then it probably is.
I was unfamiliar with the Van Halen story but it's an awesome example of sneakily checking to see if someone is going to do their job. I often wonder why job postings don't use similar (ie "Your resume must be entirely in Comic Sans") little tests to eliminate folks who don't read carefully.
Of course, I often don't read things carefully enough myself.
Bike post tomorrow, I just thought this was a neat anecdote.