I had a group interview. There were about 10 other candidates and one person running the interview. The format was we sat at the table and took turns answering the questions asked by the interviewer. All of the questions were "getting to know you" type questions. One I found very uncomfortable. We were asked to find a partner, then tell the group a funny story about them.
For example my partner Bob told me a story about himself. Then I told the group this story about Bob to make them laugh. Then Bob would do it for me.
I found it very stressful presenting to a large group on something I'm not experienced in (it's not as if the job was for a comedian). I was unable to think up a good story in the time provided. Worse yet my partner had a story that could be seen as inappropriate. I considered walking out but didn't want to leave my partner stranded. Also since there were so many people I was concerned what they might think. I'm not necessarily saying it this was a bad question, I'm saying I found it unusual and had a lot of stress answering it.
Was there a better way I could have handled this? I tried to get more direction from the interviewer and asked where she got these questions from. She replied "I'm creative" and that they were supposed to be fun.
Another question was "what's your favorite color". I'm a bit annoyed I wasted time going to the interview. I'm not there to listen to 10 strangers talk about their favorite color. I'm considering following up with her manager. In the email they specified the dress code was "business casual" and having them specify this made me expect they would be more professional.