You as a collective group are extremely intelligent because of the following factors:
- You are skillful and shrewd internet users who have transcended forwarding emails and discovered the nirvana of the blog world
- You have good taste in blogs
Please do not cheat by Googling up the correct answer. It's exactly what I would do in your shoes, but please don't sink to my level.
Carl and I started out making the same salary.
Then, last year, Carl got a raise of 10 percent. I think they cited two things that primarily were responsible for that: perfect attendance and improved grooming.
And I got a pay cut of 10 percent. So while Carl got an increase of 10 percent, my pay was cut by 10 percent. The reason they gave was "poor puzzler performance."
Now, this year, however, they raised my salary by 10 percent, and they had the good sense to reduce Carl's by 10 percent.
The question is, who's making more money now, and why?
(borrowed shamelessly from Click and Clack's beautiful radio program):