Q. So, let me give you a situation and see how you respond.
Q. It's 3am and you're in the office, you have a 9am deadline and the code you're working on is failing.
Q. What do you do?
A. You mean fix it?
Q. No, everything you've tried has failed you've exhausted all options.
A. So, I'd start looking for answer on the web, starting with a simple search, ending with asking questions in forums.
Q. The internet's down.
A. Okay, so I'd phone someone I knew who'd be awake here or in a different timezone and put the question to them or ask them to post for me.
Q. The phone system's down.
A. Okay, I'd go outside of the building and use the phone or the internet.
Q. The door's are locked.
A. I'd climb out the window.
Q. The windows are all sealed.
A. Okay, so let me get this straight, I'm in a darkened office, alone with no means of external contact and no way of leaving the office and I've exhausted every possibility I'd can think of for fixing the code?
A. Okay, I'm claustrophobic and I'm starting to have a panic attack.
A. Well, you wanted me to relate your scenario, I've done everything I can think of and obviously I'm not going to get anywhere because it appears that every piece of technology in the office has broken. At the end of the day I want to go home, but it appears I'm locked in the building with no means of exit, I'm claustrophobic so I'm very likely to start having a panic attack at this point.
Q. Um, okay, I think we'll call it a close there.
I think the answer they were after was "keep trying different things until it works", but surely this is negated by the "you've exhausted all options"? All in all it was a complete BS interview given by marketing hipsters who seemingly knew nothing about IT.