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  • As a norwegian... I post this with a grin!

    Norwegian Math

    A Houston construction site boss was interviewing men for a job, when along
    came a Norwegian. "I'm not hiring any Norwegians, the foreman thought to
    himself, so he made up a test to avoid hiring the Norwegian without getting
    into an argument.

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

    "Without numbers?" The Norwegian 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
    Norwegian.

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

    The Norwegian 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 it's dirty tree, and dirty tree, and
    dirty tree. Dat is 99."

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

    The Norwegian 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 boss looks at the attempt. "You must be nuts if you think that
    represents a hundred!" The Norwegian 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 make one hundred. So when I start?"
    Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
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    Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
    lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
    Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
    Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
    Currently not obstructed
    Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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    Re: As a norwegian... I post this with a grin!

    Ed and I are laughing up a storm! Ed thinks the Chinese students will like this one! Would that be a cross cultural joke or what???

    Rhoda

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      Re: As a norwegian... I post this with a grin!

      Lisa,
      It’s funnier when you tell it!
      Burt

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        Re: As a norwegian... I post this with a grin!

        Lisa,
        I finally GET the emoticons.....when words just can't express .......
        Joyce
        \"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.\"
        Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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