The company decided to do some intelligence testing to see who was smarter.
There were three identical, white, empty rooms with just a table and a chair.
The subjects were a General Foreman, an Engineer, and a Lineman. Each of subjects were given three identical steel balls with no instruction. They were locked in their respective rooms for one hour.
First, they went to the General Foreman and observed that his balls were all in a straight line on the table.
Next, they went to the Engineers room. To their amazement, his balls were all stacked on top of each other in a column at the center of the table.
Then to the Lineman’s room. What they found was, he had lost one, broke one, and the third one was in his dinner bucket.
Byron Dunn - Lineman