I hired three summer interns this year. All three are senior level engineering students from my alma mater. I had one working on a project with me and I asked him to replace a bolt on a machine we are building. He came back with a bolt that was too big. Then, he came back with one that was too little. I told him to get the right one. He would find it in the fastenal box in our consumables room. After, an eternity he came back and said, " I found a 9/16thsand it was too big. I tried a 7/16ths and it was too little and there is no 8/16ths in the box". I was laughing and pissed at the same time.
He made me think of the witnesses I was raised around. I don't know why, but he did and I was instantly pissed at him and can't wait for him to go back to school. I guess it's because I wish my family could look at the problem in front them and solve it. It really is that simple.