, the policeman warned, "Think real hard, and please don't give me a stupid answer."
The third guy looked at the picture intently. After a good minute, he said, "The guy wears contact lenses." The policeman was amused. "That's interesting," he said.
He checks the suspect's file on his computer and finds that the guy did, in fact, wear contacts. He was very pleased. "It's true! How did you make such a spot-on observation? Even the department missed this little detail."
"Ha! That's easy," boasted the third guy. "He can't wear regular glasses because he only has one eye and one ear."
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