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I've found this posted by a guy who was interviewed for work at Microsoft. Check the conversation flow below:

From "Pete" (not his real name):

I walked into my first technical interview at Microsoft, and before I could say anything, the woman says, You're in an 8x8 stone corridor. -I blink and sit down.

Interviewer: The prince of darkness appears before you.

Me: You mean, like, the devil?

Interviewer: Any prince of darkness will do.

Me: Ok.

Interviewer: What do you do?

Me: <pause> Can I run?

Interviewer: Do you want to run?

Me: Hmm I guess not Do I have a weapon?

Interviewer: What kind of weapon do you want?

Me: Um something with range?

Interviewer: Like what?

Me: Uh a crossbow?

Interviewer: What kind of ammo do you have?

Me: <long pause> Ice arrows?

Interviewer: Why?

Me: <floundering> Because the prince of darkness is a creature made of fire???

Interviewer: Fine, so what do you do next?

Me: I shoot him?

Interviewer: No what do you do?

Me: <blank stare>

Interviewer: You WASTE him! You *WASTE* the prince of darkness!!

Me: <completely freaked out and off my game> Holy crap, what have I gotten myself into.

She then tells me that she asks that question for two reasons.

1) Because she wants to know if the candidate is a gamer (which is apparently really important please note: I'm not a gamer)

2) because she wants her question to show up on some website. I hate to accommodate her, but this is definitely the weirdest interview question I've ever heard of.

Well, here you go, weird-prince-of-darkness-wasting-lady...

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