One day a mathematician decides that he is sick of maths. So, he walks down to the fire department and announces that he wants to become a fireman.
The fire chief says, ‘Well, you look like a good guy. I’d be glad to hire you, but first I have to give you a little test.’
The fire chief takes the mathematician to the alley behind the fire department which contains a dumpster, a spigot, and a hose. The chief then says, ’OK, you’re walking in the alley and you see the dumpster here is on fire. What do you do?’
The mathematician replies, ‘Well, I hook up the hose to the spigot, turn the water on, and put out the fire.’
The chief says, ‘That’s great, perfect. Now I have to ask you just one more question. What do you do if you’re walking down the alley and you see…
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