With This Hat, You're Hired!

The Puzzler

TOM: I know how he knows.

RAY: Go ahead, man.

TOM: 'No one will be at a disadvantage.'

RAY: Exactly.

TOM: And if any of the hats was white, then somebody would be at a disadvantage, the guy with the white hat.

RAY: Exactly because he would look at two black hats.

TOM: And they wouldn't. The other two guys would be seeing a white and a black and they would immediately know.

RAY: Exactly.

TOM: And so, if no one is going to be at a disadvantage, all the hats have to be black.

RAY: You got it.

TOM: Exactly. They should have known the answer when he was explaining it.

RAY: Well, the truth is none of those knuckleheads got the job because that's exactly right.

TOM: Yeah. They were all dopes.

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