Once, the Jobcentre sent me on a course, an Employability Course. During the session we were given the following question, posed to us as a riddle.
Q. A dog is tied to a tree. 100m away there is a pond. The dog is thirsty but the rope he is tied to is only 50m long. He cannot reach the water. What does he do?
After much struggling and searching, we had to give up. They told us the answer:
A. Nothing. The dog gives up and dies.
What kind of a lesson is that? The outcome of the course was that I “needed further assessment to help understand what skills for work are required.”