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So then the strings on the other shoe are named Bob and Carol?
From: John Posada [mailto:JPosada -at- book -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2003 3:14 PM
Subject: RE: testing candidates
>Actually, one of the tests I have written in the past is
>How to tie your shoes without using the word "shoelaces"
>Try that for a writing exam! not as easy as it seems.
Actually, it's easy.
In the beginning of the instruction, describe the item without using the
term shoelace and define your own name of it. Personally, I'd chose Ted for
the string in your left hand and Alice for the string in your right. Then,
throughout the instruction, refer to them by their name.
3. "With the thumb and index finger of your left hand, grasp Ted about 1
inch from the loose end (the end with the little plastic thingy, also known
as an Aglet) and with the thumb and index finger of your right hand, grasp
Alice about 1 inch from the loose end.