TO BE READ IN AN IRISH ACCENT!
An Irishman wants a job, but the foreman won't hire him until he
passes a little maths test.
"Here's your first question", the foreman said. " Without using
numbers, represent the number 9."
"Without numbers?" the Irishman says, "Dat's easy." and proceeds to
draw three trees.
"What's this?" the boss asks.
"Ave you got no brain? Tree and tree and tree make nine," says the Irishman
"Fair enough," says the boss. "Here's your second question. Use the
same rules, but this time the number is 99."
Irish stares into space for awhile, then picks up the picture that
he has just drawn and makes a smudge on each tree. "Ere you go."
The boss scratches his head and says, "How on earth do you get that
to represent 99?"
"Each of da trees is dirty now . So, it's dirty tree, and dirty
tree, and dirty tree. Dat's 99."
The boss is getting worried that he's going to actually have to hire
this guy, so he says, "All right, last question. Same rules again, but
represent the number 100."
Irish stares into space some more, then he picks up the picture
again and makes a little mark at the base of each tree and says, "Dere you go.
The boss looks at the attempt. "You must be crazy if you think that
represents a hundred!"
Irish leans forward and points to the marks at the base of each tree
and says, "A little dog came along and crapped by each tree. So now you
got dirty tree and a turd, dirty tree and a turd, and dirty tree and a turd,
which makes one hundred.....So, when do I start?!"