2 Good 2 Be True
I was eating a bowl of shepherd’s pie at the Irish pub in our neighborhood. A man walks up to my table and asks, “What’s your favorite number?”
“Uh, 153,” I respond.
“And 153 × 2 is 306,” he says, then hurriedly scurries away.
He approaches another table, asks another patron for her favorite number, and again multiplies it by 2. He does this over and over, popping from table to table, annoying customer after customer. Eventually, the manager notices this eccentric behavior and approaches the man.
“Sir,” says the manager, “You can’t keep interrupting people’s dinners by asking them for a number and then multiplying by 2.”
“What can I say,” he responds. “I love Dublin!”
A little while later, the gentleman at the table next to me says to his companion, “I know a sure-fire way to double your money.”
This piqued my interest, so I leaned over to eavesdrop on his advice.
“Fold it in half,” he said.
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