**a) Tell someone I told you the following numbers;**

1, 10, 100, 1000, 10000, 100000 & 1000000,

and that I proceeded to ask you questions like…;

- What is your name?,
- What is your date of birth?,
- Where were you born?,
- What was your first school?,
- What is your pet’s name?,
- What is your mother’s maiden name?,

…and so on, and that I interspersed questions about the numbers I told you…., like;

- What is the third number?,
- Can you tell me the sum of any two numbers in the list?,
- What is the last two digits in your year of birth subtracted from the third number?,
- If the fourth number is a year, how many years away is it from now?
- How many times will the second number go into the fifth number?
- Whether a factor or a multiple, what is the value for any of the numbers in the list relative to the next number?

…and so on, and I noted that you did well.

**b) Then tell someone that I told you the following numbers;**

9, 77, 174, 6312, 91895, 205520 & 5002005,

and that I proceeded to ask you questions like…;

- What is the name of the Prime Minister’s cat?
- What field of expertise is Schrödinger associated with?
- How many moons does Jupiter have?
- What is the scale used to measure earthquakes?
- What is the common link between ‘Live Aid’ & ‘The Boomtown Rats’?

…and so on, and that I interspersed questions about the numbers I told you…., like;

- What is the third number halved?,
- Can you tell me the sum of any two numbers in the list multiplied by your age?,
- What is the last two digits in your year of birth subtracted from the third number and squared?,
- If the fourth number is a year BC, how many years away is it from now?
- To the nearest whole number, how many times will the second number go into the fifth number?
- What is the square root of the first number multiplied by the cube of the last answer you gave me?
- Which numbers have at least two digits the same but not four?
- Which number is palindromic?

…and so on, and I noted that your general knowledge was good.

**c) Then tell someone that I told you the following numbers;**

4, 38, 724, 8793, 83879, 247938 & 7924879,

and that I proceeded to ask you questions like…;

- Is philosophy said to be true or false… [state your answer in the form of a Shakespearian sonnet]?
- Can you express "When is the end of the world?" and "How long is the universe?" as three famous quotes?
- In an emercency, why are the skyhooks?
- What is a haystack if a needle is a camel?
- Where are question marks kept ready for use before they are put on the end of a question?
- What would you rather, bee or a wasp?
- If light is a particle ray, what can be uncovered in a
**COSY**spectrum?

…and so on, and that I interspersed questions about the numbers I told you…., like;

- What is half of the third number multiplied by the second number?,
- Can you tell me the sum of any two numbers in the list multiplied by the sum of your age and the number of the address you live at?,
- What is the last two digits in your year of birth subtracted from the fourth number and squared?,
- If the fourth number is a year BC, how many years away is it from now?
- To the nearest whole number, how many times will the second number go into the fifth number?
- What is the square root of the first number multiplied by the cube of the last answer you gave me divided by 2222217500000 and expressed as a fraction?
- What is the third number expressed in minutes if the value is said to be seconds?
- If the fifth number is a sort code which is the issue number if the account has been opened for 20969 years?
- Which of the numbers would be used to make an ISBN code?
- Which number in the list can be divided by 6 to make a whole number?

…and so on, and I noted your expressions as you cogitated.

Then I applied your wealth of knowledge and suitable experience to the job criteria –

– I found I had these available positions for you…….;

**i/** List$ searcher**ii/** Search$ lister**iii/** Tea lady**iv/** Cleaner**v/** Minion**vi/** Below yourself**vii/** Believe me you’d do as well living in a box and eating from a dustbin