At his manditory retirement picnic,
Dr. LaBeaver told the story of how he was hired:
I came to South Skunky wanting a stuperintendents job,
but the Bored of Education wouldn't hire me
until I passed a little math test.
So I met with the Bored of Education,
and they gave me the following test........
Here is your first question, the board president said.
"Without using numbers, represent the number 9."
"Without numbers?" LaBeaver stated,
"Dat is easy." And proceeds to draw three trees.
"What's this?" the board president asks?
"Ave you got no brain?
Tree and tree and tree make nine," says LaBeaver.
"Fair enough," says the board president.
"Here's your second question.
Use the same rules, but this time the number is 99."
LaBeaver 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 board members scratch their heads and asks,
"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 is 99."
The board is getting worried that it's going to
actually have to hire LaBeaver, so they say,
"All right, last question.
Same rules again, but represent the number 100."
LaBeaver 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."
The board looks at the attempt.
"You must be nuts if you think
that represents a hundred!"
LaBeaver leans forward and points to the
marks at the base of each tree and says,
"A little dog come along and crap 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."
And thats how he got his job!!!!!