Math of the Irish

March 16, 2013 at 10:12 am Leave a comment

My friend and I were enjoying a pint of Guinness at a local Irish bar. The following sign hung overhead.

Sober Leprechaun

While enjoying the pint, another patron came up to me. “Quick!” he said. “Gimme a number!”

“What?” I asked.

“Gimme a number!” he repeated.

“Okay… 27?”

“27 × 2 = 54,” he said. He then turned to my friend. “Now you give me a number!” he demanded.

“Uh, 19,” my friend offered.

“19 × 2 = 38.”

He then made his way from table to table, each time asking for a number, then multiplying it by two. After completing an entire lap around the bar, he returned to our table. “Gimme a number,” he asked me again.

“Dude,” I said. “What’s up with you? Why do you keep asking people for numbers, then multiplying by two?”

“What can I say?” he said. “I love Dublin!”

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Guinness

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