Just a Glaring Error – Difficulty Easy to Medium

Detective Nose had just wrapped up a case in the upper town district of Trenton and since he was in the area decided to stop by and pay his friend Dr. Dean Lamar a visit at the museum. Dr. Dean was the director in charge at the museum and had been so for the past five years. By all accounts, he was doing a fantastic job.

When Nose arrived at his friend’s office, he saw that he was in the middle of looking over some résumés.

“I’m looking to hire a new tour guide to help with a new ancient Chinese exhibit that’s due to arrive next week” said Dr. Dean. “I expect that this exhibit will attract hundreds of visitors and to tell you the truth, I’m a little worried that I may not be able to find a suitable guide to help with the attraction.”

Detective Nose decided to sit down and assist his comrade sort through the large stack of resumes. They were near the end of the pile when Dr. Dean pointed out a resume to Nose that he felt might be from a suitable candidate.

Typed on a plain sheet of white paper was the resume of a man whose name was Geoffrey Montgomery. Under his qualifications he had a few relevant jobs listed with all the required references but it wasn’t the job history that caught Dr. Dean’s attention. Rather, under the heading of hobbies and interests, Geoff had listed that he was very much interested in the Chinese culture and had been studying their language, alphabet, geography, religions, history, and customs for close to ten years. The resume then went on to list other desirable traits and details that would be of some benefit to the position.

“I think we may have found our candidate,” said Dr. Dean. “With his previous job experience and his extensive background knowledge of the Chinese culture, I doubt I will be able to find anyone else that is more suited for the task. I think I’ll give him a call and see if we can meet this afternoon.”

“I’d hold off on phoning him just yet if I were you. There’s something off about his resume that leads me to believe that he is not being totally honest about his qualifications.”

What mistake did Geoffrey make in his resume?



8 Responses to “Just a Glaring Error – Difficulty Easy to Medium”

  1. Delores Ratliff on November 13th, 2009 8:22 pm

    more more. i love these

  2. Brainiac on January 9th, 2011 8:01 pm

    They should have hired him. What he meant was, they have an alphabet of characters. Give him the man some slack, he’s the expert, not Detective Nose.

    Ha Ha Weee

  3. TlVli on January 12th, 2011 7:07 am

    what if the guy was just really stupid for accidentally writing alphabet, hahaha though still yeahp that’d be d stupidest thing, and he would’nt be really up for the job if he’s that dumb

    love the stories! hope you get them updated :D

  4. Nobody You Know on April 12th, 2011 4:20 am

    This was easy. I’ve lived in China and studied Chinese, so it was rather obvious to me. I’m pretty sure that this mystery was directed towards those who live in the Americas or Western Hemisphere. I wonder…could you use some sort of cultural trait to make a mystery?

  5. me on March 22nd, 2012 4:28 am

    this was a better one because it was one we could actually work out

  6. emily on May 16th, 2012 2:08 pm

    this mystery is kind of wied.. i mean geoffry could have ment just the alphabet meaning letterts not nevermind…

  7. emily on May 16th, 2012 2:09 pm

    nevermind.. i messed up typeing i just want to say… make more mysteries!!!

  8. yasir on March 12th, 2017 7:42 am

    Chinese are also probably the least religious people on the planet, and so I would doubt what was it about the Chinese ‘religions’ that the candidate was so interested about.

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