Robert was in a terrible accident at work. He fell through a floor tile and ripped off both of his ears.
Since he was permanently disfigured, he settled with the company for a rather large sum of money as compensation, left the company and went on his way.
One day, Robert decided to invest his money in a small, but growing telecom business, and after weeks of negotiations, he bought the company outright.
However, after signing on the dotted line he realized that he knew nothing about running such a business, and quickly set out to hire someone who could do that for him.
The next day he had set up three interviews to try and find someone who could help him to run the company.
The first interviewee was great. He knew everything he needed to and was very interesting.
At the end of the interview, Robert asked him, “Do you notice anything different about me?
The man answered, “Why yes, I couldn’t help but notice you have no ears.”
Robert got very angry and threw him out.
The second interview was with a woman, and she was even better than the man that he had interviewed.
Robert asked her the same question, “Do you notice anything different about me?”
She replied: “Well, you have no ears.”
Robert again was upset and tossed her out as well.
The third and last interview was the best of all three. It was with a very young man who was fresh out of college. He was smart. He was handsome and he seemed to be a better businessman than the first two put together.
Robert was anxious, but went ahead and asked the young man the same question: “Do you notice anything different about me?”
To his surprise, the young man answered: “Yes. You wear contact lenses.”
Robert was shocked, and said, “What an incredibly observant young man. How in the world did you know that?”
The young man fell off his chair laughing hysterically and replied, “Well, it’s pretty damn hard to wear glasses with no f**king ears!”