Newfie wants a job, but the foreman won't hire him until he passes a
little math test.
is your first question, the foreman said. "Without using
numbers, represent the number 9."
numbers?" The Newfie says? "Dat is easy." And proceeds to
draw three trees.
this?" the boss asks.
you ain't got no brain? Tree and tree plus tree makes 9" says
enough," says the boss. "Here's your second
Use the same rules, but this time the number is 99."
Newfie 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."
boss scratches his head and says, "How on earth do you get that to
of da trees is dirty now. So, it's dirty tree, and dirty
tree, plus dirty tree. Dat makes 99."
boss is getting worried that he's going to actually have to hire this
Newfie , so he says, "All right, last question. Same rules
again, but represent the number 100."
Newfie 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, "Ere you
go. One hundred."
boss looks at the attempt. "You must be nuts if you think
that represents a hundred!"
Newfie leans forward and points to the marks at the base of each tree
and whispers, "A little dog come along and poop by each tree.
now you got dirty tree and a turd, dirty tree and a turd, and dirty
tree and a turd, which makes ONE HUNDRED!"
Newfie is the new supervisor!