Just walk out. Why waste your time with a game player and it also speaks volumes of how an organization treats their employees. An interview is an exchange of dialogue whereby an interviewer must be in the position to find the right person to make the organization money. Interviewers many times are not cognizant that if they listen to the interviewee they can ascertain more than asking stupid questions and trying to throw them off in their thought pattern. people who think they can see how a person reacts may fail to actualize that they learn more by listening than game playing. Many game playing interviewers have lost many prospective quality employees who lose respect for the interviewer and the company. The interviewee who loses respect will remember that game player and many times may end up at a more professional firm which translates to lost profits by the game playing interviewer plus a public relations concern. How many people are hired in this country are poorly trained by some of these self important interviewers and effect the bottom line? Too many. These questions also show disrespect and no wonder it is difficult to ascertain competent people to deal with and get things done properly especially in the service industry with this mentality.
One good way to avoid those nerves is the old practice, practice, practice. With this in mind I used "the complete job interview preparation work book" from amazon.The best thing about this book is that it is not a 200 page novel but an interactive work book requiring your on input. The outcome is the answers are all yours and not some generic answer.Give it a go, I think it was around 20 dollars.Good Luck
My thought process is mine. I find this totally ridiculous
Very interesting! As you noted, off-the-wall interview questions are typically asked to understand your thought process. So, try to steer the conversation toward the job as much as possible instead of getting distracted by the actual question. That way, the interviewer can gauge your knowledge, in addition to how well you think on your feet.