The idea for this tag has come from multiple sources. One is an Irish ditty (although when searching for the story I was looking for I found a number of versions) and the other from finding pathtags amongst my new found love of geo-caching.
So, the ditty...
construction site boss was interviewing men for a job, when along came Murphy.
The boss thought I'm not hiring that lazy Irishman, so he decided to set a test
for Murphy, hoping he wouldn't be able to answer the questions, and he'd be
able to refuse him the job without getting into an argument.
The first question was, Without using numbers, represent the number 9.
So Murphy says, "Dat's easy" and proceeds to draw three tree's. The
boss says, "What the hells that?" Murphy says "Tree 'n tree n'
tree makes nine". Fair enough, says the boss.
Second question, same rules, but represent 99. Murphy stares into space
for a while, then makes a smudge on each tree. "Der ya go sir" he
says. The boss scratches his head and says, " How on earth do you get that
to represent 99. Murphy says " each tree's dirty now! so it's dirty tree,
n' dirty tree n' dirty tree, dats 99.
The boss is getting worried he's going to have to hire him, so he says
"All right, question three. Same rules again, but represent the number
100". Murphy stares into space again, then he shouts, "got it!"
he makes a little mark at the base of each tree, and says "There ya go sir
The boss looks at Murphy's attempt and thinks, Ha! got him this time.
"Go on Murphy, you must be mad if you think that represents a
hundred." Murphy leans forward and points to the marks at the tree bases,
and says, "A little dog comes along and craps by each tree, so now you've
got, dirty tree an' a turd, dirty tree an' a turd, an' dirty tree an' a turd,
which makes one hundred, when do I start me job?"
This tag celebrates my 100th find and also my laying out my first hide which will be a multi in my neighbourhood of many trees and the odd scat left behind by dogs, horses and possums. I hope collectors will enjoy the tag as a memory of the hunt as it all ties in to the grand finale.This tag will not be open for trade at this time, you'll need to make the trip to complete the Multi to retrieve it.
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