The Test – (100 words)
“Is this really necessary?”
“The free association test is compulsory for all applicants and forms part of our profiling to determine suitability.”
Harold sighed, turned to the screen and clicked to begin.
AMBULANCE flashed on the monitor. Harold typed: HOSPITAL
HIERARCHY – BOSS
FRAGILE – DELICATE
DISCRIMINATION – Harold paused, looked at the young HR woman then typed.
He pushed his chair back from the desk and stood up.
“Mr Meyrick if you don’t complete…” he raised a hand to silence her.
“We both know you don’t want a sixty year old janitor.”
As he left she looked at his final answer; AGEIST