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Cajun Math

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by nipperwolf, Nov 2, 2003.

  1. nipperwolf

    nipperwolf

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    " I'm not hiring any Cajuns, the foreman thought to himself,"
    so he made up a test hoping that the Cajun wouldn't be able
    to answer the questions, and he'd be able to refuse him the
    job without getting into an argument.

    "Here's your first question," the foreman said. "Without using
    numbers, represent the number 9."

    "Without numbers?" The Cajun says. "Dat is 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 Cajun.

    "Fair enough," says the boss. "Here is your second question.
    Use the same rules, but this time the number is 99."

    The Cajun stares into space for a while, 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 its dirty tree, and dirty tree, and
    dirty tree. Dat is 99."

    The boss is getting worried he's going to have to hire this guy, so
    he says, "Alright, last question. Same rules again, but represent
    the number 100."

    The Cajun stares into space again, then he picks up the picture
    again and makes a little mark at the base of each tree, and says,
    "Ere you go. One hundert."

    The boss looks at the attempt. "You must be nuts if you think
    that represents a hundred."

    The Cajun leans forward and points to the marks at the tree bases,
    and says, "A little dog come along and crap by each tree, so now
    you've got dirty tree and a turd, dirty tree and a turd, and dirty tree
    and a turd, which make one hundert....So when I start...???"